9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA, USA
www.manassascity.org/index.a… - (703) 368-1873
Manassas Museum Reviews
Manassas Museum Nov 03, 2012
The city of Manassas runs a small museum focusing on local history that sits at the intersection of Main and Prince William Streets. Most of the exhibits deal with the early plantation economy, the arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century, and the impact of the Civil War. There is a separate area for temporary exhibits that featured Civil War memorabilia loaned by private collectors on the day of my visit. The ever present gift shop is also on site in case you need to buy a plastic Stonewall Jackson Christmas tree ornament.
It's not a bad place to spend a half-hour to 45 minutes if you are a Civil War or history buff. The museum occasionally conducts walking tours of Old Town Manassas just across the street. On weekdays parking is limited to three hours which is more than enough time to see everything. There is a parking garage next to the nearby train station that also offers limited free parking. You can easily spend an afternoon checking out the museum and then walking over to Old Town for lunch and browsing through the shops (just keep in mind that the historic part of Manassas is much smaller than Old Town Alexandria up the road). The museum is closed on Mondays and charges a $5 entrance fee.
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