While the City of Manassas may have canceled their Civil War Weekend, the Manassas National Battlefield Park is pressing on with their 155th anniversary celebration of the Second Battle of Manassas.
According to a release from the National Park Service (NPS), the festivities will take place throughout the park from August 25 to August 27.
During the anniversary event there will be historians leading walking tours as well as living history demonstrations.
More on the lineup and tour schedule, from a release:
August 25, 2017
7:00 p.m. Tour: Brawner Farm – The Battle Begins
Join a park historian for a guided walking tour tracing the opposing battle lines at the opening engagement of the Second Battle of Manassas. 90 minutes. Tour departs from the Brawner Farm Interpretive Center.
August 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. Tour: Breakthrough at the Railroad
Join a park historian for a walking tour covering the afternoon attacks on the Confederate line along the Unfinished Railroad, detailing the brief success of Cuvier Grover’s brigade in breaking through the Confederate front. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 6.
4:00 p.m. Tour: Battling for the Rocky Knoll
This program details the desperate struggle along and behind the Unfinished Railroad during the late afternoon of August 29. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Sudley Church, near Tour Stop 5.
August 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. Tour: Slaughter at Deep Cut
This walking tour covers the largest Union assault during the battle, the afternoon attack of Fitz John Porter’s troops at the Deep Cut on August 30. 90 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 7.
3:30 p.m. Tour: Counterattack at Chinn Ridge
A guided walking tour covering the massive Confederate counterattack and the desperate struggle on Chinn Ridge and along Sudley Road. 120 minutes. Tour departs from Tour Stop 10.
Living history demonstrations will be offered on the weekend of August 26-27. Demonstrations will take place at the Brawner Farm, Tour Stop 1. Infantry and artillery firing times will be at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day.