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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Excellent piece of history of our country. Well organized and very interesting. I wish it were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
March H
Excellent place to visit!

My husband & I visited the museum while staying at a nearby B&B. We were eager to see the gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa S
Powhatan, 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 1 week ago

Excellent piece of history of our country. Well organized and very interesting. I wish it were bigger.

Thank March H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I visited the museum while staying at a nearby B&B. We were eager to see the gardens, because it was a gorgeous August day, and view the Glen Bernie historic house. The english style gardens were spectacular! They seem to go on...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a lot of different things....memoribelia, art work, statues, etc. all in a very large, beautiful building. Personally, my husband and I were not that interested in all of these things, but really enjoyed the Glen Burnie home, and his story. He was...More

Thank sandytampa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a top of the line, well done and informative museum. I was pleasantly surprised bu the wuality of the presentation for a local venue.

Thank Ogi58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful paintings and displays. Have never seen such a large crowd at MSV! Lovely and well-organized opening and reception!

Thank 320lize
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum to visit. The exhibits change regularly, bringing amazing art to our community. It is worth the cost. We buy a membership each year so we can go to most events and exhibits free. Be sure to check it out!!

Thank lowe46@comcast.net
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive museum in small town with local emphasis of Shenandoah Valley and early Colonial America.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very beautiful place, suitable for family, I went alone and I enjoyed it a lot because I am interested in history and nature I am also a photographer .. I am Jordanian and I came to states in a visit and end up in...More

Thank Green L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Winchester. They change the displays regularly. The Patsy Cline exhibit is always my favorite. The gardens at Glen Burnie are beautiful.

Thank jalisar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful museum. Interesting history. The outside gardens was beautiful. The house had interesting facts. The staff were friendly! I would recommend.

Thank Kim B
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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.