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Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Which army is in charge today?

If you are a Civil War buff, as my wife and I are, you must make it a point to visit Winchester... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Self-guided history lesson

This former court house in Old Town Winchester is a nice break from shopping, before or after a... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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20 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4716
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you are a Civil War buff, as my wife and I are, you must make it a point to visit Winchester, Virginia. The lovely Shenandoah Valley community changed hands over 70 times during the Civil War. There were three major battles. Stonewall Jackson had...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This former court house in Old Town Winchester is a nice break from shopping, before or after a stop at Union Jack. Winchester was the site of a few Civil War battles, and this museum will tell the story of each. Learn about the battles...More

3  Thank brb519
Reviewed 24 June 2018

My wife isn't a history fan but enjoyed this museum. I am a fan of history and I loved this museum. During the Civil War, captured Union soldiers were held captive on the second floor of the courthouse. While there, many carved messages into the...More

1  Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Decades ago, Winchester was a common stop for our Family of Origin as we traveled to Washington, DC by car. Winchester, VA always merits a visit when we are in MD, Eastern WV, or Northern VA. One will not be disappointed with a Winchester visit,...More

3  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Museum is located in an old court house, a very nice neo-classical building with 4 tall columns covering the facade. This Georgian house changed hands multiple times during the Civil War and was used as a hospital, as a prison, and at times, as...More

2  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is worth the visit and a good place to take someone new to the area. Hard to imagine what the walls could say if they could talk.

2  Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I am grateful for the preservation of this facilty. Walking through it takes time, and you don't want to rush. You are actually standing on the same grounds where the soldiers stood...so thought provoking. Lots of reading and actual artifacts...when you step outside the museum,...More

1  Thank LivinLookinUp
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This museum is on the Winchester walking mall. You can't miss it! Some of it has a spoken guide message at the start of the tour. Then you are on your own. It still blows my mind that conditions were so very much different not...More

1  Thank William N
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Small Admissions Price but still can enter some parts without paying,Very Interesting about the Town People and the way life was years ago.Also things about the War most people don't know!

1  Thank william c
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Such a gorgeous building with amazing history. The curator met us as we walked in and spoke to us for a long time. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun to talk to.

1  Thank Twotwinzmom
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Jack L
12 June 2018|
Response from LivinLookinUp | Reviewed this property |
Here's a suggestion for Old Town Winchester, tells of the parking. There is a lot of parking around Old Town as well as a ramp, and it's so enjoyable to walk through. I'm not sure of the specific lot you speak of, but there... More
Donna C
2 September 2015|
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Response from Gina S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, no