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16 mi 26 km of trail 2 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 1 Trail Hard Trails 0 Trails

On the morning of July 16 1861, the fields overlooking Bull Run rang with the sounds of battle. The Union and Confederate armies clashed at Manassas for the first time that morning. The initial bitter battle removed any hope for a quick war. In 1862, the armies clashed again on these same fields. Today, the Manassas National Battlefield Park is the perfect opportunity to learn about the events leading up to the Civil War, and to discover more about these two influential battles. The park is steeped in American history, and visitors will have every opportunity to imagine what life would have been like for soldiers in the 1860's.

To learn more about Manassas National Battlefield Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
  • Henry Hill Visitor Center: Open 8:30 am to 5 pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25.
  • Brawner Farm Interpretive Center: 9 am to 5 pm daily. Closed Thanskgiving Day and December 25.
  • Stone House: Open seasonally, beginning April 2016

Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee, and Annual Parks passes are not available for purchase at this location. Donations are accepted at the Henry Hill Visitor Center.

Visiting Tips

The park is open daily, from dawn until dusk. More information on seasonal closures and current weather can be found by calling 703-361-1339.

Camping & Lodging

There are no camping or lodging options available within the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Instead, lodging can be found in the towns outside of the park or in the greater Washington D.C. area.

Food & Drink

There are no restaurants or lodges operating within Manassas National Historic Battlefield. There are scenic places to enjoy packed lunches and snacks but you'll need to procure such items outside the park.

The Washington D.C. metro area has many dining options, and visitors have their pick from many restaurant in the area.

Other Activities

Manassas National Battlefield Park provides an enriching experience for all types of visitors, no matter if you spend an hour in the park or if you spend a full day. A 45-minute film recounts the dramatic battles that occurred in the fields, and Living History reenactments bring battlefield history to life. Be sure to visit the Interpretive Center and the bookstore to learn more about what makes Manassas so special. Visit the park's website for a list of nearby attractions including a host of historical sites and museums. For visitors looking for other recreational opportunities in the area, there are many multi-use trails that are great for mountain biking in the greater Washington D.C. metor area.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free maps and brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

Gems in Manassas National Battlefield Park - 1

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gem Favorite Stone epitaph.

Portici Cemetery

(1) Sudley, VA

Runs in Manassas National Battlefield Park - 2

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Favorite Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park
Intermediate

First Battle of Manassas

5.2 mi 8.3 km • Loop • 309 ft Ascent 94.19 m Ascent

(22) Bull Run, VA
Favorite Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park
Intermediate

Second Battle of Manassas Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km • Loop • 282 ft Ascent 85.91 m Ascent

(13) Bull Run, VA

Trails in Manassas National Battlefield Park - 12

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0.6 mi 1.0 km #1Sudley Loop
Intermediate
Bull Run, VA
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bull Run, VA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Stone Bridge Loop Trail
Easy
Sudley, VA
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Sudley, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Chinn Ridge Trail
Easy
Bull Run, VA
Easy
1.5 mi 2.4 km Bull Run, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Matthews Hill Loop
Intermediate
Bull Run, VA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Bull Run, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Henry Hill Loop
Easy
Bull Run, VA
Easy
1.3 mi 2.1 km Bull Run, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Stuart's Hill Loop Trail
Intermediate
Gainesville, VA
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Gainesville, VA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Groveton Road
Easy
Bull Run, VA
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bull Run, VA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #8Brawner Equestrian Loop
Intermediate
Bull Run, VA
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Bull Run, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Deep Cut Loop
Easy
Bull Run, VA
Easy
1.2 mi 2.0 km Bull Run, VA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Brawner Farm Loop
Easy
Gainesville, VA
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Gainesville, VA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #11Unfinished Railroad Loop
Easy
Bull Run, VA
Easy
1.2 mi 1.9 km Bull Run, VA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #12Railroad - Studley Loop Connector Trail
Easy
Bull Run, VA
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Bull Run, VA

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Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park
Apr 23, 2015 near Bull Run, VA
The view from the battery overlook on Matthews Hill Loop, Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Dec 5, 2016 near Bull Run, VA
Almost at the end!
Apr 19, 2015 near Bull Run, VA
Henry House Hill, Manassas Battlefield.
Mar 9, 2016 near Bull Run, VA
Stone House -- During both battles, Federals turned the former tavern into a field hospital.
Aug 13, 2019 near Bull Run, VA
A battery of cannons welcomes visitors to the Matthews Hill Loop.
Dec 5, 2016 near Bull Run, VA
Stone Bridge
May 6, 2015 near Sudley, VA
What were the men thinking as they crossed this field to get to battle?
May 4, 2015 near Sudley, VA

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