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.

Battlefields are hallowed spaces we preserve, help protect them by visiting properly.

Visiting a Battlefield

Once places of suffering and sacrifice, many battlefields are now parks focused on commemoration and memory. A guide on how to visit them.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Operating Hours and Seasons

Planning a visit? Be sure to check the hours of operation for our visitor center and historic buildings.

Tours and Programs

Tours and Programs

Join a park ranger for one of our programs about the First and Second Battles of Manassas.

Capture of Ricketts' Battery by Sidney King

First Battle of Manassas

Learn more about the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) - July 21, 1861.

Second Battle of Manassas

Second Battle of Manassas

Learn more about the Confederate victory at the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) - August 28-30, 1862.

Last updated: April 20, 2021

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12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109


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