Manassas, Virginia is a town full of history. For those interested in Civil War history, several major civil war battles were fought in and near the town. Manassas National Battlefield Park is north of the town and a great historic site.
The town is serviced by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and Amtrak. Norfolk Southern owns the railroad between Alexandria and Manassas. In the past, there was a coal-fired power plant in Alexandria that received coal via Norfolk Southern, but the plant has since been closed.
Manassas is a great summertime weekday trip. Several VRE trains come into the city throughout the evening, and you will see at least one Amtrak regional. Consult the VRE timetable for the Manassas line and Amtrak.com for specific times.
Ample street parking can be found around the train station, located at 9431 West St, Manassas, VA 20110.