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Old Court House Civil War Museum

20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 542-1145
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Loved this place... nice little self guided tour with wonderful pieces of history and information. Even had some of the original writing on the walls from the soldiers. Would definitely tour again when in the area.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very well appointed, Lot's of history, self guided tour to explore the artifacts at your leisure. Loved the writing on the walls from the civil war soldiers and how the museum left the original writing on the walls!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Not a bad way to spend a hour learning about some of the history around the civil war and how it impacted the local area. Only wish the lady selling tickets was a little more accommodating around the AAA discount.

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The front desk lady was funny and helpful. The displays were nicely done. The building is very cool architecturally. There is a lot of history in this little building.

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

OK, the only way to get to this is by parking your car and walking through Old Town - don't drive around the streets like I did trying to find it! Was well worth it when you get there. A guide took me into the courthouse section and gave me some background on how the building was used as a... More 

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Trent Hills, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
11 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A wonderful museum that brings the war in to perspective. The building was a prison, a hospital and courthouse. The prisoners produced graffiti and it's there now for all to see. If you want to see the real Civil War, go to this museum.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Being English we have a little knowledge of the civil war, but found this little museum very informative, to the point of buying a history in the shop to learn some more. Well worth a visit, and perhaps if we had been here sooner we would have focused our trip to Virginia on seeing more civil war sites.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I'm always somewhat hesitant to visit regional museums but this is one I didn't regret at all visiting because I learned a lot from the exhibits, pictures, explanatory notes, maps and varied artefacts presented. It provided me with a perspective on the daily circumstances of this 4 year intercine conflict opposing brothers and families of the then US of A.... More 

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Tranquility Nj
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The first floor is the old court room well preserved and the second floor museum has many Civil War artifacts well presented plus actual graffiti carved by Civil War soldiers held here after the Battle. A must see in Old Town Winchester.

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NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped in after brunch and learned a lot. The exhibit area was a bit small but very informative. Highly recommend.

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