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Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

Open Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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First rate museum!!

This museum is absolutely great! There is graffiti on the walls that they have analyzed, so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat L
Boston, Massachusetts
From 1840 to the civil war.

The court house was built in 1840 & used till 1984. During the war Winchester was exchanged over 70... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
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20 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4716
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is absolutely great! There is graffiti on the walls that they have analyzed, so many artifacts, great commentary...we spent about 2 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it! Do not miss this museum.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The court house was built in 1840 & used till 1984. During the war Winchester was exchanged over 70 times with court house exchanged 13 times in one day. The main reason being location- Richmond to the south, Washington to the east, the Ohio &...More

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history then don't miss this while in Winchester. It is small and doesn't take long to go through but some very interesting history preserved there. They have exposed the original walls with writings and drawings from Civil War prisoners of war who...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed an extra night in Winchester, specifically to see this museum. Although it was supposed to be open that day according to the sign, it was locked up tight. We wandered around the town for a couple of hours and it was still closed....More

Thank shyviolet76
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you are a Civil War buff, as my wife and I are, you must make it a point to visit Winchester, Virginia. The lovely Shenandoah Valley community changed hands over 70 times during the Civil War. There were three major battles. Stonewall Jackson had...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

This former court house in Old Town Winchester is a nice break from shopping, before or after a stop at Union Jack. Winchester was the site of a few Civil War battles, and this museum will tell the story of each. Learn about the battles...More

3  Thank brb519
Reviewed June 23, 2018

My wife isn't a history fan but enjoyed this museum. I am a fan of history and I loved this museum. During the Civil War, captured Union soldiers were held captive on the second floor of the courthouse. While there, many carved messages into the...More

1  Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Decades ago, Winchester was a common stop for our Family of Origin as we traveled to Washington, DC by car. Winchester, VA always merits a visit when we are in MD, Eastern WV, or Northern VA. One will not be disappointed with a Winchester visit,...More

3  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed April 5, 2018

The Museum is located in an old court house, a very nice neo-classical building with 4 tall columns covering the facade. This Georgian house changed hands multiple times during the Civil War and was used as a hospital, as a prison, and at times, as...More

2  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is worth the visit and a good place to take someone new to the area. Hard to imagine what the walls could say if they could talk.

2  Thank Bonnie H
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Jack L
June 12, 2018|
Response from LivinLookinUp | Reviewed this property |
Here's a suggestion for Old Town Winchester, tells of the parking. There is a lot of parking around Old Town as well as a ramp, and it's so enjoyable to walk through. I'm not sure of the specific lot you speak of, but there... More
Donna C
September 2, 2015|
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Response from Gina S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, no