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Virginia Quilt Museum

301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
+1 540-433-3818
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Quilts and Sewing Machines....but

Displays of very nice craftsmanship of quilt making and a lot of old sewing machines; however when... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Merrymonk
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Very interesting in a beautiful building

On this annual visit to Harrisonburg I went with cousins to this museum. Price was $5 and my... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
JLDC
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Smithfield, Virginia
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The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official quilt museum. Nestled in the heart of Harrisonburg's downtown historic district, the Museum is considered a resource center for the study of quilts and their place in the cultural lives of Virginians. The Museum offers rotating exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts from its collection, other institutions, and private collections. Additionally, the Museum works to further its educational mission by hosting workshops and lectures.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (5 reviews)
“old house” (6 reviews)
“main floor” (4 reviews)
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301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Displays of very nice craftsmanship of quilt making and a lot of old sewing machines; however when we visited there were a lot of items that were called modernistic ? quilts which were everything but. Staff was extremely pleasant.

Thank Merrymonk
Reviewed 23 December 2017

On this annual visit to Harrisonburg I went with cousins to this museum. Price was $5 and my retired military cousin got in free. The building was the court house at one time and there is a small room that was a jail cell at...More

Thank JLDC
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We enjoyed looking at all the various quilts and on the third floor, textile art (which seemed a bit weaker an exhibit.) I particularly enjoyed the first floor exhibition (back in October) of modern quilts and the negative space concept. Downstairs was work by a...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I use lavender oil in my house for infusers, vacuum cleaner, laundry and air filters. As I buy lavender on a regular basis the cheap Walmart brand has been my go to. After using white oak lavender I realized it lasts four times as long...More

Thank Martie703
Reviewed 30 October 2017

When I went to this museum with my folks, the admission was $5 for each of us instead of $7 which was very nice. The main floor had the best of the quilts in my opinion with a mix of traditional and modern designs. There...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped here during our Shenandoah Valley visit because my wife is an avid quilter and we thought it might be interesting. The museum is based in an antebellum mansion in downtown Harrisonburg, and is thoughtfully organized, though access to parking is not as clearly...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Main exhibitions are on the first and second floor. there are items in the basement along with a lecture room and conservator's lab.

Thank Mike Z
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Probably more for your quiltmakers but for a small fee it was quite interesting for almost anyone. Stories behind the quilts, both historic and personal, made the exhibits.

Thank blueswarrior
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I accidentally stumbled upon this museum looking for something to do in Staunton. We were traveling via motorcycle from Florida to Maryland and had stopped for the night in Wytheville, VA. Thinking we were going to Staunton we ended up in Harrisonburg because I am...More

1  Thank vebbie68
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The staff was so friendly and gave us a historical "tour" of the home and quilts. They were so excited to have non-quilters there that they told us all about their hobby, which we enjoyed hearing about. I felt like my admission there was a...More

1  Thank chicnanana
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