10653 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: (703) 368-2800
Fax: (703) 368-0083
Arts & Museums
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.
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.
Also known as the Spilman-Mosby House, this place is located in Warrenton, Virginia. Its historic significance comes from being a residence to military leader John Singleton Mosby. It was originally built as the residence of Judge Edward Spilman in the year 1859. It is a two-story Italianate style home having three bays. There is a porch on the front supported by bracketed columns. On the rear is an extension that has the kitchen and a smokehouse, giving the look of a courtyard.
The Weems-Botts Museum stands as an elegant museum site in the Dumfries vicinity of the U.S. State of Virginia. This enthralling museum finely depicts the history of Dumfries family and the site has been registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
History buffs interested in the dwellings of an ordinary man in the 18th Century will be thrilled to visit the Ball Sellers House. Possibly the oldest standing building in Arlington today, the house was the home of a yeoman farmer John Ball, who lived in this modest dwellings with his wife and five daughters. The house has passed through several owners since including William Carlin, a tailor who counts George Washington and George Mason among his famous clientele. Packed with history and interesting stories, visitors will also get the rare opportunity to view a clapboard roof. The house is open for public tours from April to October on Saturdays between 1:00p and 4:00p. School and group tours can be set up by appointment.
Clara Barton spent the last years of her long, productive life at this Victorian home within walking distance of Glen Echo Park. Retired as head of the American Red Cross, she lived for nearly another decade in the house. Her creative renovations of the building resulted in a charming and intriguing curiosity. Visitors may view a film of the life of this tireless organizer and explore the home, which is furnished much as she left it. Admission is free.
The Hume School is a historic structure that is an Arlington County Landmark and is also on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The former school holds the record for being one of the oldest school building in the county of Arlington. The building was designed by B. Stanley Simmons in Queen Anne inspired architecture. Now owned and looked after by the Arlington Historical Society, the house is used as a local history museum.
Set among the fashionable Foxhall Road estates in upper northwest Washington, the former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger holds a marvelous collection of 19th and 20th Century art. Artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Rodin are represented, among other artists. A fine collection of African art is also housed here. The Kreeger Museum requires some advance planning to visit since reservations are required to join the docent-led tours, but the effort is well worth it. No people under 12 are permitted.
Arlington House once belonged to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, whose wife, Mary Custis, a great-granddaughter of George Washington, inherited the home. During the Civil War, Union troops made the house their headquarters. The home is furnished as it was when the Lees raised their seven children here. Park rangers dressed in period costume help dramatize the era. Enjoy a stunning view of Washington from the front of the hillside mansion. As the mansion is located within Arlington National Cemetery, visitors must either walk from the Visitor Center or join the Tourmobile Sightseeing tour of the cemetery.
See the work of local artists and artisans showcased at Del Ray Artisans. Get a sense of local culture by viewing local art in a variety of mediums. Approximately once a month, there are new exhibits, and you'll find a great deal of diversity in the pieces being shown. The gallery is open to the public and admission is free.
Formerly the Franklin and Armfield Office, the Freedom House was one of busiest slave trading center. Later is was used as a prison and a hospital; this building also featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.