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Washington's Office Museum

32 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Winchester
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 6, 2013
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Cresskill, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a tiny museum, significant because it was Washingtons office when he was in Indian territory. Nice exhibit which explains his work there and the political and social issues of that day. Only 2 tiny rooms, can be done in less than an hour.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a small little museum about George Washington's first job as a surveyor. And then he used this office to plan Fort Loudoun which was constructed in town. It consists of 2 rooms in a log cabin, plus a gift shop. It certainly will top off your historic visit to Virginia. Don't miss it! This museum is located just... More

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Dover, Delaware, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Interesting but somewhat boring for kids. There was only 1 person working in a very small area. You walk through read the plaques and then ask questions if you have any

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Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our guide was very knowledgeable about Washington's early career and the history of the Shenandoah Valley in the first half of the 18th century. The displays were extremely comprehensive and informative -- I teach U.S. history in high school, and the material here did an excellent job of putting Washington in context, and explaining his career as a young surveyor... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are a history buff and fan of our first President, this little museum is nice to visit. The older man who gave us the tour informed us about George Washington's young career as a surveyor. It is inexpensive and worth you while to visit if you are in the area. Nice gift shop too!

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A great stop for a history lesson about our great leader, George Washington. It's an enjoyable visit and right in town so you can see many things in Winchester along with this special little gem.

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Birmingham, UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The custodian/guide seemed a little fraught when I visited, although she was quite entertaining when we talked. The room is fairly small (about 18' square) but they make the most of the limited space to fit in a goodly assorted amount of Washingtonian-related items.

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Lake Montezuma, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This very small museum, one main room and two 'additions' was the cabin where George Washington lived as a teenager when he worked as a surveyor for Lord Fairfax. There is not much to see, but the docent on site did a lot of explaining the background of the site, the reason George Washington was there and how he parlayed... More

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Honaker, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great quick stop for the family while traveling I-81 in VA. The site historian brings the museum to life taking you to a time in VA where Washington spent much time!

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Winchester, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Amazing artifacts and very knowledgeable volunteers! There is still blood on the floor from when the building was used as a hospital during the Civil War!

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