Gillespies Texaco Gas Station was located close to the intersection of Lee Highway and Main Street. Check out how this station looked back in the 1920’s.
Located north of Manassas in Prince William County, the Manassas National Battlefield Park sites the area where the American Civil War battles took place in July 21, 1861 ( First Battle of Bull Run) and in August 28 and 30, 1862 ( Second Battle of Bull Run – First Battle of Manassas).
The National Battlefield Park was established in 1940 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 15, 1966, that now offers everyone the chance to discover the site where the battles took place years ago along with the Henry Visitor Center located at the south entrance to the park that showcases the civil war era uniforms, weapons, gear, exhibits and more to highlight the First Battle of Bull Run.
Featured at Manassas National Battlefield Park:
- Stone House – Found at the intersection of Sudley Road and Lee Highway that was occupied as a hospital during the battles.
- Stone Bridge – Located on Lee Highway and within proximity of Bull Run where the Union retreated after the battles.
- Brawner’s Farm – Location where the second battle began and renovated as a museum exhibiting the Second Battle of Bull Run.
- Battery Heights – The Confederate batteries were deployed at the Union troops.
- The Unfinished Railroad Grade – Site where Jackson deployed his men for the second battle.
- The Deep Cut – Area where Pope fired his attacks against the Grade.
- Groveton – A Civil War era neighborhood with remains of a small house that was occupied by Lucinda Dogan with a Confederate Cemetry nearby.
- New York Monuments – Site where 123 5th New York Zouaves men lost in 5 minutes.
- Hazel Plain – Chinn family plantation now in ruins located across the Henry Hill Visitors Center.
- Chinn Ridge – Counterattack of General James Longstreet of the second battle took place.
- Portici – Francis Lewis plantation used as the Confederate Headquarters in the second battle now in ruins.
- The Robinsons House – The home of James Robinson.
Matthews Hill – Site where the first battle begun.
Manassas National Battlefield
12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109