Built in 1825 and according to tax records the house was valued at the time of construction at $2,876, a handsome sum for the time period. By July 1861, Liberia was pressed into service as the headquarters for General P. G. T. Beauregard, CSA and some reports also record its use as a hospital and “death house” after the Battle of First Manassas. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln visited Liberia to confer with his generals. By the end of the Civil War, Liberia was the only significant structure to remain standing on the plains of Manassas. It was to this devastated landscape that the Weir family returned to farm their holdings. Despite the family’s labor, they were unable to return the plantation to its former grandeur.
- 8601 Portner Ave
Manassas, Virginia 20110
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According to legend, the name Manassas was derived from an Indian source or from Manasseh, a Jewish innkeeper at Manassas Gap. Manassas originated in 1852 at the junction of two railroads which linked...
Local Tourism Resources:
Historic Manassas Visitor Center
9431 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
703-396-7130 or 800-432-1792
Prince William County Visitor Information Center
Just off I-95 Exit 160
200 Mill St.
Occoquan, VA 22125
Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm http://www.visitpwc.com