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“what house” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-662-1473
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Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Winchester
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Owner description: 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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“what house”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

the Glen Burnie house is being restore so closed till 2014.
Expected to see some lovely flowers in the garden but just
greenery.

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“diappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

glad it was a free weekend as we were disappointed with this
attraction.....a lot of history but rather boring

Visited July 2012
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Winchester, Virginia
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“Museum of the Shenandoah Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I loved the miniatures and the gardens were fantastic! The video at the beginning was kinda boring though since I live here and have learned about Shenandoah since 4th grade

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“Great place to visit while you are in Winchester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Winchester has a ton of history, they changed hands during the civil war more than any other city in the country. The museum has a ton of that history within their walls, they have shows all the time to raise money as it is a private thing not run with your tax dollars.

Visited June 2012
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by all this museum had to offer. Definitely see the short movie before you proceed through the exhibits. The exhibits are varied and of great interest in learning about the historic Shenandoah Valley. I especially enjoyed the mention of "real" families in tracing the history and culture of the people in the valley. The miniatures are a definite must see. I really enjoyed walking through the gardens - very relaxed with a wide variety of flowers and plants. We unfortunately arrived 2 hours prior to closing and certainly could have used more time to explore the museum and gardens. This museum is a must visit if you are in Winchester.

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