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Manassas National Battlefield

Official NPS account of Manassas National Battlefield Park, preserving and interpreting where the First and Second Battles of Manassas were fought.

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Check out this Five-lined Skink! Easily identified by the characteristic 5 stripes on a black background. Their blue tail dulls with age. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #ManassasBattlefield

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Don’t forget the last day to apply is Monday, April 23, 2018! Manassas National Battlefield Park will be hosting a Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) work team during the summer of 2018. For over 25 years, youth from the area have worked on various park resources by repairing trail surfaces, assisting with repairs to historic structures, and performing natural resources projects. This year's program will run from June 18 through August 10, 2018. Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2018 through April 23, 2018. Please visit our website to download the application: https://www.nps.gov/mana/getinvolved/ycc.htm

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This Friday-Artist-In-Residence, Nancy Hershberger will be working at the Henry Hill Visitor Center Patio from 10AM-12PM. Meet the artist, watch her work, and ask questions about her medium! About the Artist: Nancy Hershberger is a fiber artist from Breezewood, PA. She specializes in making Art Quilts. In the event of rain, this event will be moved inside of the Henry House on Henry Hill.

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Manassas National Battlefield Park will be conducting it's prescribed burn tomorrow, April 11, 2018. The planned fire will be adjacent to the eastern edge of the Brawner Farm area and will cover up to 45 acres of open fields and scrub. During the prescribed fire, public areas and trails between the Brawner Farm Interpretive Center and the Deep Cut area will be closed for up to two days. The Brawner Farm Interpretive Center will remain open and the public may view the fire at this location. Additional roads, trails and areas may need to be closed temporarily if smoke conditions reduce visibility. Linked to this post is the official press release and map of the burn area and closures. Park staff will be updating social media outlets throughout the day to allow the public to view and learn about what occurs during a prescribed burn. Please follow us on Facebook, facebook.com/manassasbattlefield or Twitter @ManassasNPS for these updates. https://www.nps.gov/mana/learn/news/national-park-service-plans-first-ever-prescribed-fire-at-manassas-national-battlefield-park-first-two-weeks-of-april.htm

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Apply now! Manassas National Battlefield Park will be hosting a Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) work team during the summer of 2018. For over 25 years, youth from the area have worked on various park resources by repairing trail surfaces, assisting with repairs to historic structures, and performing natural resources projects. This year's program will run from June 18 through August 10, 2018. Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2018 through April 23, 2018. Please visit our website to download the application: https://www.nps.gov/mana/getinvolved/ycc.htm

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Wow! Check out these eggs spotted in a spring puddle! Does anyone know the name of the amphibian that laid these? Hint: 🐸

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Come see our first Artist-in-Residence of 2018 painting at the Henry Hill Visitor Center! #artistinresidence #manassasbattlefield

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Our 2018 living history schedule is finalized! #manassasbattlefield #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque

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Check out the Fox we got pictures of on a park game camera! #manassasbattlefield #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque

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The Stone House and the surrounding landscape have gone through many changes since the battles of 1861 and 1862. This picture shows one of several structures that stood behind the historic house roughly 70 years after the Civil War. #ManassasBattlefield

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Brawner Farm Interpretive Center is open for the 2018 season! Stop by daily to learn more about Second Manassas with a 10 minute lighted overview map program, interpretive displays, and ranger-led tours daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 & 3:15 p.m. See you there!

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This Woodcock was spotted nesting near Deep Cut today! #ManassasBattlefield #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

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Check out this Coyote spotted last week by a volunteer! #FindYourPark #ManassasBattlefield #EncuentrsTuParque #wildlife

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Manassas National Battlefield does not charge a fee. However, today all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Enjoy exploring your parks and remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today #manassasbattlefield #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque

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Today is the final day to submit your 2018 Artist-in-Residence application! To download an application please visit: https://www.nps.gov/mana/getinvolved/artist-in-residence.htm

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Only 2 more days to submit your 2018 Artist-in-Residence Application! Apply now for a 2 week residency exploring your favorite medium and creating art inspired by the battlefield. For more information and to download the application please visit: https://www.nps.gov/mana/getinvolved/artist-in-residence.htm #manassasbattlefield #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque #artistinresidence

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Only 9 more days to submit your 2018 Artist-in-Residence Application! For inspiration, here are some pictures of one of the park's 2017 artists, Cynthia Rusnak, during her residency To download the application visit: https://www.nps.gov/mana/getinvolved/artist-in-residence.htm Applications due December 1, 2017. #artistinresidence #manassasbattlefield #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque

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