Manassas National Battlefield park was established in 1940 to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles. Located a few miles north of the prized railroad junction of Manassas, Virginia, the peaceful Virginia countryside bore witness to clashes between the armies of the North and South in 1861 and 1862.
Today the battlefield park provides the opportunity for visitors to explore the historic terrain where men fought and died for their beliefs a century ago.
The Henry Hill Visitor Center provides a good beginning point for park visitors. Visit the museum, see
a short film, or join a ranger on an interpretive tour about the First Battle of Manassas.
A bookstore is also located in the visitor center.
The one-mile, self-guided walking tour for the First Battle of Manassas begins behind the Henry Hill Visitor Center.
The park brochure provides information on the thirteen-mile, self-guided driving tour of the Second Battle of Manassas (stops at various locations throughout the park).
$3 per person over 16 years of age. Good for 3 days.
Manassas Annual Pass - $20
From Washington D.C.: Travel West on Interstate 66 to Exit 47B, State Route 234 North. Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitor Center is on the right past Northern Virginia Community College.
From Points South: Travel North on Interstate 95 to Exit 152, Route 234. Turn left at the traffic light on to Route 234 North. Stay on Business Route 234. Do not take the by-pass. The Henry Hill Visitor Center is located approximately 20 miles on the right, north of the City of Manassas.
From Points West: Travel East on Interstate 66 to Exit 47, State Route 234 North. Turn left on Route 234. Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitor Center is on the right past Northern Virginia Community College.