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Manassas National Battlefield, Manassas

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The site of two major Civil War battles, Manassas National Battlefield offers a glimpse into wartime through self-guided tours, fiber-optic maps, an informative film, and a collection of artifacts. You can go on a walking tour of the area of the First Battle of Bull Run or take a driving tour of the area of the Second Battle of Bull Run. You'll have the opportunity to visit the grave of the first civilian to be killed and hear the story from volunteers. Living history demonstrations by costumed reenacters happen seasonally. Note that the restrooms are in the basement, which is only accessible via some steps that may prove difficult for people with mobility issues. Plan to see Manassas National Battlefield and other attractions that appeal to you using our Manassas vacation generator.
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  • The Manassas Battlefield Visitors Center is a great jumping off point for those interested in Civil War history. They show a 45 minute movie every hour that will give you a general idea of what actual...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful, interesting site. Walk the same fields where thousands of young men gave there lives. Go into the museum and learn about the history of the civil war. Take the walking tour w...  more »
  • The Manassas ( Bull Run) National Battlefield Park is the location for 2 important Civil War battles. Both won by the Southern Army. It is very easy to find from DC. Just off US Route 66. One of the m...  more »
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  • Lots of great trails for running. And of course great history!!! Always kept up and cared for! Good parking all over too. Always open.
  • Though it may not match up with Gettysburg (what can?), Manassas is quite the place in its own right. There are numerous tours offered that explain the events of the first and second battles. We did the Henry Hill tour that describes the events of the first battle. The ranger gave an excellent tour. I always enjoy learning more than what videos and visitor center museums can provide. We also went on the Deep Cut tour. This was also informative. I don't think you can go wrong with an NPS-led tour at a Civil War battlefield. The video, while long, was extremely detailed and informative. Probably more so than any other museum video I've ever watched. The exhibits at the Henry Hill Visitor Center were great, especially the diorama that shows the first battle. Make sure to visit the house at Brawner Farm to see the diorama about the second battle and more informative exhibits. I always find battlefields to have an eerie quality to them. Manassas is no different. Make sure you visit!
  • A truly beautiful place. My wife and I had our engagement photo shoot here and it was wonderful. I think that there is a nice contrast with the conflagration of the past and the serenity of the park today. There are nice trails and a very picturesque bridge. Great for a walk.
  • Very knowledge guides give informative talks regularly, bringing the site to life. Great trails--first manassas is 5 miles around, well marked and maintained. Second manassas trail is 6 miles.
  • The site of the first civil war; the battlefield is well kept. Easy to moderate walking trails/loops and parking is easy. There is good signage everywhere to provide some perspective and historical reference to the location. Definitely bring along some water for your walk around the battlefield.