The City of Manassas has completed the purchase of 3.65 acres of land and the historic structure Annaburg Manor from the Prince William Hospital Corporation to create the city's 16th park. This purchase will provide an opportunity for an interested non-profit to restore Annaburg Manor as a community asset, and provide much-needed park space.
A recent community meeting kicked off the development of a master plan which will help determine future improvements to the park and the historic house.
Share your voice and help envision the future of Annaburg Park. Help us plan future park amenities. See more about the Master Planning process and submit comments:
Where is Annaburg Park?
What Can You Do at Annaburg Park?
The shaded area surrounding the house is open for passive recreation from dawn to dusk. It is a great place for a walk or a picnic. Keep in mind that park rules prohibit:
- Amplified sound
- Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, weapons, fireworks, and glass bottles
- Littering and dumping of debris - Let's Keep Manassas Beautiful!
- Personal grills and open fires
- Unleashed dogs--please clean up after your pet
- Vehicle parking in non-designated areas and on the grass
- Motorized bikes or ATVs
The ivy-covered stone tower, resembling a medieval stone folly or ruin, was a landmark on the Annaburg estate that was variously described as a museum, beer garden, or wine cellar. The tower was demolished in the late 1970s.
When Robert Portner died in 1906 he left a $1.9 million estate and generous contributions, including $5,000 to the Manasseh Lodge of Masons to build a Masonic Hall, $5,000 to improve Manassas streets, and $5,000 to a trust fund charged with caring for the poor with a provision that one-third of the money should go to “the poor colored citizens.”