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Finally, don't forget to visit the museum inside the visitor's center. Some of the more unique items on display include items recovered from the fields of Manassas including a fife and drumstick - both in great condition, as well as two pistols. There is also a shoe from Private George Lyles of the Virginia Infantry. It still has the cannister shot embedded in the sole of the shoe when Lyles was wounded in battle.

The visitor’s center is located at 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-361-1339. The website is http://www.nps.gov/mana/pphtml/planyourvisit.html.

The park is open all year long during daylight hours; admission is $3. The visitor’s center costs an additional $3 and includes the video and admission to the museum. The visitor’s center is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The video begins every hour on the hour beginning at 9 and ending at 4.

For More Information on the Fairfax, VA Area - - Take the opportunity to see the DC suburbs and the sights such as the Smithsonian’s new National Air and Space Annex as well as the Manassas Battlefield by staying in the quaint City of Fairfax. (Don’t be confused; there is a City of Fairfax and the county of Fairfax.) You won't be out of reach of anything thanks to DC's Metro. If you want to go into DC, there are convenient Metro stops in the City of Fairfax. (The Metro is quick, efficient, inexpensive and most important to me – safe.) For more information on the City of Fairfax accommodations call: 800.572.8666 or visit www.visitfairfax.com. Dulles Airport is the closest Airport and United Airlines is one the dominant airlines flying into Dulles.

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