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Ann Marie Maher
Discover Prince William & Manassas

Discover Prince William & Manassas

This holiday season, send family and friends a taste of Prince William & Manassas. Our shops, museum gift stores and local attractions have wonderful gifts that are perfect for that hard-to- buy person in your life.

Tucked away in the tiny town of Historic Occoquan is Spinaweb, where shoppers can find blankets, scarves, placemats and other hand-woven items created right on site. The shop is a unique gem in town and truly an inspiration, as many of the workers are part of The Arc of Greater Prince William/Insight, Inc.’s adult vocational program for people with developmental disabilities.

For those who love games and puzzles, visit the newly opened Puzzle Palooza Etc. to purchase a puzzle that features a beautiful image of Historic Occoquan. These are just a few of the unique shopping options you will run across when exploring this charming town.

Old Town Manassas is another treasure trove for holiday shopping. For instance, visitors can buy paintings from the artists at Creative Brush Studio. Or head to the neighboring city of Manassas Park to visit QMT Windchimes and select from more than 600 chimes to create that perfect gift.

Our local museums are also great places to find gifts that represent our community. Visit Echoes, Manassas Museum’s store, for limited-edition prints and books about the city, or stop by Manassas National Battlefield Park for postcards and other collectibles for that Civil War buff in your life. At the National Museum of the Marine Corps, in Triangle, purchase holiday ornaments, Marine coins and other items that commemorate this branch of the military.

With so many boutiques and unique local gifts in our area, I know everyone can find a way this holiday season to share a piece of our great community and history. For more on specialty shops, visit DiscoverPWM.com.

Ann Marie Maher is the president and CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. For more information about what’s going on in Prince William and Manassas, visit DiscoverPWM.com. 

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