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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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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is a small museum in Old Town Winchester, but it has a very good representation of both Confederate and Union Civil War artifacts and even a few personal diaries. It takes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Bigfoot62
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Haymarket, Virginia
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Haymarket, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum in Old Town Winchester, but it has a very good representation of both Confederate and Union Civil War artifacts and even a few personal diaries. It takes very little time to go through, but the displays are very good.

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Mt Airy NC
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165 reviews 165 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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