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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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A Must Visit Museum in Winchester

This very impressive museum is a true treasure. It has an awesome and state of the are facility... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2016
John S
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Houston, Texas
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Interesting Museum and Lovely Grounds

We enjoyed the museum. Right now there is a wonderful display of story quilts commemorating... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2016
andyhg
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 50,000-square-foot museum featuring changing exhibitions, a permanent display of miniature houses, and an expansive gallery exploring the history and decorative arts of the Shenandoah Valley. The MSV also includes a Museum Store and café (admission not required). The galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens April through October. The MSV sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735. The property was passed through generations of Wood and Glass families until being acquired by Wood descendant and MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) between 1952 and 1955. Glass and his partner at the time, R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), worked together to transform the site and its Glen Burnie House—built in 1794 by James Wood’s son Robert—into a country retreat where the couple entertained in high style.
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901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This very impressive museum is a true treasure. It has an awesome and state of the are facility with the very best miniature exhibition in the country, mostly of mid 1800 mansions. The Glenn Burnie home on the 200 acre grounds rivals Monticello. All very...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

We enjoyed the museum. Right now there is a wonderful display of story quilts commemorating African-American history. The room with the miniatures is also lovely with beautiful work. The Glen Burnie House and Gardens are worth the time to walk through leisurely.

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

The gardens are very nice and the museum itself has some wonderful exhibits. The people there are very nice,

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

this was a nice museum, nice art&artifacts,we didn't do the grounds,good films and history lesson,Too bad they don't have a cafe, I think it would do well.

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

What a great find. Both the museum and grounds are fantastic. Very rich in Virginia history. The docents were knowledgeable. A fun find including the miniatures.

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the museum. I viewed their permanent collection, a special exhibit on quilts that portray specific historical events, and the Glen Bernie House. There were tours of the quilts and the others were self guided. I was fascinated by what...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Beautiful area, exhibits are interesting. Nice place to have lunch.The gift shop has something for everyone, in all price ranges.

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

One of the things I enjoyed the most was a visiting exhibit of quilts made by African-American artists, one of whom I know personally.

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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed the MSV since it opened. During the last few years they have added summer outdoor concerts, and excellent temporary exhibits, as well as an informative and interesting permanent collection. Throw in art classes, lectures, Christmas concerts and a top-notch orchid show, and you've...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

During a recent visit to the area, this was one of our planned stops. I enjoyed that there were several medium offerings at the museum. There were articles that you could look at, videos, and photos. The museum was well constructed with lots of room...More

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Response from apdemas | Reviewed this property |
No, they've got some snacks for sale in the gift store, but nothing like a sit-down place where you can order food.
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