Permits & Reservations

Basic Permit Information

A permit is required to conduct activities including, but not limited to:

  • Organized recreational events
  • Ceremonies
  • Public assemblies/meetings/gatherings/demonstrations/parades/etc. by groups of more than 25 people
  • Sale or distribution of printed material (not solely advertising) by groups of more than 25 people
  • Memorialization
  • Business operations

For more detailed information, see the park Superintendent’s Compendium or 36 CFR Sections 2.50, 2.51, or 2.52 . You can also contact the park's Special Use Permit Office.

Current National Park Service policy states that “A permittee may not collect admission, parking, or any other monies associated with a special event on park property.” All permittee monetary transactions must take place outside the park.”

Check out the link below for more information about permits for filming and still photography in the National Park Service.


Filming & Still Photography Permits Information

For more information on Commercial photography and filming at Manassas NBP, click on the drop-down arrow below.


Obtaining a Permit

Applying for a Permit

Persons interested in applying for a permit should contact the permit office by email. They can answer questions and provide the application form if required. A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required. Payment can be made by check or money order made out to National Park Service. Allow at least three weeks for the review and approval process.

Cost Recovery

Applicants are required to pay any administrative costs associated with the application's review and possible issuance of a permit. These costs will be billed before the issuance of a permit, and must be paid even if a permit is not issued.

Other costs may be incurred by the National Park Service due to a permitted event, including- charges for monitoring the event, traffic and parking control, and other associated costs. A Special Use Permit will include an estimate of these costs and the permittee will be billed for these services after the event. Permit holders must supply all equipment required for their event.

For More Information

Any questions regarding special use permits should be directed to the park's permit office

School Visits and Staff Rides

School field trips and staff rides do not require permits. Teachers should visit the park's education landing page for information on setting up a school field trip to the battlefield.

Groups interested in setting up a staff ride at Manassas NBP, please send us an email.

Last updated: April 11, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109


703 361-1339 x0

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