New Civil War app to guide visitors to Manassas

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 07, 2011 15:10 hrs

A smartphone application providing a guided tour of Manassas battlefield is making its debut this month, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's first great battle.

The app announced Tuesday by the Civil War Trust uses GPS technology and Apple's iPhone platform. The "Bull Run Battle App" will help guide tourists through the northern Virginia battleground using audio, video and animated content.

The new application will make its formal debut July 12 at Manassas National Battlefield. The trust will be joined by state officials, as well as representatives from Prince William County and local tourism officials.

The re-enactment of the First Battle of Manassas will be held July 23 and 24, with thousands of re-enactors expected to participate.

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