Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mayfield Civil War Fort
A Civil War Redoubt
— The Manassas Museum System —
The historic site contains the Mayfield house foundation and the Hooe family cemetery, as well as walking trails, interpretive markers, and reproduction cannon. Please proceed along the marked trails within the fenced area. In consideration of our neighbors in the Battery Heights Community, please park only in the historic site lot.
To learn more about Manassas and the Northern Virginia Piedmont, please visit The Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William Street. During your stay, be sure to explore the military and cultural history of Old Town Manassas by picking up a Walking/Driving Tour guide at the Museum.
A 300-yard trail from the parking lot to the fort rises at a 3% grade. There is a water fountain at the top of the trail.
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 38° 45.292′ N, 77° 27.187′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battery Heights Boulevard and Quarry Road, on the left when traveling south. At the east end of the parking lot for the Mayfield Fort Park. From Liberia Avenue (Route 776), turn west on Quarry Road, then make another left on Battery Heights Blvd. The parking lot is on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War FortMayfield Civil War Fort (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. A map of fortifications around Manassas carries the caption: This map shows Confederate-constructed earthworks (highlighted) surrounding Manassas Junction. “Liberia” was a plantation owned by William J. Weir and used by both Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and Union General Irvin McDowell. “Liberia” house is a property of the Manassas Museum System.
Regarding Mayfield Civil War Fort. Additional interpretive markers in the park detail the fort, farm houses, and cemetery mentioned on this marker. To best appreciate the fortifications and the locations of the markers, use the “satellite” or “hybrid” viewing options in the HMDB Map. You may follow the trail on the related markers list.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Fortifications at Manassas Junction. Detailed discussion of the fortifications built around Manassas, based on analysis of maps and photographs. (Submitted on September 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,750 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.