Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Manassas National Battlefield Park

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109

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Meeting place
Volunteers will meet at the Brawner Farm parking lot located at 6501 Pageland Lane and are encouraged to arrive as early as 8:30AM in order to complete paperwork, be marked present, receive any additional instructions/equipment, and use the facilities located at the parking lot. Planned projects for Park Day are anywhere from a half mile to mile hike from the Brawner lot out to the fields around the Deep Cut and work crews will break off to hike to their work sites at 9am.
Planned Activities
The staff and volunteers of Manassas National Battlefield Park will lead participants in a variety of trail and landscape maintenance as well as cleanup projects in the area surrounding the Brawner Farm and Deep Cut. These activities will also include a chance to visit the Brawner farmhouse exhibits that day. When you register, we will give you a detailed list of these projects so that you can indicate which ones you prefer to be a part of.
History or Educational Activities
Park staff will be on hand to talk about the significance of the ground on which participants are working to the Second Battle of Manassas. Our 2024 Park Day projects are specifically focused on key areas associated with that battle, including the opening fight at the Brawner Farm and the fight at the Deep Cut, site of the largest Federal attack on the final day of the battle. Park staff will offer programs on the park's history and cultural resources, as well as special programming for children about archaeology on the battlefield.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Personal Protective Equipment will be provided, but if you would like to bring gloves, please do. However, please make sure you are prepared for environmental conditions. The weather in Northern Virginia at this time of year can be unpredictable and wet. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and any other clothing to maneuver in muddy or mucky conditions. It is also recommended that participants bring sunscreen and bug spray, as well as water.
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will be cancelled.
Please note
A note on accessibility: The restrooms, trail to the Brawner farmhouse, and exhibits inside the house are accessible, however, work sites are in the middle of fields that are uneven, rocky, and otherwise not very accessible. Some accessible programming will occur by the house and accessible projects may be available in the vicinity of it. If you have accessibility questions or are interested in more details, please do not hesitate to reach out to the point of contact for this event, Liz Hokanson.

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