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Historic Manassas

Welcome to Historic Manassas

In 1852, two railroads met at a junction which linked Northern Virginia and Washington, DC with the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond, Virginia. Historic Manassas originated here, and played a major strategic role in the Civil War. It was near this railroad community that Union and Confederate soldiers faced off for the first major battle of the war. Known for its history from that War Between the States, Manassas' comprehensive museum and charming small-town vibe offers incredible glimpses into the past.

The certified Virginia Main Street Community combines a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, and history with a calendar full of events year-round. Today, the railroad in Manassas can take visitors directly into the Nation's Capital via Amtrak and the local Virginia Railway Express (VRE).


 Here are some spots to visit in Historic Manassas:

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park is a sprawling field with more stories than you can imagine (i.g. Stonewall Jackson earned his nickname here!).
  • Manassas Museum is filled with exhibits and artifacts that tell of this region's storied past. 
  • Ben Lomond Historic Site is one of Northern Virginia's only remaining slave quarters. This site was once a hospital during the Civil War, as well.
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Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
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Events Calendar

Looking to get into the spirit of the season? Our calendar is full of seasonal holiday events has exactly what you're looking for as our area attractions gear up to celebrate in the most festive of ways. More
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Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More