Liberia House

Historical Sites, Historical SitesManassas, VA

Constructed in 1825, Liberia was the home of William Weir and his wife, Harriet Bladen Mitchell Weir.  Built largely by enslaved laborers, this two-story brick house is the one of the few remaining early nineteenth century structures in Manassas.  Liberia’s Civil War history is well documented in the historical record.  Graffiti, left behind by Union soldiers, is visible on

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.

Liberia House

8601 Portner Ave
Manassas, VA 20110

Prince William County, VA


Manassas, VA — 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…


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