Historic Manassas, Inc.

Historic Manassas Railway Festival

All aboard for the 30th Annual Historic Manassas Railway Festival!

The Railway Festival takes place on June 1, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to attend, so bring your family and friends. Climb aboard the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) for a scenic journey from Historic Manassas to Clifton and back.  Tickets for the excursion trip are available now for the low price of $8 per person (add. $1 fee for credit cards).
You can purchase tickets by clicking here or by visiting the Train Depot located at 9431 West Street, Manassas, Va. Excursion tickets are a popular item so we highly recommend purchasing ahead of time.
The festival will also feature a wide array of vendors, food, train displays, memorabilia, entertainment, raffles, and more! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to experience train travel and celebrate Manassas' railway heritage!
PURCHASE EXCURSION TICKETSHistoric Manassas Railway Festival 2024

PLEASE NOTE: Riders going on excursion train rides to Clifton must be on the train station side of the tracks, with their tickets, 45 minutes before departure. Train crossings will be blocked for safety.

Train departure times are: 10 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 12 p.m. | 1 p.m.

Vendors and Volunteers

Interested in being a vendor?

We're now accepting vendor applications for the 2024 Historic Manassas Railway Festival.


Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the “behind the scenes” of Manassas Events or share Manassas with others? Make new friends, serve your community, and have fun. Join Historic Manassas, Inc. as a volunteer!


But Wait, There's More!

Not only will we have the scenic excursion train ride at this year's festival, but we'll also have plenty of other forms of fun and entertainment. The award winning Historic Manassas Farmer's Market will also be taking place right down the street while the shops, restaurants, and businesses of Historic Downtown Manassas await you one street over. There's enough to do in Historic Downtown Manassas that you can make a full day of it if you wish.

  • Model Railrod Clubs
  • Model Railroad Displays
  • Food Vendors
  • Craft Vendors
  • Interactive Fun Zone
  • Axe Throwing
  • Live Music

Railway Festival Fun Zone

Admission to the Fun Zone is FREE! Some activities require a fee to ride/participate (noted below). 

Historic Manassas Railway Festival Fun
  • Interactive Games & Activities (free)
  • Face Painting (free)
  • Trains off the Tracks Scavenger Hunt (free)
  • Rides for all ages (fee required)
  • Bounce House fun (fee required)
  • Axe Throwing (fee required, under supervision)

featured model railroad clubs

Explore amazing model railroad layouts and learn about club activities and events.

  • National Capital Tracker
  • Northern Virginia NTRAK
  • Piedmont Railroaders
  • Potomac Module Crew
  • Prince William County Model Railroad Crew
  • Washington, DC Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club (WamaLTC)
  • Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Railroad Society (WVMGRS)
Model Railroad

Enjoy live music and shop small

Just when you think the festival couldn't get any more fun...

  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Handcrafted goods and unique items
  • Toys, and so much more!
  • Live music performances
  • Delicious food vendors
  • Ice cream and sweet treats

Welcome to Historic Downtown Manassas

While you're in town, make a whole day of it by exploring everything Historic Downtown Manassas has to offer.

  • Explore unique shops and boutiques
  • Dine and enjoy local cuisine
  • Support local businesses
  • Check out banner art on light poles
  • Discover historic sites and attractions
  • Our Downtown directory is located here.
Shopping and Eating
Axe AddictsOne Waypoint Band

Mark your calendars, don't forget!

June 1, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Secure your ride ticket for the 30th Annual Historic Manassas Railway Festival! For $8 ($1 extra for credit cards), board the scenic excursion train at the Manassas Depot and enjoy a leisurely ride to Clifton and back.

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