If you are going to Manassas in Northern Virginia, you should definitely visit the town’s museum.  Whether you are coming by to spend a family weekend, a relaxing holiday or even a romantic trip, this is a fascinating destination you must visit. If you love art and history, this museum will definitely satisfy your historical appetite. You can learn about American Civil War and its major battles, or you can simply spend a leisurely day trip. Apart from learning about the history of the American nation, you will also be able to enjoy contemporary works of art that can be seen at the local art center.

Exhibits and Events

The museums stores the past of this region. If you decide to visit, you won’t be bored because, besides a permanent exhibition, you can also enjoy changing exhibits. Exhibits display numerous artifacts, documents and images that speak about Northern Virginia Piedmont history. There are also many documents and artifacts that show how the Civil War impacted the local community till this day. Two exhibits include videos that describe to the audience the settlement of the region. Many special events are held here. The museum is open seven days a week in the summer, so you can come whenever you have some free time. Entrance to the museum is free, and there are also free parking spaces available.

Apart from learning about 18th and 19th-century art and history, you can also learn something about the contemporary art of local and international artists. The museum has three galleries that are used to represent local and international artistic talents of the Old Town. This is an excellent place if you want to truly experience the artistic spirit of the region. If you are not into paintings, you can enjoy beautiful works of pottery created on location. More than thirty potters have left their work at Manassas Clay. If you would like to explore your creativity and artistic ability, you can take a class or a few. Classes for beginners are available, but also for intermediate and advanced levels. At the local art center, you can also observe artists in action, painting their luminous oil paintings. If you have some extra time, you can even peek “behind the scenes” and take a closer look at performers of an art studio at Creative Brush Studio.

At the Creative Brush Studio, you can enjoy original fine art prints from local and international artists. Reputable artists of Manassas specialize in oil portraiture, so you will see many amazing and mesmerizing portraits of historical significance. As a gift or token of appreciation, you can buy a postcard for someone special.

Finish your day perfectly by visiting the Hylton Performing Arts Center and enjoying a live music performance or a full stage production performance. This performing arts venue is critically acclaimed and known for showcasing amazing and reputable performance groups of national and international significance. If you love and appreciate art, Historic Downtown Manassas is a perfect place for you, because here you can see artistic talent in action in different mediums.  If you are looking to do less educational things while visiting, be sure to see some of the fun things you can do with the family while in town.

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