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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Always a nice stop

Live near and often frequent the new exhibits. Nice place to take folks visiting. On a nice day the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MindfulTasting
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Winchester, Virginia
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Held over entertainment

Daughter and i visited here as we were held over waiting for va beach blizza rd of 2018 to allow us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ninepatchrose
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Wintersville, Ohio
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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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"beautiful gardens"
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"doll houses"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live near and often frequent the new exhibits. Nice place to take folks visiting. On a nice day the gardens are a must as it is filled with surprises.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daughter and i visited here as we were held over waiting for va beach blizza rd of 2018 to allow us entrance to regent university. The museum was fun and clarified some of civil war history of t he shenandoah valley campaigns. Also just general...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful exhibits about the area and wonderful travelling exhibits are brought in. Worth stopping to see.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We are big museum lovers and thought when we planned to move to Winchester that this small-ish city would have little if any museum culture. We were so wrong! We found this beautiful museum set on an expansive property with a long history. Plenty of...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve visited this museum and historic house 4 times now and each time has been a joy. The museum is laid out well, with multiple rooms and hallways for visiting shows. This most recent visit included an impressive Virginia Watercolor Society show. They move items...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Being a local, I have visited the museum many times. There is always something special to see. There are great concerts, beautiful gardens and house. My favorite things have been the dollhouse exhibit (incredible detail), and the movie about the Shenandoah Valley. It brings tears...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We enjoyed the artwork, "Tones of a New Day" by Radford Wine on display through the end of December.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We learned a lot about the Shenandoah area, that we had not known before. The displays and organization are exceptional.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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
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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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