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Visiting the Battlefield park early evening...

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Visiting the Battlefield park early evening...

We are flying into Dulles mid afternoon in June to start a self drive tour around Virginia. One of the sights we would love to see is the Manassas battlefield. As aircraft arrival time, time in immigration, time getting the rental car and traffic can all vary a great deal predicting an arrival time at the Manassas National Battlefield is difficult. Therefore our question is, should we arive at say 4.30 or 5pm can one still walk around the area - walk to Henry House and the Stonewall Jackson monument etc if the Visitors Centre has closed (or do the grounds of the park close at 5pm as well as the visitors centre ?). Many thanks.......

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1. Re: Visiting the Battlefield park early evening...

Info below from the National Park Service.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information please call 703-361-1339.

https:/…hours.htm

Manassas, Virginia
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2. Re: Visiting the Battlefield park early evening...

The visitor's center closes at 5 pm and you will definitely get stuck in traffic on Route 28

around the time when you exit the airport. There is a large government building on 28 between the airport and the battlefield that ends their workday around 3pm. Traffic builds from that point on.

If this is your only opportunity to see it, you can do the driving tour on your own.

Here is the that has the driving stops:

https:/…MANAmap1-2.pdf

This is the bus tour map, it has information about some of the stops so that you can decide which ones you want to see:

https:/…Bus-Site-Bulletin-small.pdf

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3. Re: Visiting the Battlefield park early evening...

You might get fantastic pix that time of day. For example and encouragement, search google Manassas Battlefield Sunset photos for some glorious scenes. First ones I saw were taken June.

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