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Old Court House Civil War Museum

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

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Wonderfully preserved and full of artifacts

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Debbie R
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

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Thank EileenK954
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

.....In the second floor with the amount mini-balls etc. probably 1/2 was just those kind of displays. The first floor courthouse was interesting with a great guide. Second floor was self tour. Many interesting things especially on civil war prisoners who were housed on the second floor. Many wrote on the walls and you see actual writing and enhanced copies.... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The fellow at the desk had some spare time so he gave us a short introduction to this very nice and worthwhile museum. There are some nice displays of women in the civil war.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just discovered the pedestrian mall in Old Town Winchester, and we love it. There are lots of good restaurants and this little gem of a museum. It's a $5 entry and there are thousands of civil war artifacts and pictures. It's not spectacular, but lunch and a visit to the museum was very nice.

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Montgomery Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

this is beyond extraordinary. crammed with artifacts but seeing all of the soldiers' graffiti up close and personal on these walls moved me very deeply. here, you will stand in history. not to be missed!!!

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Thank Phoebe K
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Not a bad little museum for $5! The courtroom is cool....the civil war artifacts are neat....but by far the best part of the museum/building is the preservation of the signatures , writings and drawings form the civil war prisoners that were held here!!!!!

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Berryville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I am not a civil war buff, but surprisingly enjoyed this place! It is more of an adult place. Lots of history in Winchester and this museum does a nice job of presenting part of the story!

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