MANASSAS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
Celebrated as one of the best “must see” park for everyone who truly desires to get a sense of American Civil war, Manassas National Battlefield is a preservation site for two America’s major civil war: First Battle of Manassas and Second Battle of Manassas. The wars also known as First Battle of Bull Run and Second Battle of Bull Run were fought in July 1861 and August 1862 respectively. The site is located north of Manassas, in Prince William County, Virginia.
About the Battle of Manassas
The First Battle of Manassas, also known as First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21, 161. This battle which births the Civil War pitted the unseasoned volunteer troops of Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell against the Confederates who were ill-trained but highly spirited and led by Joseph E. Johnson and Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard. McDowell’s Union attack was repelled by the high-spirited Confederates who were enthused by General Thomas Jackson and other Virginians to stand against the adversary like a “stone wall”, a nickname Jackson was famously known for as a result of his tenacious stand. This Battle resulted in more than 5,000 casualties, as well as nearly 900 dead persons.
The second battle fought between August 28 and August 30, 1862 was more deadly than the first one- with a record number of more than 20000 causalities. Confederate’s General Robert Lee invaded the North while John Pope’s Union force waited for George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac in anticipation of a combined offensive. As a result, Union armies withdrew back to Washington, but the invasion was later thwarted at Antietam.
Manassas National Battlefield Park
The Manassas National Battlefield Park which reserves the historic site of the two America’s major civil war (First Battle of Manassas and Second Battle of Manassas) is a 5000-acre park located north of Manassas, in Prince William County, Virginia. The park provides opportunity for thousands of people to explore the historic site where men of valor fought and died for their belief, more than a century ago. The tourist center offers variety of features that never makes your visit worthwhile ranging from beautiful surroundings, plenty of history and a fantastic place to bring your family for hiking, picnicking, education and walking trails.
WHAT TO SEE ON SITE
There are several things and features for tourist to feed their eyes on during the visit.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour lasts around 8 hours
Tour departure: 8:00 am
Time: 37 min (30.9 miles)
Private tour $500
Meeting Location: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408