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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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Bigger and better than we thought.

Gardens lovely. Museum well organized and interesting. Going back soon for the Maxfield Parrish... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Northern NJ
Two for the price of one

The Glen Bernie house and garden are lovely. The gardens were particularly interesting with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“glen burnie”(68 reviews)
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
+1 888-556-5799
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gardens lovely. Museum well organized and interesting. Going back soon for the Maxfield Parrish exhibit.

Thank godiva401
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glen Bernie house and garden are lovely. The gardens were particularly interesting with attractive plantings and statuary reminiscent of English manor houses. The modern building housed the Shenandoah Valley museum. There were some really good areas like the relief map of the valley and...More

Thank Tuffley47
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum on a raining day. In addition to Ary from local artists, the main exhibits related tot he history of Winchester. Very well done. In addition, one wing held a traveling exhibit of Maxwell Parish's paintings and cover art. Very interesting. A...More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a large area dedicated to the history of the Shenandoah Valley that spans many years and has interactive displays to make it fun to learn. The doll houses in the main building had so many fine details we were truly impressed. Our favorite...More

Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go there often. The LEGO exhibit is amazing. It won’t be there long. But the gardens and permanent exhibits are always wonderful as are the temporary exhibits. I live the miniature houses full of lovely tiny things. Our last guests we took there were...More

1  Thank elipix13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We also came out for the Lego exhibit as other reviewers have. There is so much more to see with the properties' different features regarding the estate, learning about the family that owned the property, and the museum. Very nice!

2  Thank cpdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Groupon offer encouraged us to travel about 75 minutes to this museum in historic Winchester, VA. The outdoor gardens are stunning—like those I’d expect to see in Europe. The draw for us ( and children 13, 9, and 2 years old) was the LEGO...More

1  Thank WomanontheGo2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came out here as part of my 9-year-old son's birthday celebration. He wanted to see the "beyond life-size" LEGO displays. They did not disappoint. They were amazing! The gardens are very beautiful, and the museum is nice. We spent about 3 hours here, mostly...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the Lego in the garden exhibit but stayed for so much more! The property is so nice, with little gems tucked away throughout. I am going home with lots of inspiration for home. The indoor exhibits were very well done, with fascinating...More

1  Thank Chris_S_Travels
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Planned to get out of dodge for a day and headed west on I-66 to Winchester. Heard that there was a fun art exhibit in the gardens of the Museum... we came for the Lego's and stayed for the beauty! Just wow, the gardens are...More

Thank Janine T
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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
13 June 2018|
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Response from Art L | 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...