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Old Court House Civil War Museum

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Address: 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4716
Phone Number: +1 540-542-1145
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Renovated historic courthouse

Courthouse from 1840 that was renovated recently. Front yard used to hold soldier prisoners during the Civil War. Would recommend if you have time while in Winchester.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Whippany, New Jersey
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Whippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Courthouse from 1840 that was renovated recently. Front yard used to hold soldier prisoners during the Civil War. Would recommend if you have time while in Winchester.

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Munnsville, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great historical building. 2nd floor filled with a lot of Civil War info and artifacts. 1st floor courtroom nicely preserved. Even got to ring the bell.

Thank cccross3
Earlysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A wonderfully preserved old building. I'm not a history buff, but still found it extremely interesting. It's location makes it so easy to see othe historical buildings in walking range.

Thank mfkeeg
Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Outstanding venue for historic tours, special events such as steel drumming, Celtic bands, 1st Friday & historic tours. The court house is on the historic Winchester walking mall. Every first Friday during the spring and summer months, there are numerous special events that evolve around history, ghost (reported) tours, music, art, food and just the place to be!

Thank PaulFKisak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Accessible from the pedestrian mall or from street behind the building. Two levels with exhibits on 2nd floor. There is an elevator. $5.00 entrance fee. Eric, our guide for the main floor, was quite informative and enjoyable. Its website is informative. Set your own pace and remember to ring the bell on the second floor.

Thank Kanisue
Fairfax, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's just okay. A lot of muskets, cannonballs, bullets that were found on battlefields. Interesting building as it was a courthouse in the 18th century.

Thank eaglesclaw121
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were able to park at a covered garage with very reasonable prices. Then we walked down an old main street full of stores and restaurants that had been converted into a pedestrian mall (no cars allowed). There was a very festive atmosphere. Small groups of musicians from the local college where performing on the sidewalks. The court house was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my dad when he came for a visit. In all the years I have lived in Winchester I never stopped here before. It was really a special experience. Reading carvings in the wall from the soldiers who were held prisoner here...seeing the cannon balls, bullets, and other memorabilia...and the tour guide was so knowledgeable! I thought... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This small museum preserves the old court house in Winchester. There's a vast collection of "memorabilia" (minie balls, etc.) but also some good explanation of local history during the war. Museum staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. The museum is in the process of developing exhibits that highlight the court house's use as a military prison during the war.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum was extremely interesting. If walls could talk, I think we'd hear an earful from this place! The gentleman who gave us a tour was friendly and full of information. The displays were poignant and it really took me back in time.

1 Thank Stephanie W

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