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“A Great Civil War Venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Manassas Museum

The Manassas Museum
9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA 20110
703-368-1873
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Manassas
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
“A Great Civil War Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I attended a lecture at the museum on Mosby's Combat Operations in Fairfax County,Virginia.It was an appropriate setting for a Civil War subject.
The staff was very helpful in the selection of gifts for friends

Visited April 2013
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Manassas, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great place to visit before going to the battle field great displays about the history of Manassas and the ladies working there can answer any questions you have. Must see

Visited September 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were impressed with the quality and presentation of the Manassas Museum’s exhibits, which include interesting artifacts. It’s a small museum, with the permanent exhibit in one rather large room and a special (temporary) exhibit lining a rather long hallway. Most of the permanent exhibit deals with years around the Civil War, but not just about the war in Northern Virginia. It also covers general aspects of the war (and slavery) in the South. There was one A/V exhibit with a bench for viewing it. That was the only distracting sound source. People who prefer a small museum with few distractions will find the Manassas Museum suitable. The museum is located in attractive historic Old Town Manassas, with some good restaurants nearby. (Top ranked Katerina’s Greek Cuisine, for instance, is only three blocks away). We happily spent about two hours altogether in this museum, and would recommend spending at least an hour here for a thorough viewing. It’s definitely worthwhile. We learned quite a few new things, even though we’ve been to a number of Civil War sites and museums

Visited April 2013
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice museum that can be seen in an hour or two.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Local museum that fovers the locality from pioneer times, through post civil war times. Lots of information on slavery and slave ownong families.
Lots of Civil War artifacts. Guns, tools, clothing, period photographs and do uments.
Well planed layout and plenty of signage to tell you what you need to know about what you are seeing.

Visited April 2013
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Berne, NY
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Way to go manassas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A really good museum. Good video. Interesting docent. Friendly and knowledgeable. Little difficult to find. No parking for RVs and the streets were not designed for fifth wheelers. Not much about the battles themselves.

Visited April 2013
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