Old Court House Civil War Museum

20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Winchester City
Phone: (540) 542-1145
Website www.civilwarmuseum.org
Visitor Information www.visitwinchesterva.com

The Old Court House was built in 1840 to serve the citizens of Winchester and Frederick County. It was constructed on the site of the 1741 courthouse which was the first courthouse beyond the Blue Ridge mountains.

During the War Between the States the building served as a hospital and prison. The City of Winchester changed hands over 70 times during the War.

The museum remembers these soldiers and tells their stories through the equipment they carried, photographs of the period, and the weapons and ammunition they used.

Exhibits feature graffiti written by soldiers and over 3,000 artifacts of the war, ranging from buttons to cannonballs. Conveniently located on the Old Town Pedestrian Mall, next to unique shops and great dining. Come be a "Witness to War" at the Old Court House Civil War Museum.

Open year-round.

May 1 - October 31
MON-SAT: 10am-5pm, SUN: 1-5pm

November 1 - April 30
WED-SAT: 10am-5pm, SUN: 1-5pm

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The museum is also closed the Friday and Saturday of the Apple Blossom Festival (the date varies by year but it is the first weekend in May).

Admission Fee: Adults (18 and over) $5.00, Children (5-17) $3.00, Children Under 4 FREE, Groups (10 or more persons) $3.00, 10% discount on admissions for Seniors (65 or older), Military (retired), College Students, AAA (ID needed to receive any discount), Blue Star – Active military members and up to 5 family members get free admission.

Last Updated: 1/14/2015 10:37 AM
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