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Washington's Office Museum

32 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA
540/662-4412
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Ranked #14 of 20 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2014
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Tampa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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54 reviews 54 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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821 reviews 821 reviews
393 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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Rochester, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We almost passed this place by because of the $5.00 entrance fee. The place is authentic and it is small but it is very well done. Glad we spent the time there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We took the quick tour of Washington's Office yesterday and it was very well done. The entire museum is just two small rooms so plan to spend 30 minutes at most. We read everything and we were done in about 20. The exhibits they had were very well done and informative though. It was a great, quick stop and I... More

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Western NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived at this location with high hopes. It is a very small structure and doesn't take long to see. The attendant was very talkative, almost to the point of being distractive, so we opted for the self guided tour. There were some interesting tidbits of information about Washington, but all in all, this was not the caliber of tour... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We learned a great deal about George Washington from the docent. He was quite informative. He shared personal stories which made the tour all the more enjoyable. When we mentioned that we were from Pittsburgh, he shared a few personal accounts. I so enjoy hearing such stories :)

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