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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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History in many forms.

The museum is composed of interconnected galleries. First gallery encountered was the Maxfield... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
Bigger and better than we thought.

Gardens lovely. Museum well organized and interesting. Going back soon for the Maxfield Parrish... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Northern NJ
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“glen burnie”(68 reviews)
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is dedicated to preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. This regional history complex includes a house dating to the eighteenth century, six acres of spectacular gardens, and a...more
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901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The museum is composed of interconnected galleries. First gallery encountered was the Maxfield Parrish of paintings. On the walls are framed paintings that are not connected with the Shenandoah Valley. This gallery was not my cup of tea, yet admit the gallery was interesting. Up...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed October 3, 2018

There is quite a bit to see here including outdoor displays of flowers and Lego creations, e.g., butterflies, spiders, dragon flies, deer, etc.. The flower gardens are nice to an extent. The gardens were in need some maintenance in that area and the flowers are...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Gardens lovely. Museum well organized and interesting. Going back soon for the Maxfield Parrish exhibit.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The Glen Bernie house and garden are lovely. The gardens were particularly interesting with attractive plantings and statuary reminiscent of English manor houses. The modern building housed the Shenandoah Valley museum. There were some really good areas like the relief map of the valley and...More

1  Thank Tuffley47
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We visited the museum on a raining day. In addition to Ary from local artists, the main exhibits related tot he history of Winchester. Very well done. In addition, one wing held a traveling exhibit of Maxwell Parish's paintings and cover art. Very interesting. A...More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed September 11, 2018

There is a large area dedicated to the history of the Shenandoah Valley that spans many years and has interactive displays to make it fun to learn. The doll houses in the main building had so many fine details we were truly impressed. Our favorite...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We go there often. The LEGO exhibit is amazing. It won’t be there long. But the gardens and permanent exhibits are always wonderful as are the temporary exhibits. I live the miniature houses full of lovely tiny things. Our last guests we took there were...More

1  Thank elipix13
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We also came out for the Lego exhibit as other reviewers have. There is so much more to see with the properties' different features regarding the estate, learning about the family that owned the property, and the museum. Very nice!

2  Thank cpdc
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A Groupon offer encouraged us to travel about 75 minutes to this museum in historic Winchester, VA. The outdoor gardens are stunning—like those I’d expect to see in Europe. The draw for us ( and children 13, 9, and 2 years old) was the LEGO...More

1  Thank WomanontheGo2017
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We came out here as part of my 9-year-old son's birthday celebration. He wanted to see the "beyond life-size" LEGO displays. They did not disappoint. They were amazing! The gardens are very beautiful, and the museum is nice. We spent about 3 hours here, mostly...More

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Diane R
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
As I remember, most areas are an easy level walk with the exception of the Asian garden and the water garden where the paths are narrow. I hope this helps
Diane R
September 8, 2018|
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Response from grandpere | Reviewed this property |
The building was accessible. The only paths we walked were from the museum to the house, which would be fairly accessible./
Jack L
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Art L | Reviewed this property |
I took several pictures with my cell phone... and no one gave me a hard time. I'm not sure if they would appriciate it if you used a big professional type camera. You can call and ask...