156th Anniversary Commemoration of Second Manassas

Date & Time
Multiple Days: 08/24/2018, 08/25/2018, 08/26/2018 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Fee Information
Free

Join park staff as we commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) with a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations.
 

August 24, 2018
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 (Stop #1)  Bryant Kincaid


August 25, 2018
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.  Hank Elliott

1:00 p.m. Tour: Breakthrough at the Railroad 
Join a park historian for a walking tour covering the afternoon attacks on the Confederate line 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.  Jim Burgess

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.  Hank Elliott

7:00 p.m. Tour: Twilight Clash 
Join park staff for a tour focused on the twilight clash that occurred on the evening of August 29, 1862, near the hamlet of Groveton.  Parking along New York Avenue (Tour Stop #9).  Bryant Kincaid


August 26, 2018
11 a.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. Hank Elliott

2:00 p.m. Tour: Counterattack at Chinn Ridge 
A guided walking tour covering the massive Confederate counterattack and the desperate struggle on Chinn Ridge and along Sudley Road. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 10.  Bryant Kincaid

5:00 p.m. Tour: Final Struggle for Sudley Road
Join a park historian for a walking tour focused on the climatic struggle along Sudley Road and the western slopes of Henry Hill that occurred at dusk on August 30, 1862.  90 minutes.  Please meet at the Henry Hill Visitor Center.  Jim Burgess

7:00 p.m. Special Lecture: Unprecedented Discovery
Superintendent Brandon Bies will speak about the recent discovery at the battlefield of the remains of two Civil War soldiers and a surgeon's pit.  60 minutes.  Please meet at the Henry Hill Visitor Center theater.

 

Living History
Living history demonstrations will be offered on the weekend of August 25-26. Join us for portrayals of camp life, drill, and historic weapons firing. Demonstrations will take place at the Brawner Farm, Tour Stop 1. 

Firing Times:  
Infantry  12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Artillery  12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.


Location:
Park-Wide

Time:
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Fee Information:
Free

Contact Name:
Park Staff

Contact Phone Number:
(703)-361-1339 x0

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Mailing Address:

12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109

Phone:

(703) 361-1339 x0

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