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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

Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Friday

Fall Gallery Walk is November's theme for First Friday.
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Nov 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Northern Virginia Veterans Parade

Nov. 5, 2022 marks the 13th annual Northern Virginia Veterans Parade. Visit Our Site: https://www.vetpar.org/
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Dec 2 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Santa Lights Manassas

Santa Lights Manassas, also known as the Tree Lighting, has been a fixture in the Manassas community for over 25 years! It takes place the first Friday night in December […]
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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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