Great history museums here, check out the Historical Society's web site for details:  http://winchesterhistory.org/Qstore/m... . Another fantastic museum to explore is the new Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ( http://www.shenandoahmuseum.org/), it opened to great fanfare in 2005, and is a great place to learn about the Valley and its people. The architect for the building was Michael Graves, so you know they pulled out all the stops!  It adjoins the Glen Burnie grounds and garden, a gorgeous walk through beautiful landscaping.