National Battlefield

Manassas Dog Policy

Manassas National Battlefield is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Manassas was the first major battle of the American Civl War in 1861. A second battle was fought here in 1862, as well, where the Confederate Army won. The second battle marks the high point of Confederate power during the American Civil War. The Battlefield encompasses a museum at the visitor center and offers tours and self guided hikes through the battlefield, as well as fishing opportunities.

Manassas National Battlefield is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on the grounds of the battlefield, even allowed on ranger-led programs, and can ride with you on a self-guided vehicle tour. There are even monuments to dogs who were present at the Battles of Manassas here! However, dogs are not allowed inside buildings such as the visitor center.

Note: As of early 2023, Manassas National Battlefield is no longer running the BARK Ranger Program.


Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash no longer than 6', including the following trails:

  • First Manassas Loop Trail - 5.4 miles
  • Second Manassas Loop Trail - 6.2 miles

Location & Map


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