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The Manassas Museum

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Address: 9101 Prince William St, Manassas, VA 20110-5615
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+1 703-368-1873

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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Good visit and lots of History

After a good lunch at a Portuguese restaurant we decided to visit the Town's Museum. It's well located outside of town with a good parking place. The artifacts inside are not... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Jorge C
Montijo, Portugal
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Small, well done, city owned museum. Staff friendly, knowledgeable. Museum exhibits are history of Northern Piedmont region of Virginia's colonial period to 20th century. Great gift shop, clean rest rooms. Free admission.

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Montijo, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

After a good lunch at a Portuguese restaurant we decided to visit the Town's Museum. It's well located outside of town with a good parking place. The artifacts inside are not many, but well preserved and with useful explanation to the visitors. The staff had some activities for the kids which were well appreciated.

Thank Jorge C
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were greeted by the clerk and asked for our Zip code for the entry fee was zero. The guide was dressed in his Confederate Soldier, as we walked into the exhibit room he began talking us through the history of Manasses before the civil war using the blown up photographs up on the wall. He blended the history with... More 

1 Thank 15Dutches
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This Museum has a historic display from the local area during several periods of local history. There is also a wonderful gift shop with numerous local items. There are ornaments, books, Manassas clothing and Cat's Meow local art. This is a great place any time but try to go during special events such as Book Signings or First Fridays (a... More 

1 Thank Jan R
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is an excellent small museum, There are chronological displays with stories and artifacts from pre-civil war to today. There is no charge, and the volunteer gave us an excellent introduction. Photography is allowed.

1 Thank z0607
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We really enjoyed the variety of subjects, and the African American historical display was educational in that I learned facts I had not known.. The volunteers were very helpful and friendly.

1 Thank jmcottingham
Manassas, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Manassas Museum, which is now free, is a great place to learn about Civil War History. Allow 1-2 hours to see the exhibits and stop by the gift shop. The Museum is a quick 2 min walk from the Amtrak/VRE Rail Station where you can stop by the Visitor Center, -Mini-Rail Mueum, Waiting Room, and restrooms. Amtrak is a... More 

1 Thank TrainManDan10
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The Manassas Museum is a little gem in the historic downtown and is a great spot to start sightseeing in town. There was a volunteer there that gave me a delightful tour of small museum, hitting all the high points. After my little tour, I watched a six minute video. The lady in the gift shop gave me some great... More 

1 Thank jehenson81
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Glad there were antebellum and 911 displays. Nice gift shop as well. Great location. Nice facility overall.

1 Thank TCA7076
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were walking through town and stumbled upon this museum. It's a small museum that covers life in the area from pre civil war onward. It's a neat little lesson in history. It has a free admission so it is well worth the visit for this small little museum. Small but mighty!!!

1 Thank Mfclingan

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