Nature

"Nature covers even the battlegrounds with verdure and bloom. Peace and plenty spring up in the track of the devouring campaign..."
— Frank Leslie, Illustrated Newspaper, May 6, 1865


While Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves the sites of the First and Second Battles of Manassas, it also protects over 4,000 acres of forests, grasslands, streams, and ponds on rolling hills in the central Piedmont region. Nearly half the park is grassland that provides crucial habitat for grassland birds and pollinators including monarch butterflies. The other half is forest from early-successional Virginia pine stands to relatively mature oak-hickory forests.

 
  • Bird resting in tall grass

    Animals

    Deer, black bear, birds, snakes, amphibians, and more call Manassas home.

  • Field of wheat at Manassas

    Plants

    Oak hickory woodlands and native warm season grasslands are the primary habitats in the park, but the park has quite a variety!

  • Rocks along Young's Branch

    Geology

    Learn about the underlying geology of Manassas National Battlefield Park

 

Last updated: October 28, 2022

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12521 Lee Highway
Manassas , VA 20109

Phone:

703 361-1339 x0

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