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Handley Regional Library

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Address: Picadilly St, Winchester, VA
Phone Number:
+1 540-662-9041
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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An architectural gem!

Amazing Beaux Arts building! It's especially nice if you can get in on one of the tours of the building. The only downside is that parking is at a premium unless you park in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gretchen S
Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Beaux Arts building! It's especially nice if you can get in on one of the tours of the building. The only downside is that parking is at a premium unless you park in the Autopark on Braddock Street.

Thank Gretchen S
Winchester, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attend children's events there frequently and they always do very nice programs for the kids. The library has a lot of information and exhibits from the civil war.

Thank winchesterfamily2016
Smithfield, Virginia
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569 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While exploring Winchester VA we stopped in the Handley Library for a self-guided tour. The gift shop has a pamplet of the library. The library was built between 1907 and 1910 and opened to the public on August 22, 1913. It was a gift to the people of Winchester from Judge John Handley, a resident of Scranton, Pa. Original building... More 

Thank JLDC
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff at front desk not very friendly. Very nice gentleman by computers who helped me log onto my account! Loved the children's floor!

Thank birkme15
Charlottesville, Virginia
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392 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we visited on a Sunday, so we were only able to see the outside. It is a beautiful building, wonderful carvings. It is located very near the walking street, so it's worth at least a walk around it to see all the intricate decorations.

Thank norskies
Stephens City, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

You can view this historic building in less than an hour. Take time to view the beautiful exterior and enter to see the wonderful circular stairs and stunning dome. Be sure to pick up the small printed brochure that provides an interesting background for your visit. Do not miss the children's section -- it is fun; and the view through... More 

Thank leerC7673GD
Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I'm a local but this is a Great library with a ton of character. I was there for a school meeting last week and always enjoy the beautiful architecture and friendly people each time I go. Couldn't ask for a better library!

Thank bk1227
Winchester, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This beautiful and majestic building is something one might expect in a large city. Love the dome inside and out. The architecture is outstanding, and architectural drawings of the building are in the main lobby. It even smells like a library.

Thank Ann F
Marlton, NJ
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118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I attended a series of Public Health Forums . The layout of the meeting room was excellent. the staff was very helpful .

Thank M7286DUdanm
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

The library has been a part of my life - a life long learning experience. There are study rooms for class studies to business management who have to prepare monthly to quarterly power point presentation (ppp). So please patronize the local library with your presence and finances

Thank Ursula S W

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