Ball's Bluff Regional Park

Quick Facts

Ball's Bluff Regional Park

Virginia

(703) 737-7800

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Things To Do

   

Overview

Surrounding the Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, this regional park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the earliest Civil War engagement to take place in Loudoun County. Hiking trails and interpretive signs aid in understanding this important and tragic part of American history.

In 2004, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority embarked on what is now known as the Ball's Bluff Battlefield Restoration Program. The purpose of the program is to return the Battlefield to its appearance in October 1861 when the final battle was fought there and to make battlefield interpretation efforts more effective.

Map of Ball's Bluff Regional Park

Latitude, Longitude: 39.128928, -77.525883

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The park offers seven trails that offer visitors the opportunity to see the whole battlefield area.

  • Historic Sites

    Free Battlefield tours conducted by expert volunteer tour guides every Saturday and Sunday.

Seasonality/Weather

Spring and fall are generally comfortable with precipitation possible. Summers can be hot and humid with average temperatures in the high 80s and with sudden thunderstorms possible. July and August are the hottest months.

Winters can be cold with average temperatures in the winter of 41 degrees with variable precipitation.

Directions

Driving

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Route 7 west toward Leesburg, then Route 15 Bypass north. Turn right on Battlefield Parkway and left on Ball's Bluff Road. The park is located at the end of the street.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(703) 737-7800

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