Old Town Manassas

Tucked away in northern Virginia, amid parks, restaurants, quaint boutiques, museums, and art galleries, is the charming and historic Old Town Manassas.

Welcome to Old Town Manassas

A peaceful and charming town known for its rich history

Tucked away in northern Virginia, amid parks, restaurants, quaint boutiques, museums, and art galleries, is the charming and historic Old Town Manassas. With history predating the pre-Civil War, you'll find yourself stepping back in time at National Battlefield Park and Ben Lomond Historic Site sites. Since those times, this city has continued to build and rebuild into the charming town that locals know and love today.
Residents enjoy a charming expanse of neighborhoods with plenty of older, renovated homes that blend with newer homes in various styles. Homes that date back to the early 19th century in multiple styles like Queen Anne, American Foursquare, Craftsman, and more await you in this town.

What to Love

  • A rich history
  • Quaint shops, museums, galleries, and more

Local Lifestyle

Residents enjoy the rich history and charm that Old Town Manassas exudes. There will never be a dull moment for you and your family with an abundance of history and culture, charming boutiques, art and entertainment, gourmet restaurants, and community events. This close-knit community provides many seasonal events for families, including themed First Fridays, a fun and vibrant way to spend time with the community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping and dining in Old Town Manassas are plentiful; whether you're wandering the historic area and checking out local boutiques or experiencing the exceptional dining at one of the many local restaurants, you'll find something to enjoy. 
Meander downtown and enjoy blending old and new with antique shops, local artisans, artists' galleries, local woodworking shops, candle companies, and more. 
When it comes to exceptional dining, locals have a wealth of favorites. One such favorite is Carmello's, a classy establishment featuring seasonally-inspired American cuisine with a touch of Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. This award-winning restaurant is one you won't want to miss.
Battlestreet Bistro is a fun rooftop restaurant and bar in the heart of the area that offers fresh cuisine and a lively atmosphere. Enjoy local favorites such as Cajun shrimp pasta and bacon butternut squash soup.
Zandra's taqueria is a local favorite specializing in modern Mexican food and a lively environment. Stop in on the weekend and enjoy live music offerings. Another way to enjoy your weekend is at the Aroma Wine Tasting Room, where you can enjoy exceptional wine that has been part of the Morais family for more than 100 years. 
There are many ways to experience shopping and dining in the area, and you'll quickly develop your local favorites.

Things to Do

Old Town Manassas offers a wealth of things to do and enjoy; whether it's history you're interested in or live music at local venues, there is something for you. 
The Manassas Museum offers residents a chance to explore the area's history with historical sites, museum programs and events, and much more. There are several historical sites in the area for locals and visitors to enjoy that offer a deeper understanding of how the area became what it is today.
Manassas National Battlefield Park is rich in local history as the spot where multiple Civil War battles broke out, starting with the Battle of Bull Run. Not only can you explore the area where so many fought and died for their beliefs, but you can also enjoy reenactments of the battles and guided tours. 
Ben Lomond Historic Site is another historic site built in 1832 as a hospital for Confederate forces following the Battle of First Manassas. You can tour the house and see details like the original signatures of the soldiers. Behind the home lies the Old Rose Garden, one of the largest collections of roses in the area. 
The Manassas Farmers' Market is a favorite local experience that has been around for many years and has grown to over 100 local vendors. Head out and enjoy this year-round market that Prince William Living magazine has voted the best in the area. 
History is not all Old Town Manassas has to offer; you'll also find an assortment of galleries, live music venues, parks, aquatic centers, and much more for the family.


Residents in the area attend Manassas City Public Schools. Other notable schools in the area include:
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