Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

Bring Civil War History to Life

Visit the site of one of the largest Civil War engagements in Loudoun County at Ball’s Bluff Battlefield in Leesburg, Virginia. Visitors can take advantage of weekend guided tours from April through November, volunteer guided programs and living history events (weather permitting). Brochures are available year-round for self-guided walking tours of the park. Major sites at Ball's Bluff include a cemetery, which is the third smallest national cemetery in the United States. Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park also features an interpretive trail, signage and an amazing view of the bluff itself, overlooking the Potomac River. 

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Opening Hours

The park is open every day from dawn to dusk.


Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Ball’s Bluff Road
Leesburg, VA 21076
United States

T 703-737-7800

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Bring the battle of Ball’s Bluff to life as you take visitors back to October 21, 1861 when the North and South clashed on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, just three months after the 1st Battle of Bull Run. Volunteer battlefield interpreters share the history of this daylong battle with guests of all interest levels and for groups of school children and adults.

Training will prepare you to offer weekend and weekday tours, ranging from a 45-minute general introduction to the battle to a 90 minute in-depth tour. Interpreters must be able to walk a moderately difficult terrain while talking to visitors.

Volunteer Inquiry


The “Friends of Ball’s Bluff Battlefield” is a private entity, affiliated with NOVA Parks, whose purpose is the stewardship and interpretation of the Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park.

The Friends will complement, contribute to, support, encourage the use of, and promote the historical interpretation and environmental conservation of the battlefield park. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in historic preservation and the purposes of the Friends. Annual dues are $20 per person.


Your membership dues go directly to the preservation of the Battlefield. As a member you are invited to participate in workdays, fundraising opportunities and other special events. Use the button below to join the Friends group now.

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For more information, contact NOVA Parks headquarters at 703-352-5900.



Google Review

Great historical park. Plenty to do, and a lot to learn. The walking tour is a must.

Read the full review here - 08/07/2017 by Michael E Bailey

Facebook review

A great place...used to be a tour guide here and take people around the battlefield. Lots of great hiking places as well. If you are ever around the area, I definitely recommend stopping in. Tours are free.

Ball's Bluff Facebook reviews - 03/11/2015 by Mike H