National Park

Manassas Battlefield National Park will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Second Manassas

Beginning August 25, Manassas National Battlefield Park will observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas. For five days, until August 30, events will remember the cost of the battle and include the destructive impact on area families and African Americans.

A few highlighted events include:

• Programming on August 27 at the Brawner Farm Interpretive Center featuring living history and gun demonstrations.
• Presentations by National Medal of Honor Museum Chief Historian Dr. Edward Lengel and West Point Curator of Arms and Armor Les Jensen.
• Special exhibition at Henry House by former US Army Chief Curator, Lt. Col. David Cole (retired).
• Concerts by the Fort McHenry Guard Fifes and Drums and the 8th Green Machine Regiment Brass Band from George Mason University.

Other highlights include the return of Colonel Governor Warren’s sword to the battlefield for the first time in 160 years. The sword is on loan from the West Point Army Museum Collection, United States Military Academy, and is on temporary display at the Henry Hill Visitor Center.

Lucinda Dogan’s original wartime home, restored last July by the National Park Service, will be open to the public for the first time in over a year on August 27-28.

For a complete schedule of anniversary events, visit the park’s website at The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on August 27, and is located at 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia, 20109.