Manassas National Battlefield Park
Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve - NPS
Manassas National Battlefield Park is located in Prince William County, Virginia, just about 45 minutes west of Washington D.C.
This battlefield is famous for the two battles that occurred on July 21, 1861, and August in 1862: the infamous Bull Run battles. The Confederate soldiers gained victory over the Union army thus bringing height to their power.
Your student group can participate in interpretive programs, view exhibits, or browse the bookstore onsite during your visit. The park offers several activities, scenic vistas, historic sites, and walking trails. Students may also watch an orientation film “Manassas: End of Innocence.” The film is 45-minutes long and covers both the first and second Battles of Manassas. The park also contains a museum that has exhibits and artifacts. The various exhibits within are interesting and pertain mostly to the First Battle of Manassas.
Featured exhibits include audio-visual displays and a fiber-optic battle map presentation that describes troop movements during this significant battle. The park bookstore is located in the visitor center. There are a variety of titles available for purchase featuring topics such as Civil War subjects, Northern Virginia history and other specialized topics.