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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Impressive place

Our visit here was out of curiosity, they have different exhibits in the main building, when you go... read more

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droppingnewz
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Always something new...

We don't go often, but when we do, there's always something interesting and new. Most recently... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday via mobile

Our visit here was out of curiosity, they have different exhibits in the main building, when you go to there my suggestion is watch the movies first, they have a wealth of information, history and funny as well, it does not take long, I think...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We don't go often, but when we do, there's always something interesting and new. Most recently, there's an exhibit on creatures in our natural environment made out of legos. The artwork changes periodically, keeping the exhibitions fresh and educational. And there are a few things,...More

Thank Barry S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

All aspects of local and regional history are represented in this well organized museum. worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens. Would love to see it in the spring. Beautiful roses. Loved looking through the house. The museum had useful information on the Shenandoah Valley.

1  Thank Cathy J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the scenery, the gardens, and the women in the gift shop was extremely nice, helpful, and accommodating. However there was a wedding scheduled at 5pm and we were there at 330 so by the time we got to the gardens around four we had...More

1  Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. There was a great exhibition on loan of Native American art (old and contemporary). A local educator provided a tour of the exhibit. Lots of other art and artifacts of the Shenandoah Valley. Two films, one about the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum but, best of all is the beautiful garden. One of the largest we have seen that are not part of a botanical garden. Also enjoyed the Lego displays.

1  Thank Frank C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum had two separate sections-the building and the gardens. The building had a history of the Valley with a Native American display, a display of art of the Valley, and a section of miniature houses. Very nicely done. The gardens were gorgeous! Legos creations...More

1  Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Permanent collection on the history of the region. Miniature houses collected by local patron which are awesome in detail and accuracy. Changing exhibits are well presented. This is second time I've been here in recent years. This time I also went to the garden, perfect...More

1  Thank rrs26231621
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

After visiting the Reynolda House, we traveled to Winchester VA to visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The gallery has an eclectic collection of art, Native American artifacts, and miniatures. Our guide was informative and enthusiastic. The house and garden are lovely and during...More

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Jack L
13 June 2018|
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Response from rddiggins | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jack, Yes, you can take pictures. You can also check out their website as they have a policy on photography. Rhonda
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saramay
28 June 2016|
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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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