Visitor Center Museum Closed During Construction Project
The museum at the Henry Hill Visitor Center is closed due to the installation of a fire protection system in the exhibit area. The visitor center and gift shop remain open daily and the park film is shown hourly. More »
January 1 Living History
Join park staff on January 1, 2013, for artillery and musketry firings to herald a new year. Staff and volunteers will demonstrate the drill and firing of a 10-pounder Parrott Gun, as well as demonstrate the firing of smoothbore and rifle muskets. All programs take place on Henry Hill behind the Visitor Center.
Schedule of Firings:
Did You Know?
Congressman Alfred Ely, representing upstate New York, was captured by pursuing Confederates during the retreat after First Manassas. Ely spent five months in Libby Prison in Richmond, before being released. He returned to Washington and published an account of his experience the following year.