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Address: 32 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA
Phone Number: 540/662-4412
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great for history buffs, ok for average tourists

A great piece of history to explore on the outside. See the grounds, the pig, snap a selfie with the young Washington statue and you're done in five minutes. For the major history... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Haley d
Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great piece of history to explore on the outside. See the grounds, the pig, snap a selfie with the young Washington statue and you're done in five minutes. For the major history buff, the cabin inside offers more history, maps, artifacts, and knowledgable historians. Worth the fee for the history enthusiast, skip the inside if history really isn't your... More 

Thank Haley d
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Neat old building but the history of whether this was really Washington's office seems a little hazy. Some artifacts to look at but nothing that can be placed in Washington's hands. $5 to take a look.

Thank Rob S
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very informative. The site is very nicely set up. They have the dates and such for the french and indian war. They have an origional cannon from the fort.

Thank ReneeH3
Amherst, Virginia
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166 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was the 3rd part of the 3 house tour. This is a 2 room house with period things from Washington's time there. Also had some interesting things about the fort he surveyed.

Thank btaes1
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A must for anyone interested in the beginning of this country. Amazing at the history of George Washington while he was young and living in Winchester. The docent provided lots of wonderful information that we were unaware of even though we are history buffs. It's small but is packed with artifacts.

Thank 48mel
Morristown, New Jersey
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550 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you’re interested in following the life of George Washington then this small historical site, monuments, and museum is a good place to start. It’s located across the street from the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and just up the street from the Cork Street Tavern and entrance to Old Town.

Thank MitchPhyllis65
Chicago, Illinois
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1,171 reviews
453 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 853 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

George Washington used this little log building, now the middle room of the George Washington Office Museum, as a military office from September, 1755, to December, 1756, while Fort Loudoun was being constructed at the north end of Winchester. Washington planned the fort, supervised the work and brought his own blacksmiths from his home at Mount Vernon to do the... More 

Thank Taylor B
Sharon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A tiny little place that describes George Washington's service as an engineer, an oft-neglected aspect of his life. Exhibit was interesting, but not very compelling. The gift shop attendant gave a very nice, memorized introduction. Worth the $5 admission.

Thank David W
Leatherstocking Region New York
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45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not big, not very much inside, but friendly curator and some interesting items about GW's early years.

Thank The-Flying-Circus
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very small museum in downtown Winchester near the pedustern mall. Makes a nice stop if your downtown the $5 admission is a bit steep but you can buy a combo ticket for a better deal. there are a couple of free on street parking spots if you just want to make a quick visit.

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