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Manassas, Virginia

Historic Manassas in Prince William County


Manassas, Virginia

Old Town Manassas

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Manassas, Virginia is best known for its unforgettable role in American history - In July 1861, Union and Confederate forces faced off near the railroad community of Manassas Junction for the first major battle of the Civil War. Today, Manassas is an independent city that draws visitors from around the region to explore its historic sites and enjoy shopping at dozens of art, antique and specialty shops.


The city of Manassas is located in Prince William County, Virginia about 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC.

Communities Near Manassas

Manassas Park, Bristow, Brentsville, Centreville, Clifton, Haymarket, Lake Jackson, Gainesville


According to the 2000 census, the City of Manassas is home to 35,135 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 72.1%; Black: 12.9%; Asian: 3.4%; Hispanic/Latino: 15.1%. Median household income: $60,409.

Public Transportation

Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express


Parking in Old Town Manassas is free with a four hour time limit. All Day FREE parking passes are available at the Historic Manassas Visitor Center. Commuter parking permits are available from Manassas City Hall (703) 257-8200.

Major Attractions in Manassas

Hotels in Manassas

Accommodations in Manassas are reasonably priced, making this a great area to stay in while visiting Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Here is a guide to hotels in Manassas.

Major Annual Events

Fourth of July Fireworks
Prince William County Fair
Manassas Fall Jubilee
Merry Old Town Christmas Parade

Community Websites

City of Manassas
Historic Manassas

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