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by Sandy Goes
Staten Island, New York
June 11, 2007
From journal National Museum of the Marine Corp
St. Louis, Missouri
April 15, 2009
, Virginia, Turkey
May 1, 2003
"There is Jackson, standing like a stone wall." --General Barnard Bee
Our visit started at the Henry Hill Visitors Center, which hosts an extensive exhibition center. We first looked at various artifacts from the war, such as muskets, pictures, letters, and surgery sets. Later, with the aid of an electronic system that demonstrated the movement of the Northern and Southern armies, we got a general idea of the First Bull''s Run. The well-organized exhibition center helped me get a grasp on what the war was about.
Later, we heard an announcement about a movie that was scheduled at 15 minutes past the hour. We had to pay an additional $3 each for the movie titled "Manassas: End of Innocence". The 45-minute long movie focused on the First Bull''s Run, the first conflict between the South and the North.
After the movie, we took an unguided tour of the battlefield. Various information was supplied to assist the visitors. When we visited, it was a serene and hot summer day. It was hard to visualize that so many people had their last breaths in this same field.
Will there be a time in humankind''s future people resolve their differences other then by force or war?
The tour of the grounds is $3 per person, and if you hold a National Parks Pass, you can enter for free. There are also printed guides if you want to take a drive-through tour of the various battlegrounds.
From journal Gods and Generals - Civil War Battlefields in Virginia
May 23, 2006
For historical buffs, Manassas (or the Battle of Bull Run) is a must. It's about $3 per person, and another $3 to see the movie there. The park service has done a great job with the museum. There are plenty of artifacts, and there are a couple of scale models that are animated with sound, so that you can truly understand what happened during Manassas I and Manassas II.
When you arrive, check at the counter with the park staff for a schedule of tours. We went on a couple of different tours the day we were there, and it really brought the whole experience to life for us. While waiting for the tours to start, meander through the museum exhibits.
In my opinion, this is a great stop for families and anyone interested in Civil War history.
From journal Virginia in the Fall