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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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Friendly local museum

It's a large one room museum, showing the history of Manassas, with emphasis on the Civil War. Good for a one hour visit. The gift shop has a variety of interesting Virginia... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
tricia047
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a large one room museum, showing the history of Manassas, with emphasis on the Civil War. Good for a one hour visit. The gift shop has a variety of interesting Virginia mementos, and the two women staffing it were very helpful in telling us about historic Manassas, where to go eat and shop in the little town. It's free... More 

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Dickson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Obtained rich history of Manassas,Va Very interesting.They have schedule different events upcoming(i.e.camps learning about the civil war) I enjoyed their bookstore!

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

just a wonderful place to visit to start your history trip for the area. takes about a hour to visit. they have maps ,book's and a small gift shop and can point you to the history in the area

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1 Thank Nancy559
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The museum is aimed at coverage of lifestyle and existence the region. The exhibition includes household items, costumes, utensils. There are guns and ammunition. Especially liked the moonshine and their long history of distilling)))

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Deptford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My husband and I visited last weekend to see the museum and visit the battlefield site. The museum was well laid out and informative, and we enjoyed the auto trail and walking trails.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I was pleased that a costumed docent was available to get us started with our visit. He was very good at describing the area's role in 1800's history. The museum is small and very well done, full of nicely preserved and displayed artifacts. The front desk staff were knowledgeable and helpful in finding other things to do around town. It's... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Mostly civil war and growth/change in the area, there's a rich railroad history here. This is also near the annual fireworks display and community July 4th hub, and a great place to perch for all those activities.

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manassas, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is a nicely curated little museum. It's main focus is on local history especially its relationship with the trains. Manassas was one of the major railroad junctions for the South which explains why two major battles were fought here during the Civil War. The museum does charge a small admission fee. The only public transportation close to this museum... More 

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1 Thank suchagirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Though small this place packs a lot of information. My sons and I learned quite a bit here and they want to come back for a deeper exploration. I recommend spending a few minutes here is you are interested in American history and the Civil War from the small town of Manassas.

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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

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