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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Beautiful Historical Museum

Impressive museum in small town with local emphasis of Shenandoah Valley and early Colonial America.

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Paul L
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The museum of Shenandoah valley

Very very beautiful place, suitable for family, I went alone and I enjoyed it a lot because I am... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Green L
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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is dedicated to preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. This regional history complex includes a house dating to the eighteenth century, six acres of spectacular gardens, and a 50,000-square-foot museum featuring changing exhibitions, a permanent display of miniature houses, and an expansive gallery exploring the history and decorative arts of the Shenandoah Valley. The MSV also includes a Museum Store and café (admission not required). The galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens April through October. The MSV sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735. The property was passed through generations of Wood and Glass families until being acquired by Wood descendant and MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) between 1952 and 1955. Glass and his partner at the time, R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), worked together to transform the site and its Glen Burnie House—built in 1794 by James Wood’s son Robert—into a country retreat where the couple entertained in high style.
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901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Impressive museum in small town with local emphasis of Shenandoah Valley and early Colonial America.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very very beautiful place, suitable for family, I went alone and I enjoyed it a lot because I am interested in history and nature I am also a photographer .. I am Jordanian and I came to states in a visit and end up in...More

Thank Green L
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A must see in Winchester. They change the displays regularly. The Patsy Cline exhibit is always my favorite. The gardens at Glen Burnie are beautiful.

Thank jalisar
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful museum. Interesting history. The outside gardens was beautiful. The house had interesting facts. The staff were friendly! I would recommend.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

After several years of passing the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley I decided to stop in on a rainy day to see what it was all about. What a treasure Trove of artifacts that explain our early cultural heritage in the Shenandoah Valley. Exhibits are...More

Thank keithmcneely
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had a family reunion over the weekend and had 13 out of town guests and we wanted to show off Winchester. We invited them to Gardens at Night last Friday even though it was supposed the rain. The music was good and so was...More

Thank elipix13
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic learning experience for alll ages. Recently engaged in dialogue about earths geography and geology and this trip enlightenment gave me a better understanding of science

Thank Mimi2jaxx
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My family and guests always enjoy our visits to MSV. So glad we became members. Great variety and events. Love the gardens

Thank rawales99
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful museum. Not what I was thinking but better. The tiny houses are amazing. Eye on detail. Wednesday is free by the way

Thank mikewendy2016
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our family has been members here for 4 years. We fell in love with the educational section about Virginia and then it just grew. Each time we go we discover and learn new things. The gardens are peaceful and amazing! The special events, especially the...More

Thank dlovesnbfl
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Response from apdemas | Reviewed this property |
No, they've got some snacks for sale in the gift store, but nothing like a sit-down place where you can order food.
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