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The Manassas Museum

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Address: 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA 20110
Phone Number: 703-368-1873
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Enjoy a permanent exhibit spanning Native American through 20th Century...

Enjoy a permanent exhibit spanning Native American through 20th Century periods, with a special emphasis on the Civil War. Meet spies and scallyways, slaves and soldiers, presidents and generals as you and your family experience special living history portrayals from the past. Don't miss the Museum's seven diverse historic sites, all nearby, or changing exhibit space.

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Some History of Manassas

Nice, small museum with some history of Manassas. Some interesting facts and displays you probably won't find elsewhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
stefan k
Youngsville, North Carolina
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Youngsville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, small museum with some history of Manassas. Some interesting facts and displays you probably won't find elsewhere.

Thank stefan k
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Manassas Museum is so small, quaint and charming. Upon entering, you will be asked to sign the guestbook and the lovely staff will explain the current exhibits, show you the souvenir shop and the hall where the main exhibits are stored. The entire museum can be explored in about an hour and maybe a little more if you read... More 

Thank Daniel A
Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

the museum packs a great deal of info in a relatively small space. I'm impressed by the information conveyed about the "real life" experience of living in Manassas and the surrounding areas before, during and after the Civil War. It really gives you a sense of place and why things are the way they are in the area!

Thank Peggie A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This museum is perfect for all ages. The education staff is great and deliver tours that are informative, interactive, and interesting. I love it

Thank Jane R
South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

A well done little freebie that gives a great overview of events leading up to the Civil War. Helps understand how Manassas played a role because of the railroads. Seeing the whole thing and watching the quick video will take about 45 minutes max. The staff are so friendly. Parking is simple. It's a cool place...leave a little donation. From... More 

Thank Ken L
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The museum is located just beyond the Visitor Center, so that one can simply walk across the green to visit, although there is parking available to the rear of the museum building as well. The museum holds a fine assortment and variety of displays and artifacts cleverly arranged in a well thought out manner. Photography is permitted, though the display... More 

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There are great historical displays that are year round plus visiting ones - currently, they have the Carter Family History for the first time. The women there are very helpful and knowledgeable and you can sign up for emails and/or mailers for all the special events - ghost tours, book signings, special exhibits, etc. The First Friday in Dec, Santa... More 

Thank njgalnva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A free museum with free parking. Donations accepted. Very interesting covering the people and civil war battles of the area located near the train station in town.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you find yourself in the Manassas Old Town area or if you are a civil war buff, put a stop on the Manassas Museum on your list. They have very interesting artifacts so you can see life back when. Don't miss the opportunity to browse through the gift shop that offers a nice selection of interesting and unique gifts.... More 

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Defiance, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very informative Museum of areas past. Bring walking shoes if you have time for walking tour to historic places in town. Museum provides map if you wish tour on your own. We had a short visit and just toured the Museum, however would like to go back and tour historic town. Very friendly staff, park at museum do walking tour... More 

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