Join park staff as we commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) on August 29-31, 2014. The park will offer a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations. All walking tours will last 60-90 minutes.
August 29, 2014
7:00 p.m. Tour: Brawner Farm - The Battle Begins
Join a park historian for a guided walking tour tracing the opposing battle lines at the opening engagement of the Second Battle of Manassas. 90 minutes. Tour departs from the Brawner Farm Interpretive Center.
August 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. Tour: Standoff at the Railroad
This walking tour focusing on the morning fighting near Sudley Church along the railroad grade on August 29. Tour departs from Sudley Church, near Tour Stop 5.
2:00 p.m. Tour: Breakthrough at the Railroad
Join a park historian for a walking tour covering the afternoon attacks on the Confederate along the Unfinished Railroad, detailing the brief success of Cuvier Grover's brigade in breaking through the Confederate front. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 6.
4:00 p.m. Tour: Battling for the Rocky Knoll
This program details the desperate struggle along and behind the Unfinished Railroad during the late afternoon of August 29. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Sudley Church, near Tour Stop 5.
August 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. Caravan Tour: The Aftermath of Second Manassas
This caravan-style tour will explore the suffering and struggle faced by soldiers and civilians in the hours, days and months following the battle. Tour begins at Tour Stop 12 and will last upwards of two hours. Follow in your personal vehicles to subsequent stops, including two historic buildings.
1:00 p.m. Tour: Slaughter at Deep Cut
This walking tour covers the largest Union assault during the battle, the afternoon attack of Fitz John Porter's troops at the Deep Cut on August 30. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 7.
3:00 p.m. Tour: Counterattack at Chinn Ridge
A guided walking tour covering the massive Confederate counterattack leading to the climactic fighting of the battle. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 9, New York Monuments. Tour concludes at Tour Stop 10, Chinn Ridge.
5:00 p.m. Tour: Battling Until Sunset: The Struggle for Henry Hill
Join a park historian for a walking tour focusing on the final phase of fighting along the Manassas-Sudley Road and on Henry Hill. 90 minutes. Tour departs from the Visitor Center.