Surrounding Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, this regional park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the first 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.
The first phase of the effort started with under-brushing the forested areas on the 12 acre portion of the area where the the last phase of the battle took place on October 21, 1861. In January 2010, we began a major tree cutting effort to clear most of the trees from the same 12 acre area. The tree tops and brush were ground into mulch that was used on park trails. The merchantable timber was harvested and sent to a local saw mill where the logs were turned into lumber for use at Ball’s Bluff and other parks within the Northern Virginia Regional Park system. Tree tops and other wood were also turned into firewood.
Directions: To reach Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, 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.
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is a non-profit, four-state partnership dedicated to raising awareness of the unparalleled American heritage in a region running from Gettysburg, PA to Jefferson's Monticello, VA. With more history than other region in the nation, the JTHG was recognized by Congress as a National Heritage Area and offers educational programs for students of all ages.