To honor those local Americans who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of freedom, to pay tribute to those who served our country with honor and distinction, and provide a place for all to learn of their history and heritage.
The thrust of the exhibit is the 20th Century – the American century. What you will see is a time line on which the stories of our local heroes are told. Many of the exhibits are artifacts and source documents donated by our local citizens. You will see the Norton Bomb Sight, military art, and the story of combat as told by the participants. Don’t miss the Local Heroes Memorial recognizing all of the men and women from Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County who died in all of the wars from WW I to present. You will come away with a new feeling of profound respect and admiration, for the sacrifice of families in our community. Look at our events page, you will see upcoming guest speakers, book talks, and unique demonstrations. Plan to attend the Manassas Air Show held in May every year.
The present exhibit in the main terminal building at the Manassas Regional Airport is on a one-year lease and constitutes Phase I of overall planning.
Phase II is being undertaken simultaneously to study and develop the marketing, promotion, and fund-raising steps necessary to create a permanent facility adjacent to the airport, which will evolve into an impressive, bona fide museum with unique collections and visiting exhibits.
“I believe that the Freedom Museum has the potential of becoming one of the premier military history education facilities in the nation, if not the world. Its location in Northern Virginia, just a few miles from our nation’s capital, and its association with the Smithsonian truly has it located in the epicenter of our nation’s history—educationally, militarily and politically.”
Mr. Harold “Butch” Miller, Past Commander-in-Chief National American Legion