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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
+1 888-556-5799
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Local history and world class traveling exhibits

This museum sits on grounds with a historic house and a beautiful garden. This setting provides... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
2b00mers
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Virginia
Well Worth Visiting When Traveling Through Winchester

I had the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley as part of a Virginia Highlights... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bskramer
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum sits on grounds with a historic house and a beautiful garden. This setting provides year round opportunities to learn about Valley history, to see traveling exhibits of world class art, and to stroll through the gardens. During the Summer of 2018 they are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley as part of a Virginia Highlights tour that originated in Winchester, Virginia during the second week of July, 2018. The museum was our third stop on a very busy schedule. It was also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the gardens and restored house with my 15 year old granddaughter. Beautifully done and very accessible. Also enjoyed the LEGO sculptures scattered around the grounds. They blended in so well and were a delight every time we came upon one of them. We did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits on the second floor of the museum were for the most part uninteresting, although nicely displayed. The gardens (with a current special "lego" exhibit) was enjoyable just to walk around. Not a first class garden, but the special Lego exhibit made it, well...kinda...More

Thank Jay M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought a Groupon for the Nature Connects exhibit for my family of 4 and the Groupon was a huge discount! We went to see the Lego sculptures but the gardens and the wildlife were spectacular. They had a small area off to the right...More

Thank Amber G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A self- guided tour was interesting and we had a lovely time . The museum was well thought out with two movies to explain what you are seeing and special exhibits that change

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stopped at this museum as a pit stop on our way to Shenandoah National Park from CT and I highly recommend this museum as a starting point for any Shenandoah National Park getaway. The museum is conveniently located off the highway in Winchester,...More

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved both the museum exhibits and the gardens. The Lego exhibit is why we visited but were blown away by the gardens and house. The rain didn’t stop us from enjoying everything.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently purchased from Group On tickets for the Connect Lego event at the museum. I didn't know this place existed. The Lego Exhibit is part of the gardens and was amazing. There is also main museum which was very good--- from native american exhibits to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival they quote a price for the gardens but not the museum. Guess what? It's actually the price for both and on a rainy day I'm not sure why we couldn't get half price. They do offer a military discount. The museum shows the...More

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Jack L
14 June 2018|
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Response from rddiggins | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jack, Yes, you can take pictures. You can also check out their website as they have a policy on photography. Rhonda
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saramay
28 June 2016|
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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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