10653 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: (703) 368-2800
Fax: (703) 368-0083
Arts & Museums
Over 100 years of antique fire fighting equipment used in the early 20th century is on display at this museum where visitors can also talk with volunteer fire fighters at the station to learn more about the history of fire fighting.
Take an exciting journey through history while at this 7,000 square foot museum that contains a large collection of permanent and temporary historical exhibits which interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, and images. The McBryde Library and Archives, which is open to researchers by appointment, is also on site, as well as a museum store.
Visitors to this museum enjoy a spectacular array of memorabilia, photography, artifacts, and interactive displays about United States military wars and conflicts in the 20th century. The museum also features an outdoor collection of military vehicles.
Visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to take a look at Blackbird- the fastest jet-plane in the world; or the famous space vehicle Discovery that has completed 39 space missions till date. The center is attached to the National Air And Space Museum and displays many aeronautical equipment and air crafts to the public. There are two hangars and an Observation Tower that provides a panoramic view of the adjacent Washington Dulles International Airport. Also, it is here that the Airbus IMAX Theater is located. The center also lets visitors take a look at various restoration projects. A visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is informative and insightful for children and adults alike.
This National Rifle Association's museum houses one of the most extensive firearms collections in the country with more than 2,000 historic firearms displayed in 13 permanent galleries. Exhibits span the history of handheld firearms from the mid-14th century to the latest in sporting rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
Railroad memorabilia, information on the town's namesake, Commander William Lewis Herndon, and artifacts from local residents can be found at this museum. Operated by the Historical Society of Herndon, it is housed in a building which dates back to the 1850s and served as a train station until 1968.
An interest in the local history will definitely attract you to this place. Herndon Historical Society Museum is steeped in heritage that dates back to 1857. Exhibitions here include historical pictures, artifacts and memorabilia dating back to World War II. This establishment is on the National Register of Historic Places and a visit here offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era.
GreaterRestonArtsCenter (GRACE) enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. In pursuit of this mission, GRACE provides a year-round program of visual art exhibitions, education programs for all ages, and special events.
Founded in 1974 to stimulate awareness of the visual arts, this nonprofit arts center provides a year-round program of exhibitions, educational art and humanities lectures, children's art workshops, a children's summer arts program, and special events throughout the year.
Dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of Reston, this museum is filled with a wide array of exhibits that tell the history of one of the most unique areas of Fairfax County and the museum also offers free, drop-in children's art workshops every Saturday morning and walking tours. A museum shop is also on site which features Reston T-shirts and mugs, prints, pottery, and handcrafts by local Reston artists.
Visit Lovettsville's quaint museum which offers unique displays of the town's history, as well as information regarding genealogy, such as history of families, homes, and businesses.
Once used as a miller's office, this house museum is all that remains from the office and mill that was the first automated grist mill in the nation which was originally built in 1759 and operated until 1924. Occoquan's charming history is presented through exhibits, presentations, artifacts, and memorabilia at this museum.