Civil War at Manassas

Civil War at Manassas

There was no grand vision to create a tourism package around Manassas’s historic sites, though many hope that is about to change.

“We call Gettysburg the mothership — the center of the universe for the Civil War,” said Ed Clark, the Manassas National Battlefield Park superintendent. “It will probably always be the most-visited place, but there is a lot of opportunity for Manassas and the stories we have to tell.”

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia, USA




Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia, USA


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For the first time, historians and elected officials say, there’s a perfect confluence: Prince William supervisors and Manassas council members see the value of tourism and want to invest in their historic assets, a new leader is in charge of the visitors bureau, and a major anniversary of the war fought on Manassas soil is coming up.

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia, USA




Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Virginia, USA


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“The 150th is our moment to turn the tide in terms of our tourism product,” said Ann Marie Maher, named last year as director of the Prince William County/Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This is our linchpin year and the only one we will have in our generation to have events that will capture the attention of the nation.”

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