Travel & Tourism
Located just 30 miles south of the nation's capital, Prince William & Manassas are not only home to two major Civil War battles but also Quantico Marine Corps Base-the Crossroads of the Corps-and the stunning National Museum of the Marine Corps.
While in Prince William & Manassas, experience America's history at Manassas National Battlefield Park or one of the other 25 Civil War sites, many of which are part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area.
Prince William & Manassas are also home to Prince William Forest Park, Leesylvania State Park, Potomac Mills, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Jiffy Lube Live and the historic towns of Occoquan and Manassas.
The attractions and quaint towns have a wealth of activities planned year-round that range from ghost hunts and military demonstrations to guided hikes through the mountains, music festivals and carriage rides. For more information on events and local attractions, visit www.discoverpwm.com
From the outdoors, to shopping, fine dining, arts and entertainment, Prince William County offers an array of experiences for its visitors. Live large with a wine tasting at The Winery at LaGrange and dinner at Bistro L'Hermitage in Occoquan, or enjoy Cajun cuisine or continental in Old Town Manassas.
Hear the stars come out at Jiffy Lube Live with the world’s best known performers in rock ‘n roll, country, and alternative music or hear the classics at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Camp out under the stars, then warm up for your run on the trails at Prince William Forest Park. Snuggle up with your sweetheart at one of our cozy Bed and Breakfasts or meet your need for speed at Old Dominion Speedway. Hear the crack of the bat this summer with the Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner stadium or take the kids to Splashdown Waterpark.
Prince William has its own Civil War Heritage Trail and is part of the Civil War Trails program and the Journey through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area…a perfect vacation spot for those interested in America’s rich history and heritage.
To help plan your itinerary, call The Prince William County/Manassas CVB at 800-432-1792 and request a visitor’s guide, or pick one up at the visitor’s centers at Occoquan (I-95) Exit 160 or in Old Town Manassas on West Street, or from The Virginia Welcome Center on I-66 between Manassas and Centreville, VA
Prince William Forest Park
Home of the Marine Corps 17.75K, Prince William Forest Park celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2016. Easily accessible from Marine Corps Base Quantico, the 15,000 acre Prince William Forest Park has 37 miles of trails for running and biking with camping options for families and large groups. The Park opened in 1936 as the Chopawamsic Recreation Area to house children's relief camps during the Great Depression. Renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, the Park is still home to over 150 historic structures, bridges and other infrastructure.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a state-of-the-art facility that honors, preserves and narrates America's story through the eyes of U.S. Marines. Its magnificent architectural design features a dramatic 210-foot tilted steel mast and glass atrium suggesting the raised barrel of an artillery piece, a bayoneted rifle or a drawn Mameluke sword. Inside, a massive "Leatherneck Gallery" and surrounding era galleries take visitors through the history of the Marine Corps, divided into "theaters" or chapters depicting pivotal conflicts and battles and other vital contributions to the preservation of America's freedom.
Driving in: Prince William County-Manassas is easily accessible off I-95 with an array of accommodations available within minutes of Quantico (www.visitpwc.com). From the west, take Route 66 to Route 234 business and stay between the battlefield and Old Town Manassas accessing Quantico via the Prince William Parkway.
Flying In: Prince William County-Manassas is served by three major airports Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore-Washington (BWI). Manassas Regional Airport is Virginia’s busiest for non-commercial travel.
By Train: Prince William County-Manassas is served by Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)