1601 Martinsburg Pike
Winchester, VA 22603
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Arts & Museums
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters was used as a winter home by the famous philosopher, thinker and a general, Thomas Jackson, during the civil war. The place is now a museum and holds the largest collection of memorabilia and gifts that he received from his team. Among the artifacts on display are Jackson's personal prayer book and prayer table apart from his military displays.
The Old Courthouse Civil War Museum has a very interesting history. During the time of the Civil War in the United States Of America, this old courthouse was used as a hospital, barracks and prison for both the Confederates and the Union Leaders. Now it is a museum that houses war artifacts from the Civil War time. It also hosts several events in its premises on a regular basis. Check website for further details.
Capturing the beauty of the glorious mountains and the astounding greenery of the Shenandoah Valley, Eugene B. Smith's paintings are a world apart. His mesmerizing watercolor paintings are showcased in the EBS Gallery, which is open seven days of the week. His paintings are simple and yet very profound in the way they capture the beauty and the essence of a range of landscapes and seascapes, from the hilly regions of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley, to the Carolina and Florida coasts. Smith uses soft shades in his coloring, and he also utilizes the technique of printmaking and Oriental brushwork. Please see the website for further information and call for appointment. Toll free number: +1 888 814 9517.
This interactive attraction proves that exploring science, mathematics, arts and humanities can actually be fun. The museum's motto, "To touch is to explore, to explore is to discover, to discover is to learn," is evident in its hands-on approach to the world around us. Dig for fossils in the Fossil Pit; experience the barriers of everyday life for those with physical handicaps by taking a whirl in the Handicapped Obstacle Course; learn about gravitational pull by attempting to scale a climbing wall; and many such shocking discoveries. Fun with enlightenment!
George Washington's Office Museum was the abode and the workplace of the former President between 1755 and 1756, while he was building Fort Loudoun. Washington had taken up a small log cabin on the property which now makes up the central part of the museum. The place is used to display a number of artifacts from the fort and also has some temporary exhibitions with themes displaying Washington's ideas. The place is open from April to October, so make sure you are in time to catch the exhibits. To know more visit the website.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a way of knowing and appreciating the valley. It is all about the art, culture and other interesting facts about the valley. There are three parts to the museum: The House, The Gardens and the Museum. Each one is complex and unique in its own way and each one has an amazing story to tell about the valley. For further information, please check the website.
If you are visiting Winchester and want to explore the nearby historical landmarks, then Abram's Delight is place to be. This private property owned by the Hollingsworth family was taken over by the city to retain it's heritage structure and preserve the beautiful spring. The house was converted into a museum and it now showcases war memorabilia and other documents. Open from April to October, it offers guided tours for large groups and students. For further details, check the website or call ahead.
Long Branch Historic House & Farm is a unique museum which also plays the role of an event venue and more. The Long Branch Historic House & Farm houses furnishings from the early 18th Century which are kept in the lavish rooms of the venue. The manor has been owned by men who made an impact in American history, such as, Lord Culpeper, Lord Fairfax, and Robert “King” Carter. Nowadays, the museum is used for fairs, wine and music festivals, horse rides and more. A must visit for those visiting Millwood, as there is so much history behind this manor. For further details do visit their website.
Fascinating museum with thousands of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia. Additional exhibits range in a time frame from the Native Americans of this area to World War II.
The Stonewall Jackson Museum at Hupp’s Hill is a museum dedicated to the battle at Hupp's Hill. Every year there is a re-enactment of the battle scene and lots of people take part in it. The museum also has exhibits of some of the arms and ammunition that were used for the battle. A lot of historical and cultural facts can be learned here about Virginia and Strasburg. Check website for further details.
Built in the late 1800's, the Strasburg Museum an important historical site. It is located in the old Railroad Station. The museum is basically about life in the 19th century in Strasburg. There is the historical part of the museum where you learn about the facts and culture of Strasburg in the 19th century, and an exhibit on steam pottery which is famous in Strasburg. Events are also held here occasionally.
The Museum of American Presidents is a popular museum located in the heart of the city. As the name suggests, the museum hosts items that belonged to the presidents. On display here are items such as furniture, documents, hand-written letters and memorabilia. Although small, the museum is a big crowd puller and pleaser. Who wouldn't want to see what was once the property of the greatest men in the world! Call for more information.