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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a cultural treasure in Frederick County Virginia

After several years of passing the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley I decided to stop in on a rainy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Great place to take out of town guests

We had a family reunion over the weekend and had 13 out of town guests and we wanted to show off... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Winchester, Virginia
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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
+1 888-556-5799
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After several years of passing the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley I decided to stop in on a rainy day to see what it was all about. What a treasure Trove of artifacts that explain our early cultural heritage in the Shenandoah Valley. Exhibits are...More

Thank keithmcneely
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a family reunion over the weekend and had 13 out of town guests and we wanted to show off Winchester. We invited them to Gardens at Night last Friday even though it was supposed the rain. The music was good and so was...More

Thank elipix13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic learning experience for alll ages. Recently engaged in dialogue about earths geography and geology and this trip enlightenment gave me a better understanding of science

Thank Mimi2jaxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and guests always enjoy our visits to MSV. So glad we became members. Great variety and events. Love the gardens

Thank rawales99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful museum. Not what I was thinking but better. The tiny houses are amazing. Eye on detail. Wednesday is free by the way

Thank mikewendy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been members here for 4 years. We fell in love with the educational section about Virginia and then it just grew. Each time we go we discover and learn new things. The gardens are peaceful and amazing! The special events, especially the...More

Thank dlovesnbfl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to stop. The gardens are gorgeous, but better when you have a guide telling you the history of the land. I like that they change exhibits so you are offered even more history. The house is beautiful and interesting to...More

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only had an hour so I decided that I would spend it in the garden. I arrived just after opening so it hadn't gotten too hot yet. The garden map is well done and I was able to cover all the main areas during...More

Thank elberton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Wednesday when admission is free and we were so impressed, we made a donation The home and gardens were amazing. We especially loved the Asian Garden and the miniature dollhouses. Well worth the visit. Highly recommed.

Thank Rondi F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great museum. I was only there briefly. Next time I will definitely stay longer. I didn't get a chance to tour the mansion but the gardens were amazing!

Thank TRacy P
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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.