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“A small slice of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Washington's Office Museum

Washington's Office Museum
Ranked #10 of 42 things to do in Winchester
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Canandaigua, New York
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A small slice of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My husband is a licensed land surveyor and this is President Washington's survey office. He enjoyed seeing the old equipment and maps of the area. Helpful staff, interesting stop.

Visited September 2012
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Albany, New York
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very small but full of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is one of three locations managed by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. The other is Abram's Delight and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters. Purchase the block ticket and visit all three locations. Washington's Office museum is only one portion of the story. If you've visited Mount Vernon, you'll know about Washington's early years as a surveyor. He basically got to check out Virginia and find the best land ... maybe this is how he found the land that later became his Mount Vernon estate. The site also has relevance for the civil war era. Jerry, the guide present on the day we visited, provided us with a lot of history about Winchester and how it changed 'hands' several times. There is a great selection of books available for sale. I purchased one about the Civil War and Winchester as it contains stories about the people and the impact of the war. The museum is located on the corner of Cork St and Braddock St. Parking is on the street or there is a metered parking lot on Cork Street.

Visited September 2012
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Snow Hill, Maryland
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52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interestin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Really well restored unfortunately we were too late to go in but were able to explore the exterior grounds and building

Visited July 2012
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Small but informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a very small museum with period artifacts. The staff member was very informative and explained some of the displays and history.

As others have stated it doesn't take long to go through and the tickets can be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes Stonewall Jackson's headquarters and Abram's delight. (The package price is cheaper).

I would add a note to the other comments in that this museum since it is the actual building is not handicapped accessible. There is a big step up (at least for me) through a narrow doorway into the center room. My dad who is in his late 70's and fairly agile yet made it with some difficulty.

Visited July 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Small but the staff made it great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Pam was working the day we visited & she was great! we stayed there an hour & chatted & learned a ton of info. Probably best for teens & adults but my young children enjoyed it because of they like hsitory but Pam made it fun

Visited June 2012
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