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The Manassas Museum
Ranked #2 of 32 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.
Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I visited here with a group of senior citizens. Ahead of time I arranged for a guided tour and explained that when travelling with seniors we tend to run late. The guy over the phone was understanding and said it wouldn't be a problem. When we arrived, we were treated poorly and fussed at for our tardiness. I paid for the entire group of about 14 seniors and heard the ladies at the desk talking about our group...wondering if we even bothered to pay. It was rude and absolutely ridiculous. Maybe if you go here, just skip the guided tour. it is a small museum anyway. As for me, not interested in going ever again.

Visited March 2013
3 Thank Kate Z
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Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
“A Great Civil War Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank jhmarino
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Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice bit of history”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank Marcie R
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Fairfax, Virginia
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139 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
1 Thank oldbrdrz
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice museum that can be seen in an hour or two.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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