Near Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
A War-Torn Landmark
As the scene of the opening shots of the First Battle of Manassas and the retreat of Federals from the Second Battle of Manassas, the Stone Bridge witnessed the ebb and flow of Union fortune and misfortune in the two battles. Follow the paved path to the reconstructed bridge. A trail on the other side of Bull Run leads to sites significant to the fighting at First Manassas on July 21, 1861.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 21, 1861.
Location. 38° 49.503′ N, 77° 30.144′ W. Marker is near Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles west of Paddington Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16014 Lee Hwy, Centreville VA 20120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Retreat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strategic Crossing (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Stone Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fairfax County / Prince William County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farm Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Opening Shots (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Opening Shots (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4th South Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
More about this marker.
The reconstructed Stone Bridge over Bull Run has been restored to its historic appearance.
Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves nearly 5,000 acres of historic land. History and nature converge here to create an absorbing visitor experience. In addition to historic structures, archeological sites, and cultural landscapes, the park provides habitat for a wide variety of plants, birds, and other wildlife. Please enjoy your visit and help us protect the park for future generations.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.