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Old Court House Civil War Museum

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Address: 20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601
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+1 540-542-1145
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Neat Small Museum

A very cool, if small museum, packed with artifacts. Maybe coolest of all is the old Civil War Era graffiti from when it housed prisoners of war. Also, you get to ring the big 900... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very cool, if small museum, packed with artifacts. Maybe coolest of all is the old Civil War Era graffiti from when it housed prisoners of war. Also, you get to ring the big 900 lb bell in the bell tower. How cool is that?

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Dulles, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With artifacts found on area farms and battlefields, and inscriptions left by POWs on the courthouse walls, this Civil War museum teaches about the military activities in the area. Fascinating, and well worth a visit.

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winchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old court house has one of the most extensive civil war relic collections I've ever seen. Admission is reasonable, gift shop is too! Great place to visit if your a civil war buff or just interested in history.

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Completely enjoyed this museum. Very good short tour from a staff member. Old Courthouse on ground level and civil war artifacts museum on 2nd level. Nice extra - you can ring the courthouse bell in the steeple. Well done.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting exhibits relating to the Civil War, but presented in old style cases with (sometimes) faded typed labels. Worth a visit for the Civil War enthusiast.

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Whippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Courthouse from 1840 that was renovated recently. Front yard used to hold soldier prisoners during the Civil War. Would recommend if you have time while in Winchester.

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Munnsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great historical building. 2nd floor filled with a lot of Civil War info and artifacts. 1st floor courtroom nicely preserved. Even got to ring the bell.

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Earlysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A wonderfully preserved old building. I'm not a history buff, but still found it extremely interesting. It's location makes it so easy to see othe historical buildings in walking range.

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Winchester, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Outstanding venue for historic tours, special events such as steel drumming, Celtic bands, 1st Friday & historic tours. The court house is on the historic Winchester walking mall. Every first Friday during the spring and summer months, there are numerous special events that evolve around history, ghost (reported) tours, music, art, food and just the place to be!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Accessible from the pedestrian mall or from street behind the building. Two levels with exhibits on 2nd floor. There is an elevator. $5.00 entrance fee. Eric, our guide for the main floor, was quite informative and enjoyable. Its website is informative. Set your own pace and remember to ring the bell on the second floor.

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