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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.

Maps & Guidebooks

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

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.

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#2 Chinn Ridge Trail
Bull Run, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Bull Run, VA
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#3 Matthews Hill Loop
Bull Run, VA
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#4 Henry Hill Loop
Bull Run, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km Bull Run, VA
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Bull Run, VA
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#6 Groveton Road
Bull Run, VA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bull Run, VA
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#7 Deep Cut Loop
Bull Run, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Bull Run, VA
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#8 Brawner Farm Loop
Gainesville, VA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Gainesville, VA
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#9 Stuarts Hill Trail
Gainesville, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Gainesville, VA
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Bull Run, VA
1.2 mi 1.9 km Bull Run, VA
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Bull Run, VA
0.6 mi 0.9 km Bull Run, VA
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#12 Sudley Loop
Bull Run, VA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bull Run, VA
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