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Old Court House Civil War Museum

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Address: 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4716
Phone Number: (540) 542-1145
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting Slice of History, Large Civil War Items Collection

Well presented. The second floor is filled with many different artifacts. The focus is weapons and armaments. The local staff member gives a brief talk about the location and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well presented. The second floor is filled with many different artifacts. The focus is weapons and armaments. The local staff member gives a brief talk about the location and its importance in history and the Civil War. Another museum/battlefield that reminds us of how horrible the Civil War was. Worth 1-2 hours to look this place over. If this review... More 

1 Thank Trek-Always
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The courthouse is a fun and educational visit. They have lots of artifacts that help tell the story of the civil war.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The courthouse was a wonderful stop for adding to our historical understanding and appreciation. The building served as courthouse, prison, and hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers. The first floor is restoration of the courthouse as it existed in the 1840's. The second floor is small but has many artifacts and a well laid out progression through aspects of... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was extremely personable and knowledgeable. He told us the story behind the courthouse on the first floor (in use from 1840 to 1984), and the room upstairs that contains both a museum of artifacts from Shenandoah Campaign battles and graffiti from soldiers who were quartered or imprisoned in the building. Well worth the low price of admission.

Thank rhawnhurster
clovis CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative, well planned, and about a two hour visit which was well worth my time. Lots of artifacts to look at, too.

Thank joy g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this Civil War museum with our family and were amazed at the experience. The relics are mostly locally found items and the variety is incredible. We never knew there were so many different cannon 'balls' used in the war. The building is a historic treasure and adds to the ambiance. A special touch is that they use... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We love Civil War history and this is a treasure trove. As a working courthouse until the mid 80s it is easy to imagine all that transpired there. Theresa was very helpful and upstairs is filled with all manner of artifacts. In the heart of the walking mall it is worth a stop.

1 Thank Debbie R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Well worth visiting this gem of a museum. Lots of fascinating objects, pictures and information about the Civil War. The prisoners' graffit is well worth seeing and has real impact in making history come alive. Welcoming introduction by museum staff. Good shop with lots of books on wide range of Civil War topics. And, you can ring the bell of... More 

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Coral Springs, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This museum is small, but has a lot of interesting artifacts from the Civil War, and anyone interested in that part of American History will enjoy visiting.

1 Thank EileenK954
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Small but very interesting museum. Staff very helpful and informative. Easy to find in the centre of the pedestrianised old town.

1 Thank janettemoody71

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