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Henry Hill Loop - Manassas National Battlefield Park

Short on length but long on history, the Henry Hill Loop at Manassas National Battlefield Park is a great hike for the entire family, including your pet. Signs along the trail provide interesting details about the critical fighting that occurred on the Hill during the First Battle of Manassas. Historical artifacts, such as the Stonewall Jackson monument and Civil War artillery, add to the visual appeal of the hike. The Park is located about 25 miles west of Washington DC just off route 66.
Photo Op: 
Try different compositions of the monuments and artillery for interesting shots.
Manassas Battlefield National Park
6511 Sudley Road
20109 Manassas, VA
Metro Accessible: 
What to Bring: 
You may want to bring some snacks as there is no food on site. Play it safe and bring your own water too. The website goes to great lengths to make visitors aware of ticks , so bring tick repellent. See the website (link below) for more details on how to protect yourself from ticks. The hike is essentially without tree cover, so sunscreen and a hat are also good ideas.
Food Options: 
There is no food on site, but there are several chain restaurants just off of Route 66 a few miles from the park.
Additional Information: 

There is a three dollar fee to use the park. You must go in the Visitor Center to pay. They will give a receipt you should keep on hand when in the park.

The Visitor Center has a small museum containing Civil War artifacts and a theater where you can watch a 45 minute park orientation film. The film shows every hour on the hour from 9AM until 4PM. If you can, watch it before you hike.

The map we provide here focuses specifically on the Henry Hill Loop Trail. However, we still suggest that you pick up maps and other brochures in the Visitor Center as they offer interesting historical information.

Begin the hike by making your way towards the Stonewall Jackson monument. After the Jackson monument make your way to the artillery and then up to the Henry House. From there follow the path as marked on the map and keep an eye out for trail markers.

Note that there is also a Henry Hill Cell Phone Tour. You call the given phone number and enter the stop (for example, a monument) to hear a two minute audio program. Get a brochure in the Visitor Center with the phone number and a map with the various stops marked on it.

Environmental conditions in cities, parks, etc. can change rapidly and without our knowledge. We do not make any claims as to the accuracy of information presented on this page. Further, hiking can be a dangerous activity that may result in bodily harm and possibly death. We hope the information that we provide will help you prepare for your hike, but do not imply that the information provided is complete. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself for whatever challenges you may face. If you decide to use any of the information on this page, you do so at your own risk.
Stonewall Jackson Monument at Manassas Battlefield National Park
Henry Hill House at Manassas Battlefield National Park
Monument at the Henry Hill House at Manassas Battlefield National Park
Henry Hill Loop Trail at Manassas Battlefield National Park
Artillery on the Henry Hill Loop Trail at Manassas Battlefield National Park


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