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About Manassas

Manassas has its origin as a railroad town.

But in the early 1800s, the area was known as Tudor Hall, the name of the train stop and post office built in 1851. Tudor Hall evolved into Manassas Junction – and later – Manassas, at the vicinity of the crossroads junction. Since these rails connected Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. with the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond, Manassas became a key strategic point for both Union and Confederate armies in the first years of the 1861-1865 American Civil War. Initially, it’s this history that draws people here. And its evolving arts, culture, shopping, and dining scene, is what makes people stay.

Only a short road trip from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Manassas is a popular choice for anyone wanting a small-town feel with big-city vibes throughout its 10 square miles.

We take pride in the pivotal role Manassas played in transforming our country into one united nation. And we continue to transform.


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BE PART OF OUR 150TH CELEBRATION!

Come celebrate with us! In 2023, visit Manassas as we commemorate our 150th anniversary of the City’s founding in 1873. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram as our celebration draws near. It’s a history-making, year-long tribute that includes residents, businesses … and YOU!
Come – and play a part in our story.

So much fun

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Friday

Tacos & Tequilas is the theme for September's First Friday! Restaurants feature their own special versions of tacos and patrons can purchase tickets for a certain number of tequila tastings […]
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Sep 10 @ 11:00 am - Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm

11th Annual Bands, Brews, & Barbecue

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 11th annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival to include a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) BBQ competition. Festival begins Sept. 10 (11 am-6 pm) […]
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Sep 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Old Town Manassas Art Show & Craft Fair

Over 60 artisans and crafters, independent consultants, and small businesses showcase creative products for sale. For More Information Click Here
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HISTORIC MANASSAS VISITOR CENTER 
AT THE TRAIN DEPOT
9431 West Street
Manassas, Virginia 20110
703-361-6599
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