Historic Manassas, Inc. was formed to promote a positive image of downtown Manassas and to perpetuate its revitalization. To reach these goals, the organization proudly plays a leadership role in community issues. HMI also acts as a clearinghouse for valuable information and services that retailers and property owners can use to improve their businesses and buildings.
HMI promotes Old Town Manassas by sponsoring special events throughout the year to bring local residents and visitors downtown, and to reinforce the identity of the historic area. HMI also organizes a co-op advertising program for the businesses of Old Town, making both television and print advertising affordable to small business owners.
HMI has been instrumental in providing Old Town Manassas with a unifying visual concept to enhance its identity. The historic district is identified through facade design, new construction design, and distinctive signage. HMI sponsors the banners on the lamp posts in Old Town, and works closely with the Beautification Committee and the Manassas Garden Club to plant flowers along the streets of Old Town.
HMI also has a contract with the city to operate the Manassas Visitor Center, a state-accredited center which is open seven days a week. Our state accreditation allows us to have signage along the nearby interstate freeways to direct travelers to the Visitor Center.