Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve
On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power.
Battle comes to Manassas
Learn more about the Confederate victories that occurred on the plains of Manassas in 1861 and 1862.Read More
Hours of Operation
Manassas National Battlefield Park operates three separate structures to learn more about the park.Read More
Welcome to our 5,000 acre classroom!
Educational groups who wish to visit the park should first review the following pages of information about tours and programs offered at the park.Read More
Resource Condition Assessment
Learn more about the natural resources of Manassas National Battlefield.Read More
Did You Know?
Veterans of the First Battle of Bull Run celebrated the Manassas National Jubilee of Peace in 1911. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the battle, and was attended by thousands of people. President William H. Taft delivered the keynote address in downtown Manassas.