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Washington's Office Museum

32 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA
540/662-4412
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Winchester
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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- Jul 20, 2014
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Reston, Virginia
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600 reviews 600 reviews
278 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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maryland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Not much here, but the staff that was working on the day of my visit was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Buy the block of 3 museum visits for $10 (Washington's Office, Stonewall Jackson, Abram's Delight) to get the full benefit.

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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