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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Closes in 4 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wow! Very pleased with this museum - relaxing experience

My wife and I went here in November 2018. It was during the week but the place was almost empty... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
East Coast
A great museum!

The museum has a several great art galleries, a large room that covers a nice history of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris B
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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...more
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901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I went here in November 2018. It was during the week but the place was almost empty. It had fascinating exhibits and we really enjoyed everything on display. We also toured the adjoining garden and family home which were also interesting. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a several great art galleries, a large room that covers a nice history of the Shenandoah Valley and a room of miniature doll houses. All were pleasant to visit. We especially liked the Maxfield Parrish and Albrecht Durer galeries.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The museum is composed of interconnected galleries. First gallery encountered was the Maxfield Parrish of paintings. On the walls are framed paintings that are not connected with the Shenandoah Valley. This gallery was not my cup of tea, yet admit the gallery was interesting. Up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 4 October 2018

There is quite a bit to see here including outdoor displays of flowers and Lego creations, e.g., butterflies, spiders, dragon flies, deer, etc.. The flower gardens are nice to an extent. The gardens were in need some maintenance in that area and the flowers are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Gardens lovely. Museum well organized and interesting. Going back soon for the Maxfield Parrish exhibit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Glen Bernie house and garden are lovely. The gardens were particularly interesting with attractive plantings and statuary reminiscent of English manor houses. The modern building housed the Shenandoah Valley museum. There were some really good areas like the relief map of the valley and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tuffley47
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We visited the museum on a raining day. In addition to Ary from local artists, the main exhibits related tot he history of Winchester. Very well done. In addition, one wing held a traveling exhibit of Maxwell Parish's paintings and cover art. Very interesting. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jon L
Reviewed 12 September 2018

There is a large area dedicated to the history of the Shenandoah Valley that spans many years and has interactive displays to make it fun to learn. The doll houses in the main building had so many fine details we were truly impressed. Our favorite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We go there often. The LEGO exhibit is amazing. It won’t be there long. But the gardens and permanent exhibits are always wonderful as are the temporary exhibits. I live the miniature houses full of lovely tiny things. Our last guests we took there were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank elipix13
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We also came out for the Lego exhibit as other reviewers have. There is so much more to see with the properties' different features regarding the estate, learning about the family that owned the property, and the museum. Very nice!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Diane R
9 September 2018|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
As I remember, most areas are an easy level walk with the exception of the Asian garden and the water garden where the paths are narrow. I hope this helps
Diane R
9 September 2018|
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Response from grandpere | Reviewed this property |
The building was accessible. The only paths we walked were from the museum to the house, which would be fairly accessible./
Jack L
13 June 2018|
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Response from Art L | Reviewed this property |
I took several pictures with my cell phone... and no one gave me a hard time. I'm not sure if they would appriciate it if you used a big professional type camera. You can call and ask...