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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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Revealing the history of Winchester

Few towns have experienced as much history as Winchester, Virginia, and survived to tell about it. From George Washington to Stonewall Jackson, from the French and Indiana War to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Few towns have experienced as much history as Winchester, Virginia, and survived to tell about it. From George Washington to Stonewall Jackson, from the French and Indiana War to the Civil War, Winchester has overcome three major battles, countless skirmishes, numerous raids, fire, disease, starvation and carpetbaggers. And you can learn all about it at the Old Court House Civil... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A real gem with a lot of unique civil war material. Plan to spend about an hour to see the exhibits. Good education value.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Give yourself a couple of hours to see it all OR take it in in several visits. the upstairs museum is full of Civil War artifacts and the history of the place as a prison and hospital is very interesting. They have preserved graffiti written on the walls by prisoners. Lots of ordnance. Lots of bullets and firearms. All well... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Winchester was the site of three important Civil War battles, and this handsome, small building from the 1800s sits on the pedestrian mall in the heart of the historic district. Restoration and exhibit installation are an ongoing project, but even now it's worth a visit. Three young people greeted me in the office and took my $5 entrance fee, and... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An extensive collection of civil war artifacts in an old court house in the heart of Old Town Winchester. You can see muskets, cannons, pictures of soldiers, and some diary entrees.

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Leatherstocking Region New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

$5 admission to look at some basic exhibits and A LOT of bullets. Cashier/tour operator gave us a brief overview and then let us explore by ourselves. Always glad to donate to a historical society, but some exhibits were about High School quality.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was there to cover a special event for my publication. This was "A Gathering of Civil War Eagles", which was an event organized by Lee's Lieutenants, a Civil War living history organization. However, I have also visited the Old Court House Civil War Museum as a visitor, and I can say that this museum is a terrific gem in... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A classic southern court house that you can walk through, and an extensive collection of battlefield memorabilia unearthed from the surrounding countryside over the years will provide you with an interesting hour or two. After leaving the museum, you can meander around the pedestrian mall in Old Town and visit the shops and eateries.

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a self-walking tour; however, you are given some information after you pay a fee to see the museum. Our guide only stayed with a for about 2 minutes and then we were left on our own to read and experience some of the artifacts of the war. The exhibit is on two floors and a nice place to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Its a nice old building, with a nice collection of shot and arms, but honestly, not much to it. I wojld skip it, but im not upset that i visited. Cost of admission is low, and its right off the walking mall, which is cool!

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