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.


Capture of Ricketts' Battery by Sidney King

Battle comes to Manassas

Learn more about the Confederate victories that occurred on the plains of Manassas in 1861 and 1862.

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Visitor Center on Henry Hill

Hours of Operation

Manassas National Battlefield Park operates three separate structures to learn more about the park.

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History at Sunset

History at Sunset

The popular History at Sunset programs are back for Summer 2015! Our full schedule is now available.

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An education program with park living history staff

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.

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