Manassas Museum Happenings

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In October, events at the Manassas Museum turn more “spirited,” with cemetery tours and “Spirits of Manassas” bus tours.

On October 7 and 21 at 8:00 p. m., join Manassas Museum staff and learn about the establishment of the Confederate Cemetery and the final resting place of many fascinating people. Participants should park at Whitt’s Harley-Davidson and meet at the cemetery. Visit, or call 703-368-1873 for tickets.

On October 9 at 1:30 p. m., join author Ed Alexander for his free book talk at the Manassas Museum: Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg.  Learn about the men who fought and died in the decisive battle of the Petersburg campaign and follow the footsteps of the Union attackers and Confederate defenders as their actions decided the fate of the nation.

On October 23 at 1:30 p. m. join author Lee Lawrence for his free book talk at the Manassas Museum: Society of Rebels, The Diary of Amanda Edmonds.  Explore the diary of a young woman who witnessed Civil War turmoil and dealt with heartbreak and the aftermath of war in Northern Virginia.

On October 29, enjoy the Spirits of Manassas bus tour at 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 p. m.  As the scene of two bloody battles during the Civil War, and a century and a half of local history since the conflict ended, Manassas has seen it all. Hear stories about the War, a devastating fire, local tragedy, villainous crimes, and eerie happenings. Travel by bus to mysterious locations. Visit, or call 703-368-1873 for tickets. 

Opening November 4, 2015 and running through February 19, 2017 is a new exhibit called Not for Glory: Manassas Veterans & the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This exhibit uses first person narratives as a backdrop and highlights the stories of local veterans who have served in America’s most recent conflicts.  The exhibit is being produced in partnership with the Freedom Museum,

On December 2, from 5:30 – 8:00 p. m., celebrate the season with Merry Old Town.  Santa will definitely be in attendance as music and festivities ring in the holiday season.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the tree around 6:30 p. m.  There will be free hayrides around the downtown, visits with Santa and skating at the Harris Pavilion Ice Rink.  For more information, go to

On December 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m., enjoy Holidays on the Lawn at the Manassas Museum.  This is a free event to celebrate the season with stories, songs and carols.  Visit


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