Driving Through History

Manassas Practicalities
By Christina Breda
  |  Gorp.com

Henry Hill Visitor Center

Phone: (703) 361-1339
Location: 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA
Hours: The visitors' center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. The park is open daily during daylight hours.
Fee: $2 for adults for a three-day pass; free for those 16 and under.

Side Trips

Manassas Museum : 9101 Prince Williams St., Manassas, VA; (703) 368-1873
Although you'll find Civil War history here, you'll also find in-depth information about the history of the town and the region.

Hikes: The park includes 50 miles of trails. Check at the visitors' center for maps and times of ranger-led hikes.

Online Resources

National Park Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Prince William County/Manassas Visitor and Convention Bureau

Special Events

Annual special events traditionally occur around the anniversaries of the battles in July and August.

Directions to Next Stop

Manassas to Harpers Ferry: Total distance: 45 miles. Estimated driving time: one hour.

Turn right out of the park onto Sudley Rd.
Turn left onto U.S. 29.
Take I-66 West.
Take U.S. 15 North.
At Leesburg, take U.S. 15 West/VA 7 West toward Winchester.
Take VA 9-West toward Charles Town.
Turn right onto Rt. 671 (Harpers Ferry Rd.).
Turn left onto U.S. 340 South.
Turn left into Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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