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Old Court House Civil War Museum

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Address: 20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone Number: (540) 542-1145
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Winchester, Civil War Location

Simple displays tell the story of a city that adapted to being occupied by both sides over and over. Several buildings downtown had been used as hospitals and placards point them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Mt Airy NC
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Mt Airy NC
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140 reviews 140 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Simple displays tell the story of a city that adapted to being occupied by both sides over and over. Several buildings downtown had been used as hospitals and placards point them out as well. The gift shop here is one of my favorites.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed an afternoon here. The upstairs museum is filled with artifacts of the men in gray who fought for the Cause along with our ancestors. It was a chilling experience. The staff was excellent and we will definitely return. Thank you for upholding the honor of Winchester.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We toured the museum and enjoyed the gift shop ... then the surprise of a lifetime. My girls and I got to participate in the ringing of the bells to commemorate the ending of the war 150 years to the minute. My girls were honored with the duty of holding the colors and I sounded taps on my harmonica. a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place to learn history. Specially young folks who need to learn history more, it is interesting and unforgettable way. Travelled with family and friends enjoyed around beautiful Shenandoah area we stopped by several places. One of them was the Old Court House Civil War Museum. It was very nice.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great place to visit and view artifacts. You can see up in the old bell tower and ring the bell from long ago.

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Washington DC USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great displays and artifacts. Good overview talk. Great place to check out. The lead person at the desk was a bit brusque but was still friendly. Perhaps she was just trying to be efficient.

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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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87 reviews 87 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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