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Washington's Office Museum

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Address: 32 W. Cork St, Winchester, VA
Phone Number: 540/662-4412
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Small Historic Site

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kernersville, North Carolina
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

good exhibits, interesting for all ages, clean, well organized, nice worker, liked the statue of George Washington as a surveyor in the yard

Thank Maggie B
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank KikiLivingLife
Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rebecca619
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank saramay
Front Royal, Virginia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank David M
Catonsville, Maryland
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418 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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 

Thank Mark G
Leola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 69 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.

Thank frogcarguy
Richmond, Virginia
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 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 

Thank DeoniaNeveu
Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Washington's Office is a great addition to other historic sites in Winchester especially as pertains to pre Revolutionary War America and a young George Washington! The building is well maintained and is a small museum which affords a short self guided tour inside and out for an easy colonial America history lesson! Another highly recommended brief stop if you love... More 

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