Annaburg is a three-story Neo-Classical Revival–style manor in Manassas built between 1892-1894 as the summer home to the family of Robert Portner, a German immigrant who became a prominent brewer […]

Bristoe Battlefield

The battle of Bristoe Station was fought on October 14, 1863, in the aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg. The Confederates suffered severe losses, with the Union forces gaining a […]

Manassas Water Tower

With its construction in 1914, the 147-foot-tall Manassas Water Tower signaled the community’s pivot from a small rural town to a modern city with a planned infrastructure. It arose during […]

Prince William County Courthouse

The Prince William County Courthouse is a two-story polychromatic Victorian Romanesque-style building completed in 1893 in the city of Manassas. Architects James C. Teague and Philip Thorton Mayre of Norfolk […]

Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth

The Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth was established in 1893 by Jennie Dean, a former slave who believed in the value of vocational education for African American youth. Through […]

Mayfield Fortification

This Civil War feature is the only earthwork remaining of the eleven constructed by the Confederates to guard the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Manassas Junction (now the city of […]

Cannon Branch Fort

Cannon Branch Fort, also known as the Wakeman Site, includes the archaeological remains of a Civil War-era fortification for which there is no documentation in the historic record. The most […]


The Federal-style farmhouse, now within the Manassas city limits, known as Liberia was used as a headquarters by both Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War. Gen. P. G. […]

Manassas Historic District

Incorporated as a town in 1873, Manassas sprang from a vital but famously war-torn railroad junction to become the transportation, commercial, and governmental hub of Prince William County. The junction […]