The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and the Glen Burnie House & Gardens are beloved treasures of the citizens of the town of Winchester, Virginia, located 75 miles from Washington, DC. The Museum opened in the Spring of 2005, eight years after the historic Glen Burnie House and Gardens opened in 1997. The Museum is a quality, first-rate museum, at 901 Amherst Street, in the heart of this charming town... nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. It offers a peek into the early life, culture, history, art of the town and the surrounding area, including, of course, exhibits, videos, maps detailing Winchester's part in our Civil War. There are permanent exhibits as well as a Gallery of Changing Exhibits. In addition, there is a unique gift shop as well as a pretty cafe and a beautiful area for special events. The staff of the entire complex is welcoming, polite, well-informed and gracious---hallmarks of the individuals who people Winchester, Virginia. We love to share this incredible resource with visitors!