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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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A Must See Museum

This museum is not your average museum. It's so much more. Not only are the exhibits interesting... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Winchester, Virginia
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A diverse and wonderful museum and grounds

Well worth a bit of a trip out to Winchester VA to visit. This spring will open new grounds and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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...more
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901 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601-3305
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were enjoying our visit to the museum today up until reading a statement concerning immigration. The post compares conservative vs progressive views of immigration, leaving no doubt that the progressive view is “a beacon of light” for immigrants escaping poverty and tyranny. As a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This museum is not your average museum. It's so much more. Not only are the exhibits interesting, but they change from time to time. My friends and I visit this museum at least once a year for that reason. And the grounds are simply beautiful....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Well worth a bit of a trip out to Winchester VA to visit. This spring will open new grounds and trails around the extensive farmland surround the museum, just on the outskirts of town. The museum staff are warm and friendly, and very knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019

This is a neat little art museum. Has a lot of different interesting exhibits in it. Definitely go. It has exhibits that change about every 3 months.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Grace B
Reviewed 15 January 2019

I paid a visit to this museum. It is extremely nice with a multitude of interesting exhibits. I especially liked the art that was in the atrium.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanceMoose
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Our family love the Lego exhibit last simmer but also took the time to visit the museum inside and were so surprised with all the history. There were several local artist exhibits which were a nice touch. We picked up a brochure and signed for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

My wife and I went here in November 2018. It was during the week but the place was almost empty. It had fascinating exhibits and we really enjoyed everything on display. We also toured the adjoining garden and family home which were also interesting. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

The museum has a several great art galleries, a large room that covers a nice history of the Shenandoah Valley and a room of miniature doll houses. All were pleasant to visit. We especially liked the Maxfield Parrish and Albrecht Durer galeries.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The museum is composed of interconnected galleries. First gallery encountered was the Maxfield Parrish of paintings. On the walls are framed paintings that are not connected with the Shenandoah Valley. This gallery was not my cup of tea, yet admit the gallery was interesting. Up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 4 October 2018

There is quite a bit to see here including outdoor displays of flowers and Lego creations, e.g., butterflies, spiders, dragon flies, deer, etc.. The flower gardens are nice to an extent. The gardens were in need some maintenance in that area and the flowers are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Diane R
9 September 2018|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
As I remember, most areas are an easy level walk with the exception of the Asian garden and the water garden where the paths are narrow. I hope this helps
Diane R
9 September 2018|
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Response from grandpere | Reviewed this property |
The building was accessible. The only paths we walked were from the museum to the house, which would be fairly accessible./
Jack L
14 June 2018|
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Response from Dutch300298 | Reviewed this property |
I took several pictures with my cell phone... and no one gave me a hard time. I'm not sure if they would appriciate it if you used a big professional type camera. You can call and ask...