THING TO DO

Take a Step Back in Time at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Girls walking on the trail at Manassas National Battlefield.
Girls walking on the trail at Manassas National Battlefield.

NPS / Marcey Frutchey

Ranger stands by cannon on the battlefield.
Attend a ranger led program at Manassas National Battlefield.

NPS/ © Lisa Damico Portraits

Nestled in over 5000 acres of meadows, woodlands and streams, the important battlegrounds and monuments of the First and Second Battles of Manassas are preserved for the use, inspiration and benefit of the public.

The park offers many outdoor activities for those interested in the park's military history- including ranger tours and hikes (offered seasonally), a twenty mile self-guided driving tour, as well as hiking and bridle trails that visit key areas of the battlefield.

Throughout the year, living history historical reenactors visit the park to help visitors get a glimpse of battlefield action.

Details

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs and other pets are allowed in the park and must be kept on a leash, even on the trails. The leash must remain connnected to you and the pet at all times while in the park.

Entrance to Manassas National Battlefield Park is free. Donations are accepted at the Henry Hill Visitor Center. All programs and buildings are free and open to the general public.

Address

6511 Sudley Road
ManassasVA 20109 

Car
From Washington D.C. and Points East
: Travel west on I-66 to Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points North: Travel south on I-95 to the Capital Beltway (Route 495). Travel west towards Silver Springs, MD. Continue on the Beltway for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Potomac river into Virginia. Take the exit for I-66 west to Manassas. Take Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points South: Travel north on I-95 to Exit 152, Route 234. Turn left at the traffic light on to Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Stay on Business Route 234 (do not take the by-pass) and travel for approximately 20 miles just beyond the city of Manassas. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is located on the right, just past the entrance to the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points West: Travel east on I-66 to Exit 47, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Turn left on Route 234 and proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

Plane
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located about 15 miles northeast of the park, off Route 28 North. Rental cars are available at the airport. Take Route 28 south to I-66 west. Take Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation to the park.

Manassas National Battlefield Park

The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset
Accessibility Information

Henry Hill Visitor Center

Parking: Six designated handicapped parking spaces flank a paved accessible route with ramps to the Visitor Center entrance.

Entrance: Button to the right side of the double doors activates an automatic opener.

Restrooms: Men’s and Women’s facilities in the basement of the visitor center are accessible to wheelchair users via an exterior ramp at the west rear of the building. Button to the right side of door activates the automatic opener. Restroom doors also have automatic assist buttons. Each restroom has one wheelchair accessible stall equipped with handrails and elevated seat. All sinks are wheelchair accessible.

Museum Exhibits and Battle Map Program: Fully accessible to wheelchair users on one level of the building. Map program is open-captioned for the hearing-impaired. There are tactile exhibits of reproduction artillery shells and equipment in the visitor center lobby and visually impaired visitors may examine the many original artillery pieces displayed on the field.

Park Film: Space for wheelchairs is reserved at the front and rear of the auditorium. The 45-minute film, Manassas: End of Innocence, is open-captioned for the hearing impaired. Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Audio description of the film is available upon request for the visually impaired.

Loaner Wheelchair: A wheelchair is available for use inside the Visitor Center and adjacent paved areas outside the building. The wheelchair is loaned free-of-charge, but a drivers license must be left with park staff to ensure the return of the wheelchair.

Information in Large Type: “The Manassas Story” in large type for the visually impaired is available on request at the lobby information desk.

Ranger Programs: Talks and short walking tours are scheduled daily in the immediate vicinity of the visitor center and can accommodate persons with mobility impairments. Ramps from the visitor center provide access to Henry Hill which is fairly level near the visitor center and suitable for wheelchair use when the ground is dry. Assisted listening devices are available upon request.

 

Other Park Facilities and Accessible Trails

Park Headquarters at Stuarts Hill: Two handicapped parking spaces are provided at Stuarts Hill with a level walkway to fully accessible restrooms and the headquarters office reception area.

Stone Bridge Trail: A fully accessible paved path connects the designated handicapped spaces in the Stone Bridge parking lot and a wayside marker at the Stone Bridge. The bridge itself does not qualify as wheelchair accessible due to excessive slope.

Chinn Ridge Trail: A relatively level, hard surface path extends along the crest of Chinn Ridge from the designated handicapped parking spaces at Hazel Plain past the Fletcher Webster Memorial Stone. Several interpretive markers focusing on the Second Battle of Manassas are situated along this trail.

Stone House Trail: A short paved path from the designated handicapped parking space in the Stone House parking lot leads to a wayside marker for the Stone House. The grounds immediately around the house are level and accessible to wheelchairs given dry conditions.

Brawner Farm Trail: A paved path provides access to the Brawner Farm from the designated handicapped spaces in the newly opened parking area off Pageland Lane.

Service Animals are permitted throughout the park.

Driving Tour: Audio CDs are available for sale in the park gift shop to assist a self-guided driving tour of the Second Manassas battlefield. Free park brochures with maps and information about the various points of interest on the driving tour can be obtained at the Visitor Center information desk.

Additional Information: For more information contact visitor services at the following telephone numbers:

703-361-1339 (Voice), 703-361-7106 (FAX), 703-361-7075 (TDD).

You may wish to learn about the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass.

Last updated: May 22, 2017