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First Manassas

July 21, 1861

Fairfax County and Prince William County , Virginia

The Manassas Battlefield is a must-see for anyone interested in American history. From the Henry House Visitor Center you can tour Henry Hill or drive to Matthew's Hill, Sudley Ford, or Chinn Ridge. The Visitor Center has a small, but excellent museum and a good orientation film.

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Essential To-Do List:
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Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Take the Henry Hill Walking Tour

Walk the bloodiest ground of the first significant land battle of the Civil War. Henry Hill is where the battle reached its apex, and the Union suffered its first serious repulse.

Visit Chinn Ridge on the First Manassas Battlefield

At Chinn Ridge, Union hopes for victory at the First Battle of Manassas in July 1861 were crushed. After being repulsed by Confederates there, the Union lines collapsed and the now scattered troops fled back to Washington in terror.

Stand Where Thomas J. Jackson Became Stonewall

This is history at its best: To stand on the very ground where Thomas J. Jackson earned his world-famous sobriquet.

Go Inside the Stone House -- A Manassas Battlefield Landmark

The Stone house is one of the most conspicuous landmarks visible on any Civil War battlefield throughout the country and has some soldier graffiti inside, too.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.


(703) 361-1339


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