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.

Photo of the Deep Cut Monument at Sunset

10 Tips for Visiting Manassas

Planning a visit to Manassas National Battlefield Park this summer? Check out this list of tips of how to make the most of your visit.

Photo of the Henry House and outbuilding

Henry Hill Rehabilitation Project

*Updated* Learn about the recent battlefield rehabilitation project on Henry Hill

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.

Hike the Battlefield

Hike the Battlefield

Manassas National Battlefield has 42 miles of trails. Trace the footsteps of the Civil War, or find some peace in the Virginia countryside.

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: August 2, 2021

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12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109


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