|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 house is only open for special tours and events. The grounds are currently closed for restoration work.
Read the Virginia Association of Museums blog about Liberia's Civil War graffiti:
What Has Been Restored So Far?
What Are Restoration Plans?
Read the Washington Post article about interest in Liberia's slave history