Manassas - Manassas Museum

9101 Prince William Street

About Us:

The current 7,000-square-foot building on eight acres opened in 1991. Permanent and temporary historical exhibits interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, videos, and images.

The Museum houses the McBryde Library and Archives and Echoes, the Museum Store. Plans for expanded exhibit galleries, artifact conservation facilities, and an educational center are currently under development.


Bria McKinnon

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Very fun with my two toddler boys. There was a craft area next to the bathrooms to make their own pinwheel, lots of Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren, which made the museum smell so festive and lovely. We visited originally to check out the playground which is directly behind the museum and leads to a short trail. The boys enjoyed the train jungle gym and a little metal butterfly we snapped a photo next to. Out front is a huge Christmas tree. We plan to return at night to get a great holiday family photo.

Becky Goodman

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
This was my first time going to the museum and my initial reaction was, this is small! However they were working on a new exibit and Have many outside activities that are run through the museum. I totally loved their gift shop and their selection of books for purchase. I found one called Southern Food and Civil Rights, Feeding the revolution. My husband saw it and loved it because many of it's recipes are of the southern foods that he grew up enjoying.

Judy Bower

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
This is a really nice museum. Enjoyed our visit very much. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to find answers to all our questions. There is no admission charge which is a plus.

Erin Bontempt

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the museum. The exhibits were beautifully arranged and the clothing display was fascinating. I am so glad we decided to stop as we were exploring Manassas. The museum was very easy to access within Old town Manassas. My husband and I parked in the public parking lot and walked the short distance to it. I would recommend giving yourself at least an hour to see everything the museum has to offer; the building may look small but there is a lot of history in those walls!

Trish B

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Great place to browse. Staff knows their history. The gallery was great, informative, and historically accurate. Definitely recommend stopping in for a visit.

Upcoming Events at Manassas Museum

Free Book Talk: Suffragists in Washington, D.C

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 1:30pm
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Recent News

New Immersive Exhibit at the Manassas Museum

City of Manassas, VA -  Beginning March 19, 2018 a new immersive exhibit will open at the Manassas Museum.  Annie’s Porch: This Was Manassas, spotlights the universal storytelling tradition of talking on the front porch with friends. …

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Manassas Museum Fall Happenings - August 26, 2016

Manassas, VA -- Celebrate fall with the Manassas Museum. There’s a new exhibit, Museum at the Farmer’s Market some book talks and some Cemetery tours.Historic Downtown Walking Tours; Through October; Thursdays & Fridays at 12 Noon; free; meet…

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Manassas Museum Summer Happenings - July 21, 2016

There are a lot of great events at the Manassas Museum happening this summer.  Camp, walking tours, book talks and much more. Archaeology & Swim Camp; August 9 – 12; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $200/ages 9-13Does your child have what it takes to be an arc…

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Manassas Museum Summer Happenings - June 1, 2016

Summer Camps Now Enrolling!Civil War Camp; June 28 - July 1; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $135/ages 9-13For four days, children will immerse themselves in Civil War life. They will learn how science and math applications changed the course of the war and our natio…

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Manassas Museum Programs for March 2016

From March 4 – April 17, the Manassas Museum presents Impressions, the Osbourn High School art show. Impressions features the paintings, mixed media works, sculpture, and drawings of Osbourn art students. The exhibit offers students the opportunity…

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Carters of Virginia Exhibit Translated to Spanish

Manassas, VA---The Manassas Museum currently features New World Aristocracy: The Carters of Virginia.  This exhibit is a joint effort between the Manassas Museum and the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division.  Maria Diaz, a volunteer…

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The Carters of Virginia - Exhibition

Manassas, VA---The Carter family is the focus of a new joint exhibit, New World Aristocracy: The Carters of Virginia, opening at the Manassas Museum. The exhibit, a joint effort between the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and the…

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History Brought to Life

Manassas, VA - There was much more to the Civil War than bloody battles, endless strategizing, and famous generals. This year, in addition to featuring portrayals of well-known generals and studies of tactics, the fourth annual Manassas Civil War Wee…

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Exhibit - Partisans Among Playmates: American Childhood and the Civil War

Manassas, VA---They may not have worn uniforms or marched with the troops, but children were deeply affected by the tragedies of the Civil War. A new Manassas Museum guest exhibit, Partisans Among Playmates: American Childhood and the Civil War, brin…

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Liberia Basement to Attic Tours

Manassas, VA - Learn more about the diverse people who inhabited historic Liberia Plantation in Manassas during a special Black History Month presentation Basement to Attic Tours Feb. 7 and 21 at 11 a.m. On the eve of the Civil War, Liberia was one o…

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Events at the Manassas Museum - October 2014

October at the Manassas Museum is full of “spirited tours,” a new exhibit and great history.On Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. the Manassas Museum will host a free book talk by author Douglas Crenshaw on his book, Fort Harrison and the Battle of Chaffin’s Far…

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Events at the Manassas Museum - September 2014

City of Manassas, VA - As fall begins, the Manassas Museum has great programs in store for visitors and residents.Sept. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. enjoy free admission to the Manassas Museum, refreshments and family activities during First Friday in Historic…

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