away some great outside activities. Don’t let that hold you back. Prince William County and the
surrounding areas are filled with indoor activities to fill your day.
This museum on a 135-acre site is considered a “lasting tribute to U.S. Marines – past, present,
and future.” Under the command of Marine Corps University, the museum is built in the finest
deconstructionism style and homes several amazing galleries covering the American Revolution
The Marine Corps Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and located next to Marine Corps Base
Quantico. It is very accessible for all abilities and has a great group and tour program listed on
Manassas Museum is considered the anchor of local heritage, displaying historic artifacts and
rare photographs from throughout the region that link to other historical sites. The Museum is
open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is home to the Echoes Museum Store, which
is considered one of the best around.
Libraries are a long way from the silent, reader-only cathedrals they used to be. The Prince
William 14-branch public library system is no exception. Here, a card holder can check out more
than books; Prince William Library has tons of music, movies and art prints to browse through,
and there are family friendly activities on the calendar for every single day.
For those looking for genealogical information, the Bull Run Regional branch is your place to
go. Bull Run is the home of the Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC). RELIC is a special
collection focusing on Virginia and Prince William County. RELIC is available the same hours
as the rest of the library, and the staff is trained to aid you in locating the historical information
you are interested in.
Kids and In-store Fun
room to walk and great eats. However, there is a ton of hidden fun for kids in many of the stores,
as well as in some of the big box retailers.
Both Lowe’s and Home Depot are known for in-store classes for adults, but they also hold
classes for the youngsters, too. For free or a nominal fee, you can sign up any child age 5 or
older for do-it- yourself bird houses, wooden helicopters, holiday ornaments and other fun
Every month, toy stores such as Lego Stores and Toys R Us schedules events for children. The
Lego Store’s mini model program lets kids build a different model each month and take it home
for free. This way they can add new Lego blocks to their collection while learning new building
Even when gloomy weather sets in, there is no need to stay home. These activities and many
others are right around the corner and waiting for you. And remember, if you would like more
information on our community, contact us anytime.
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris
was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a
member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of
all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top
500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.