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.

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Welcome to Manassas National Battlefield Park

Park Ranger with a group of visitors on Henry Hill

Tours and Programs

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

A trail passing through the woods

Hiking the Battlefield

Learn about the different options for hiking the trails in the park!

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: October 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109

Phone:

(703) 361-1339 x0

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