Things to Do in Manassas

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Things to Do in Manassas

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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,535 contributions
    Manassas National Battlefield Park is an excellent starting point for anyone who is interested in learning about the history of the Civil War. This is where it all began. Located at 6511 Sudley Road, at the intersection of Route 29 or Lee Highway and Route 234 or Sudley Road, north of I-66 and Manassass, Virginia, 30 miles west/southwest of Washington, D.C., it is the site of two major battles of the Civil War--the First Battle of Bull Run or Manassas and the Second Battle of Bull Run or Manassas. The FIrst Battle, which occurred on July 21, 1861, was the first major battle of the Civil War and is where Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson acquired his famous nickname "Stonewall." The 5,073-acre park was established in 1936 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. More than 700,000 people visit the two battlefields each year. Start at the Henry Hill Visitor Center on Sudley Road by the south entrance to the park, overlooking the 1861 battlefield. It offers exhibits regarding the First Battle of Bull Run, including Civil War-era uniforms, weapons, field gear, an electronic battle map and an orientation film entitled "Manassas: End of Innocence," and an extensive bookstore stocked with Civil War-related books and memorabilia. The site of the First Battle of Bull Run is small enough that you can walk from start to finish. Also see Stone House, used as a hospital for both battles, Robinson House, Stonewall Jackson Monument, Hill Farmhouse and Chinn Ridge.
    Written December 15, 2021
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  • Jesse B
    Seymour, TN108 contributions
    Have a few minutes so we stopped by the station. Grabbed a few pictures of the station and saw that the depot was open. The folks inside are really friendly and knowledgeable. A nice gift shop took some of our money as many items we saw we bought.

    About 15 minutes is all you need. Do you know what band used a picture of the Manassas Train Depot? I do and so do the folks at the Visitor center.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Henry R
    Oxford, CT130 contributions
    The museum is located in downtown Manassas. The people at the museum are all very knowledgeable of the area and the battles. They are getting ready for renovations to the museum, so they will be moving to the train station on a temporary basis. Overall a great museum.
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • Novamomo
    Fairfax, VA2 contributions
    I took some visiting family to this historic site that I had visited a few years ago. Lance was our guide, and he was terrific--great historic overview of the origins of the place, and the context of it's founding, and a great review of the Carter family in Virginia. The presentation of the house as it was during the Civil War, specifically around the First Battle of Manassas is very thorough. The slave quarters are also really well done, the interpretation engaging. There are "sensory" experiences involved, which make it different. Enjoy yourselves here if you love learning about American history.
    Written July 17, 2021
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  • Larry T
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL270 contributions
    Good selection of micro brews, a little pricey though...$10 a pour. We didn't have any food, so I can't give you an opinion. The atmosphere was really good.
    Written January 12, 2022
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  • scottmpd28
    Martinsburg, WV159 contributions
    Was planning on taking the family to King's Dominion, but since temps were in the upper 90's, we decided to opt for a waterpark instead. After researching all the waterparks in northern Virginia, we decided on Splash Down. We arrived just before they opened at 11 on a Thursday and to my surprise, it was not busy yet. We ate a packed lunch in the car before heading in. Once we entered the park, we were able to get lounge chairs under a canopy. The lazy river and slides were all very nice. We spent about 4 hrs there and were never bored. We grabbed a pizza for $15 for a mid afternoon snack. Only 2 complaints are kids in the lazy river without tubes just running around and the sidewalks were scolding hot. We drove a little over an hour and would def do it again.
    Written July 8, 2019
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  • William M
    Centreville, VA1 contribution
    Friendly staff, delicious, creative libations, and they used their facility to produce large-volume containers of hand sanitizer during the height of the pandemic. Brilliant!
    Written October 22, 2021
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  • Margaret K
    13 contributions
    This is a great venue for anyone who doesn't want to go all the way into DC and pay Kennedy Center prices. They get some good shows (including ones that also tour at the Kennedy Center), often for a lower price. There are plenty of good places to eat in Manassas, too, for a pre- theater meal.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Tammy N
    30 contributions
    I have been a member of this parish for 20+ years. It has grown tremondously. There are many activities to participate in and there are masses all weekend. All the priests and decons are super too.
    Written January 2, 2020
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  • Eve Y
    Alexandria, VA6 contributions
    This quaint museum proved to be a delightful treat of exhibits that allows visitors to connect with the persons who wore those helmets, carried those packs, and utilized those pieces of equipment while risky/giving their lives for our country's protection. It is definatey worth taking an hour or two of your day to experience this reminder of what generations of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have sacrificed for American liberty!
    Written February 14, 2020
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  • John B
    Byron, IL13 contributions
    I stopped by today for the first time and had a great time. Veteran owned with a great selection of beer to choose from. We spent over an hour talking with a couple of the owners. It sure is a small world. I would highly recommend this business!
    Written June 29, 2021
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  • Noah Nason
    Manassas, VA9 contributions
    My wife and I live a mile from this trail. Over the last 26 years, we have run it many times during all 4 seasons. It is an easy walk except in a few places where there are a lot of rocks. Most of the year, you have to watch out for ticks. It is in Manassas Battlefield National Park and has several history explanations along the trail. Much of the trail is shady so can be walked in the summer. The fall foliage can be spectacular. Well worth the visit to see just how hard-fought the Second Battle of Manassas was. Or you can just enjoy nature. We have seen deer, fox, turkey, snapping turtles, coyotes, the usual woodland creatures/birds, and very very very rarely black bears. Unfortunately, like most near urban parks, it can sometimes be noisy with outside the park traffic and jets overhead (why a 4.)
    Written September 22, 2019
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  • Nick K
    Manassas, VA80 contributions
    Iron Horse Antiques is located right at the end of old town Manassas and visiting it is never the same twice. Inside space is rented out to various individuals who want to sell their wares, and the owners handle the transactions. Manassas being what it is, there are always lots of train-related merchandise. However, it's not surprising to find antique sewing machines, baseball cards, action figures, fine china and plenty of clothes. The inside areas are cramped and not easy to navigate so give yourself extra time to get in and out and to get to all of the different vendors.
    Written June 10, 2019
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  • Chars3318
    Baltimore34 contributions
    We found this brewery while waiting to attend a concert at JLL. The bartender was beyond kind and excited about the different beers. Everything we tried was fantastic. Highly recommended.
    Written June 11, 2018
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  • Tamara A
    4 contributions
    We have been taking our children here since they were born and when they first opened. Great fun then as babies; great fun now as young adults and able to float in the Lazy River
    Written October 11, 2018
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