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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Nice museum

The museum had two separate sections-the building and the gardens. The building had a history of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary J
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Charming and engrossing small museum

Permanent collection on the history of the region. Miniature houses collected by local patron... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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+1 888-556-5799
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent choice of a first “thing to do” in Winchester. It is only a few minutes from the downtown Old Town area, and well worth the trip. The collection is somewhat electric with historical exhibits, a display of miniature house, and some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful museum - so well done and very interesting . We spent a few hours at the exhibits and greatly enjoyed the gardens.

Thank Kathryn K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have now been here a few times. Once for an outdoor concert, another for the museum itself, and now to a lecture in Glen Burnie House. Each time I had a great time! They also have lovely gardens for walking and the study of...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This Museum is located in a modern building, designed by American architect Michael Graves. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and illuminated. The permanent collection includes a number of items that collectively describe the lifestyle of Virginians living in this area for the past several centuries:...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Visit! Excellent! The standing exhibit provides an extensive and accessible history of the Shenandoah Valley.

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Visited the Museum while in Winchester. Displays were nicely done. Moving from section to section seems a bit disjointed as from paintings to historical objects then indian crafts.

Thank Art L
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The museum is great lots of interesting things to see/learn about and Glen Burnie (the home and the gardens is there as well). You won't wan tto miss that either.

Thank Tami B
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saramay
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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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