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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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Address: 901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone Number: +1 540-662-1473
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is dedicated to preserving and...
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is dedicated to preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. This regional history complex includes a house dating to the eighteenth century, six acres of spectacular gardens, and a 50,000-square-foot museum featuring changing exhibitions, a permanent display of miniature houses, and an expansive gallery exploring the history and decorative arts of the Shenandoah Valley. The MSV also includes a Museum Store and café (admission not required). The galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens April through October. The MSV sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735. The property was passed through generations of Wood and Glass families until being acquired by Wood descendant and MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) between 1952 and 1955. Glass and his partner at the time, R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), worked together to transform the site and its Glen Burnie House—built in 1794 by James Wood’s son Robert—into a country retreat where the couple entertained in high style. 
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My husband and I spent the day here. We learned about life in the Shenandoah Valley through the years, enjoyed the artwork of Mort Kunstler, examined the details of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent the day here. We learned about life in the Shenandoah Valley through the years, enjoyed the artwork of Mort Kunstler, examined the details of the miniature houses and more. The gardens are gorgeous. Bonus - The museum is free on Wednesdays!

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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Mort Kunstler exhibit was amazing! Known for his Civil War but I was fascinated with his adverting illustration work. The permanent exhibits of The Shenandoah Valley and Glen Burnie plantation home make this museum something for everyone. Note they're closed on Mondays.

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TONAWANDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, well maintained grounds and building. Interesting collection of the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Creston, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

it was wonderful we walked and saw everything very interesting the lady was very helpful and gave me a lot of information about Winchester Virginia

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Lake Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of activities here. I enjoy the Gardens at Night program and special exhibits the most. The miniature houses exhibit is a must see each time I visited. I wish they would have resume more gardening classes that were featured on a regular basis years ago. Good value for the membership,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The museum has an incredible variety of information stuffed into the main museum and a nice stroll through the mansion and grounds. Start with a docent overview. Our docent made the visit to give us a feel for what the area was like to live in during the Civil War and before. Even the basic topographical map was helpful to... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Perfect retreat for a rather rainy day. We enjoyed Mort Kunstler's art work immensely. Don't miss the Glen Burnie house and gardens. Beautiful!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

often have different themes. loved the Elvis one several years ago. I try to stop by every year to see the updates. nice cafe onsight and usually not crowded

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to this event a week or so ago and it was a blast. There was live music, affordable food and beer/wine, and beautiful gardens to meander through. We double dated with our friends and their two kids and it was a great time. We will definitely be back!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This museum that is tucked just outside of town in the countryside, is a lovely museum. It's small when compared to big city museums, but is a very good size for a small town like Winchester. All of the exhibits are on the second floor and include some very nice galleries. One of the delightful galleries is one containing miniature... More 

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Additional Information about Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Address: Address: 901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone Number: +1 540-662-1473
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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