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 »
Plan Your Visit
Henry Hill Visitor Center
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.
The park offers a wide array of activities, scenic vistas, historic sites and walking trails to interest the casual visitor or the true Civil War historian. A good place to begin your visit is the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Pick up a park brochure, map, trail guides and check out the daily schedule of interpretive programs.
Park Orientation Film
"Manassas: End of Innocence": This 45-minute film covers both the First and Second Battles of Manassas. The film shows daily, every hour on the hour, starting at 9 a.m. with the last show at 4 p.m. The program is close-captioned and hearing assisted devices are available upon request. Admission is free.
Artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the First Battle of Manassas are displayed in the Henry Hill Visitor Center museum. Exhibits include audio-visual displays and a fiber-optic battle map presentation that describes troop movements during the battle. Audio portions are close-captioned.
Just off the main lobby is the park bookstore. Operated by Eastern National, the store offers an extensive collection of titles on civil war subjects, Northern Virginia history and specialized topics. Audio CD driving tours and trail guides are available. Browse through a fun selection of souvenir items and collectible merchandise, prints, music CDs and movie DVDs.
Restrooms and Water
Restrooms are available at the Henry Hill Visitor Center, Brownsville Picnic Area, and the Stuart's Hill Center. Water fountains are available at the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Bottled water is available for purchase at the Henry Hill Visitor Center bookstore.
While visiting the park we ask that you observe a few simple park rules:
Please do not climb on cannons or monuments.
Pets are allowed in the park and on the hiking trails but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Use of metal detectors or hunting for relics is strictly forbidden.
Please park in designated parking areas only.
All motorized vehicles must stay on established roadways and are prohibited on shoulders, grassy areas, and trails.
Bicycles are prohibited on all trails.
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.