Historic Manassas, Inc.

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Old Town Manassas, or the Manassas Historic District, is a national historic district located at Manassas, Virginia. It encompasses 206 contributing buildings and 1 contributing object in the central business district and surrounding residential area of city of Manassas.

Friends of Historic ManassaS

“Friends of Historic Manassas, Inc.” is our way of recognizing the individual donors who are members of our organization. “Supporters of Historic Manassas, Inc.” recognizes the businesses who are donors and members of our organization.

Your partnership with Historic Manassas as a Supporter or Friend will help to provide exciting festivals and events in Historic Downtown, preservation of historic architecture and continued growth and development of this thriving and vibrant community.

Friends and Supporters will enjoy the following benefits:

Advance notification of all Historic Manassas sponsored community events

Discounted and early purchase for our ticketed events

Early yearly membership will also entitle you to a discount on goods and services at various local businesses.


By donating to Historic Manassas, you are supporting the mission of this non-profit organization to preserve and promote Historic Downtown Manassas and its cultural heritage.

Money raised is used to support the operations of Historic Manassas, which includes putting on community based, family-friendly events, supporting new businesses and partnering with local businesses to promote Historic Downtown Manassas. As a public/private partnership, Historic Manassas, Inc. depends on the City of Manassas, as well as local citizens and corporations for its existence.

Get Involved in Committees

Serving on a Historic Manassas committee provides you the chance to contribute, to learn, and to participate with others who share your passion for our Historic Downtown. You will participate in shaping the experience of Downtown for visitors, citizens and businesses.

There are no dues or fees associated with participation – only the time you voluntarily contribute to the committee activities. Each committee has regular meetings within Downtown. Reach out to learn more.


The Design Committee concentrates on keeping Downtown in top physical shape and creating a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers and visitors. The committee takes advantage of the visual opportunities inherent in our Historic Downtown by directing attention to all of its physical elements: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, parking areas, street furniture, public art, landscaping, merchandising, window displays, and promotional materials.

Promotions Committee

Promotion takes many forms, but the goal is to create a positive image that will keep a high level of community pride and consumer and investor confidence in Downtown. Advertising, retail promotions, special events, and marketing campaigns help sell the image and promise of our Historic Downtown to the community and surrounding region. This committee communicates Downtown’s unique characteristics, business establishments, and activities to shoppers, investors, potential business and property owners, and visitors.

Economic Vitality Committee

Economic restructuring strengthens our community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. Retaining and expanding successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, sharpening the competitiveness and merchandising skills of business owners, and attracting new businesses that the market can support, accomplish the goal of building a commercial district that responds to the needs of today’s consumers.

Organization Committee

The Organization Committee establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in the Historic Downtown. By getting everyone working toward the same goal, it can provide effective, ongoing management and advocacy for the Downtown area. Through volunteer recruitment and collaboration with partners representing a broad cross section of the community, the program can incorporate a wide range of perspectives into its efforts.


Volunteer with HMI

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the “behind the scenes” of Manassas’s staple events? Make new friends, serve your community, and have fun as an event volunteer with Historic Manassas, Inc.! Historic Manassas, Inc. hosts eight events each year that require volunteers in order to ensure their success. These events include: Railway Festival, Jazz Festival, Celebrate America, Bands, Brews, and Barbecue, Manassas Fall Jubilee, and Haunted Happenings. Each of these events have their own volunteer needs and have jobs for people with all abilities.

There are two volunteer shifts for each event, usually a morning and an afternoon shift. All positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Every attempt will be made to fulfill your requested shift and position; however please be flexible. All volunteers will need to be over the age of 16, excluding The Jazz Festival and Bands, Brews, and Barbecue, where all volunteers must be over the age of 21. If you are interested in volunteering for an event please contact Kelly Weinzapful.

Visitor Center Volunteers

When domestic and international visitors plan their stay in Manassas, their first stop is the Visitor Center. The friendly faces of volunteers are here to greet and guide visitors. If you love Manassas, would like to meet new people from all over the world, and are a “people” person, you may be a great fit as a Visitor Center volunteer.
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