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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Museum of Shenandoah Valley

Always something new to see and learn. Beautiful gardens. The Glass House is a beautiful structure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
photo101
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WV
Wonderful museum and gardens

The gardens, house and museum are beautiful. The museum has rotating installations of artwork and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryanne 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 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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+1 888-556-5799
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always something new to see and learn. Beautiful gardens. The Glass House is a beautiful structure. Friendly , knowledgable staff. We always take anyone visiting us to the museum.

Thank photo101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens, house and museum are beautiful. The museum has rotating installations of artwork and in the summers they have music under the stars. It's also a pretty place to get married. The food at the cafe is tasty, but a little pricey.

Thank Ryanne B
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A wonderful museum that tells the story of life in the Shenandoah Valley from many perspectives. There are fabulous miniature houses on display, several rooms of old art - some paintings more than 400 years old, interactive displays, a short but beautiful video about the...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This museum tells a lot of the history of the area and where some of the restoration efforts are taking place. It was nice to see how life was starting with the Native Americans through the decades till today. It was a pleasure seeing the...More

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The_MSV, Manager at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Welcome to Winchester! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the galleries, and we hope to see you in the gardens next time. They will remain open for the season through December 31! Until then, safe...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a beautiful museum with collections, exhibits and informative stories of mountain life around the 1700's and beyond. It also has temporary exhibits of paintings and art work. Included is the lovely historical home and gardens of the Glen Bernie house. The gardens are...More

Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I was a bit surprised by this one. Thought it would be boring. It has a lot of history here that doesn't look like it's been rewritten yet. Good place

Thank trackemdown
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Thank March H
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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 8 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 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
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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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