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Washington's Office Museum

32 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA
540/662-4412
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in Winchester
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great quick self guide tour of George Washington's office during his younger days. Small gift shop,

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Shelburne, Vermont
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Washington's office is an interesting and worthwhile piece of George Washington's early career. We enjoyed the opportunity to visit a location which Washington used during the French & Indian War. The gentleman who was the volunteer guide was very entertaining and he provided stories of Washington's activities in the region, as well as some of the Civil War history of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As others have said- the building is two rooms. The coolest part was the narrow little doorway between the rooms. The docent brought us in to a light-up map of the area, talked to us for less than a minute and then literally said "ok, push the buttons" and left us alone. The history was interesting, I would have liked... More

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was driving around and almost missed it sitting on the corner of Cork St. Although it is small, if you're a French & Indian War enthusiast, it is interesting to see where George spent his time while they were constructing Fort Loudon.

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Tampa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is literally two rooms. If you love history and love the details of it, you will enjoy this. Think of the admission as a worthy donation. Small children may get bored very quickly. We enjoyed the short time we were there, but if you're looking for excitement, this isn't it....

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Most of this area is focused on the civil war, so I expected Washington's office to be related. In fact, it predates the war by several years. It's small and a very quick visit, but interesting enough even for children.

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Orlando, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Washington used the log building as his headquarters while surveying the area prior to the French and Indian War. There is lots of history about him in the museum. Did not know before that Washington amassed a lot of land all over when he was surveying usually in partial payment for his services. This is worth a visit.

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Westminster, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you know about Washington's activities on the frontier and/or have visited Fort Necessity, there is nothing new at this tiny house. Probably better for kids than adults. Good photo op with statue of a young GW. Convenient to the pedestrian mall. Docents are very lively and provide way more info than most want/need. This is a quick stop, probably... More

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Northern Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not much to see here but the little building itself is pretty cool. Spent maybe 15 minutes here. Not a must see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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854 reviews 854 reviews
415 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was so excited to see this museum with my husband and visiting parents, and while the museum is excellently researched and laid out, the staff member working that day was rude, loud, and bothersome. She really put a damper on our visit, speaking so loudly it was hard to concentrate and read the literature. I want to recommend this... More

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