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Address: 32 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4743
Phone Number: 540/662-4412
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Historical spot in winchester

George Washington's office contains artifacts of the period and information on Washington's time in Winchester. The building consists of 3 rooms and is a self guided attraction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2016
megamom2
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Chesapeake Beach, MD
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Chesapeake Beach, MD
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

George Washington's office contains artifacts of the period and information on Washington's time in Winchester. The building consists of 3 rooms and is a self guided attraction, though the museum attendant gives an introduction on request. I would not recommend for small children.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

First off you will be taken back by the small size of the building, it really only 2 small rooms. Short tour is narrated by guide. Will only take you 15-30 minutes to make the stop. Some artifacts, not a whole lot but the real highlight is to be in the same building and grounds that our first president walked.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Even though we hesitated on going in because of the rain, we are glad we did. It was very informative and interesting seeing artifacts from the past and learning the history of George Washington.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It was small but worth the money. There isn't much to see but if you like history you'll enjoy it. The young lady at the counter asked that we not post any pictures so I won't. You'll have to see it for yourself.

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If a museum only charges $5, you know it isn't huge. Should be no surprise. This little museum, though only 2 1/2 rooms held a lot of info on Washington when this was his office. Some of the info was on the original owners, the history of the building and area when Washington was a Surveyor. So if $5, I... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

One can forget George Washington's early military career started on the then frontier, Winchester, VA. The austere office where he performed the dull but necessary paperwork on which an army depended. Kind of a must-do for colonial-era history buffs.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

George Washington used this small 3 room house in 1755-1756 as his military office while overseeing the construction of Fort Loudon a few blocks to the north.They have a timelime from his early days in Winchester as a surveyor, his election to office and thru his days in the French and Indian War.You get a look at his thought process... More 

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

There really isn't much besides telling you Washington was here as a surveyor at a very young age. Really you can be done here in 10 minutes. I don't expect much for $5 per person but I don't expect this little either. Especially if you go as a group and the sum cost is high. Just take pictures outside, inside... More 

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Denison, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is a small museum with a self guided tour. Washington had a office here when he was a surveyor. The building is interesting and you will learn things you probably didn't know about Washington. Otherwise, there isn't much here.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I had such high expectations to see what was in this place, as the outside looks so historical indeed, and it is, but when you finally get inside it is a disappointment because there is not much at all to see. The tour in there can take you about 10 -`15 minutes only, and they don't allow you to take... More 

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