|Liberia, the 1825 Manassas house, is a touchstone to our nation’s history and a relic of a changing time. Both President Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis visited Liberia when the home was a Civil War military headquarters. It endured war and years as a prosperous plantation, dairy farm, and family home with only minor alterations. Today, efforts are underway to bring a gleam back to its original woodwork, preserve its Civil War graffiti, and restore the house and its 18 acres as an educational, cultural, and recreational resource for the Manassas community and visitors from near and far.
Liberia's grounds (8601 Portner Avenue in Manassas) are open during daylight hours. Liberia house is only open for special tours and events.
Thanks to the SWIFT Corporation for a $25,000 sponsorship that will support the beautification of the City of Manassas by planting 100 trees at local schools and parks. Thanks to this generous contribution, trees will be planted at: Baldwin and Weems Elementary Schools; Metz Middle School; Cavalry Run, Liberia House, Mayfield Fort, and Winterset Parks.
What Has Been Restored So Far?
What Are Restoration Plans?
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All sales of Manassas, A Postcard History, and Liberia Plantation, Sentry of the Ages benefit the Liberia Restoration Fund. See never before published images and enjoy some surprising stories about Liberia and Manassas. Buy Online
See how a donation of documents is helping us tell more about the Liberia story:
Read the Washington Post article about interest in Liberia's slave history