Manassas Gives Residents a Home Rich in History
While Manassas is known for Manassas National Battlefield Park, where two Civil War battles took place, many might be surprised to know that the city has quite an elaborate museum system. And, it’s actually called that: the Manassas Museum System. At the system’s heart is The Manassas Museum, a 7,000 square-foot building sitting on eight acres of land. Since its opening in 1991, the museum has housed permanent and temporary historical exhibits that include artifacts, documents, videos and images. The newest exhibit at the museum running until Jan. 31, 2011, is the Civil War Espionage Exhibit. While there, you may want to visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum Store, where you can pick up books, jewelry, Civil War collectibles, children’s toys and T-shirts. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is as follows: adults $5, seniors and children $4, kids under six free. In all, the Manassas Museum System is a collection of eight buildings/structures, some of which date to the beginning of the Civil War. The renter who’s interested can also take a walking and driving tour of the city’s Civil War sites.
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