Washington's Office Museum

Washington's Office Museum, Winchester: Hours, Address, Washington's Office Museum Reviews: 4/5

Washington's Office Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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StonewallBrigade
New Jersey750 contributions
Oct 2021
We spent a good 30 minutes in this small museum reading and looking at everything. If you only had 10 minutes to spare you would be able to see everything.

If you're interested in history this is worth a visit and small entry donation.
Written October 24, 2021
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djt8821
Harrison, MI29 contributions
Oct 2021
Guide gave a brief talk. Interesting. Small fee. Masks required. Right in the heart of downtown Winchester.
Written October 6, 2021
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Matombo
Albany, NY404 contributions
Sep 2021
I was not particularly impressed, perhaps because I had just come from Stonewall Jackson's headquarters, which was extraordinarily informative.
There was no tour or explanation of the three rooms - the woman who took admission said almost nothing - and there is not a great deal there. It is mostly sign boards and a few artifacts in no particular order.
I could just as easily have viewed it from the outside, read an article or two on the internet, and saved the admission fee.
Written September 11, 2021
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Tom B.
45 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a nice little museum with limited hours. Good information on the early life of George Washington.
Written October 27, 2020
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Sandra M
2 contributions
Sep 2020
Docent was very knowledgable,friendly and fun. A small museum, learned a lot about George Washington.
Written October 26, 2020
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Jim
Lewisburg, PA12 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
This past week I visited the Washington Office Museum in Winchester, VA and had the good fortune to meet with and learn from David, the on-site guide!

David provided extensive perspective on GW and his journey from surveyor to President.

He thoughtfully explained the impact of his decisions leading up to, and ultimate success with the Revolutionary War!

He too provided insight from other moments within our Nations great history! So very appreciative to David for his time, enthusiasm, and optimism for this great Nation!

Thank you so much David!

Jim
Written September 10, 2020
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Bruce A
Washington DC, DC478 contributions
Aug 2019
The basic premise of this museum is that a few years spent working in Winchester changed George Washington from a whiny, entitled teenager into a man who had the political and military skills necessary to be the father of his country. Housed in the cabin that George Washington allegedly worked in as a surveyor, this two room museum highlights how George Washington left his plantation home in the wealthy tidewater area of Virginia and came here to live among the backwoods people of Winchester and fight the French and their Indian allies.

An amusing current that runs through the exhibits is how George Washington did not like the people of Winchester one bit when he first arrived. He considered them uncultured, lazy, unpatriotic, and perverted. But in the end they ended up electing him to the colonial legislature. On the grounds, there is a monument to the one piece of legislation that George Washington passed while representing Winchester in the Virginia House of Burgesses - I won't spoil it for you, but it's worth seeing.
Written August 17, 2019
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Celia48d
Hamden, CT111 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This basically is a one room museum, but it is worth a trip to see where Washington worked.convenient to Old Town. Beautiful historic homes.

Written August 14, 2019
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Jeffrey E
51 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Located on a corner in old town Winchester. This is a log cabin that talks about the first settlers in the region and this office was where surveyors, like George Washington, worked from. Small fee. Parking on the street.
Written August 4, 2019
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RoadTrippinTwins
Atlanta, GA20 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
We were excited to visit this attraction in the "Purple Heart State" after being at the Purple Heart Museum in NY just last week. The local person at our hotel front desk highly recommended it. Unfortunately, when we arrived we found they were closed until later in the spring. The grounds were nice; a small plot of property on the corner of a beautiful and historic town. They had a few dedication plaques and some outside information along with a cannon, statue and the ability to walk the entire building perimeter in a matter of a few minutes. Some of the original hardware was still on the building and provided ample discussion of architecture, farming ,and lifestyles .

We parked right out front (street parking only) and were surprised to see a local group putting coins into meters, which was a huge surprise considering the museum was closed. If we return to this area we may try again. It was a shame too, especially since we are celebrating Presidents week.

There was a school field trip happening across the street at the Children's Discovery Museum (we did not go) but we met a lady(local historian and board member) in front of the GW Office Museum, who recommended the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley as an alternative. It looked amazing ,but more than the time we had available this trip.
Written February 17, 2019
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Washington's Office Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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