Whether families walk the wooded 18 acre site, school groups experience hands-on history, tourists follow Lincoln’s footsteps, or couples exchange vows on the historic ground, Liberia is both a recreational and historic asset for the community and for visitors from near and far. The Master Plan that has guided Phase I of Liberia's restoration and is a blueprint for future restoration phases, was designed by Alexandria planning firm Rhodeside and Harwell. The plan for future phases aims to enable visitors to easily park on site, access a restored house, walk on trails that wind through a naturally wooded landscape, enjoy garden and amphitheater spaces, support weddings and events, and preserve Liberia’s historic integrity.
The plan takes into account the recommendations of the Liberia Citizens Advisory Committee. The first phase of Liberia house’s restoration, including minor masonry repairs, structural stabilization, wall repair and restoration, is now complete. Charlottesville architect Doug Gilpin, who directed the rehabilitation/restoration of the Manassas Historic Railroad Depot, the Prince William County Courthouse, and Ben Lomond House, designed the accessible back porch.
A visualization of Liberia's rear after restoration includes garden and event space.