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Virginia Quilt Museum

Address: South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone Number: 540-433-3818
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official quilt museum. Nestled in...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official quilt museum. Nestled in the heart of Harrisonburg's downtown historic district, the Museum is considered a resource center for the study of quilts and their place in the cultural lives of Virginians.The Museum offers rotating exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts from its collection, other institutions, and private collections. Additionally, the Museum works to further its educational mission by hosting workshops and lectures.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped by the museum while spending the week at Massanutten. To our disappointment, the sign on the door showed that they were closed for 2 months, until 2/3/15. A 2 month closure seems excessive.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You don't have to be a quilter to enjoy this museum. The quilts are beautiful and there is a gift shop as well. It is small but worth seeing.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I am not a quilter, but thought it would be interesting to go to a quilting museum. I was expecting to hear more about the history of quilts.

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Long Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a small museum, but the quilts are absolutely beautiful. It only takes 1/2 hour to go through and they sell some quilting items.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you love quilts this place is a must see. If I lived in the area I would love to see what's in store for their future rotating exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited this museum while waiting for 4th of July events. Staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Quilts were beautiful! Loved all the info displayed on both the quilts and the house. Entry fee for the gallery was $7 which I didn't mind paying but noticed that later that day they offered free tours. Would have been nice to know earlier...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

While we were on vacation at the Massanutten Resort we rode into Harrisonburg to check out the town. Decided to go to the quilt museum and was pleasantly surprised. Staff was very friendly and I think we paid $7 a piece to tour the museum. They had quilts from the local area and and from the Tidewater area of Virginia.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A quilt museum may not sound that exciting but this was really enjoyable. We marveled at the handiwork. The quilts dedicated to 9/11 were dramatic, as were the ones from the Civil War era, with the stories of the quilters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are looking for a place to do volunteer work (Or get away from the house, kids, etc!), this place is it! They welcomed me and my two children to work as docents and shop clerks, and my daughter Rachel participated in a quilting exhibit at the tender age of 10! Her very first quilt! Love, love, love the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Though small, the Virginia Quilt Museum is nonetheless worth a visit. There are always permanent exhibits, as well as three special shows each year. The museum honors classical styles and modern quilting as well, often during the same show. Anyone interested in fabrics and quilting will find something captivating to spend time with here.

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