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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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A pleasant surprise!

On Friday my sister, brother in law and I were walking along the mall and happened on this civil war museum, located in Winchester's former courthouse. Thus, we got to go into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Keyport, New Jersey
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Keyport, New Jersey
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Friday my sister, brother in law and I were walking along the mall and happened on this civil war museum, located in Winchester's former courthouse. Thus, we got to go into the formerly used courtroom which is handsomely restored. On the second floor are housed a wide assortment of civil war items. One could easily spend a whole day... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Pleasant surprise, Civil War history displays are much you would find in any Civil War museum, a lot were locally found items. Staff was fantastic, inexpensive admission, enjoyed our visit.

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Romney, West Virginia
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Civil War doesn't hold special fascination for me, but this museum I found very engaging. There were lots of items - bullets, tools, photos, etc. - but the most intriguing part for me was the narrative explanations of events and insights into the lives of specific soldiers and their day-to-day experiences. The stories told are very personal, and touched... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Winchester city VA was exchanged between the north and the south over 70 times, and this old court house was once a hospital that served both sides!

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Toms River
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I entered the building. There was a women behind the desk. She took my money, gave me a very brief introduction and sent me on my way. I was the only person there for my entire stay. The tour is self guided. If you have some backround on how the building was used during the war that may help your... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Went there for something to do. Glad we did. Found it to be interesting and informative. Staff members were eager to offer help and information. Glad to see some young people interested in history.

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Springfield, OH
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very low tech experience. Displays are much you would find in any Civil War museum. The emphasis was on locally found items. The most interesting part was graffiti from prisoners in the plaster.

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Winchester, Virginia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This inconspicuous old courthouse has a lot to offer the Civil War fan. Of course it has the common items such as mini balls, cannon balls, etc. Aside from that, it contains a section of preserved wall with writing from the era. It is quite a stirring piece when you read it. Don't miss this attraction. It is one of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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