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“Well worth a visit”

The Manassas Museum
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Manassas
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
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
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice museum that can be seen in an hour or two.”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

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
Thank Rob D
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Berne, NY
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Way to go manassas”
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

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
Thank Ralph111
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Level 6 Contributor
359 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Wake Up Call!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The film is fantastic but very hard to watch. The grounds are wonderful and the different points are carefully explained and easy to find.

Visited March 2013
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Centreville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“manassas museum”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

agree with previous posts that, for small museum, very good. friendly, knowledgeable greeter at door and a volunteer in the museum itself answering questions, etc. but traveling exhibit was certainly lacking in actual objects, almost nothing but reading cards. just a walk across street from a very helpful visitors center too.

Visited March 2013
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