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Address: 32 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4743
Phone Number: +1 540-662-4412
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Great spot

I did not go inside. Just stopped by to see the outside of the building, read the signs, sit in the courtyard, and appreciate the history. Great little spot on a busy corner... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Emily S
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Virginia
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Virginia
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102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not go inside. Just stopped by to see the outside of the building, read the signs, sit in the courtyard, and appreciate the history. Great little spot on a busy corner. Worth a visit.

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Munnsville, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Interesting piece of history about GW. Not that big, but a lot of interesting info for the history buff.

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Chesapeake Beach, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank saramay
Front Royal, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Mark G
Leola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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