Introduction to Manassas Park, Virginia
Manassas Park, Virginia is 8 miles NW of Dale City, Virginia (center to center) and 24 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The city is considered part of the Washington metropolitan area. Manassas Park has a population of 10,290.
Manassas Park History
In 1955, the first homes were built as a subdivision in the Manassas Park area in Prince William County. The place was named after the nearby community of Manassas. It was initially incorporated as a town in 1957, and then as a city in 1975. Manassas Park is now an independent city. The development of this place occurred mostly in the 20th century, with the construction and development of civic associations, schools, police, fire and rescue, and public works departments.
Manassas Park and nearby Attractions
- Manassas National Battlefield Park
- Manassas Museum
- First Bible Baptist Church
- Bull Run Marina Regional Park
- Baker Street Park
Things To Do In Manassas Park
While in Manassas Park, one can visit several historic sites and museums in the neighborhood. Among these are Manassas National Battlefield Park, which was the site of the Civil War battles in 1861 and 1862, Manassas Museum, and National Firearms Museum. There are a number of park areas that offer a host of recreational facilities to visitors. One can also take a look around the city’s churches and business areas.
Manassas Park Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Washington Dulles International Airport.
Manassas Park Higher Education
The American Military University is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.