Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park was established to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles. Much of the landscape retains its wartime character with a patchwork of open fields and woodlots scattered across gently rolling hills. The 5,073 acre park is located within the northern VA Piedmont, approximately 45 miles southwest of Washington, DC. Many surrounding lands are becoming residential and industrial developments. Major transportation corridors, including a busy road passing through and another running adjacent, impact the park resources. In addition, the overpopulation of white-tailed deer, the spread of exotic invasive species, and increased runoff are important natural issues for Manassas National Battlefield Park.