Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau

History & Museums

Civil War

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is a "partnership park," in which the National Park Service works with several Key Partners to create and manage the park and its resources. Free programs and tours by National Park Service rangers are offered.

7712 Main Street
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 869-3051

Cedar Creek Battlefield

Cedar Creek Battlefield is the site of the last major battle between Union and Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley. Each year, the battlefield hosts a reenactment of the battle on the 3rd weekend of October.

8437 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 869-2064

Civil War Orientation Center

Located in the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, the orientation center features an educational video, maps, brochures, and an interactive kiosk.

1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 542-1326

Kernstown Battlefield

Kernstown Battlefield is the site of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown. Tours of the battlefield and the Pritchard House on the property are offered seasonally.

610 Battle Park Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 869-2896

Old Court House Civil War Museum

This Georgian style 1840 Court House maintains a nationally recognized collection of Civil War artifacts and provides tours of the building. Open year-round.

20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 542-1145

Star Fort

Star Fort played a major role in the defense of Winchester three times. This unique remnant of Civil War earthwork and history has been restored and offers trails and signage for visitors.

Fortress Drive
Winchester, VA 22603
(540) 740-4545

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery

Located in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Stonewall Cemetery is the resting place for the bodies of 2,575 Confederate soldiers who died in the fields and hospitals of this locality.

305 E. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-4868

Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters

This Virginia and National Historic Landmark was used as headquarters by General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.

415 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-5505

Third Winchester Battlefield

The preserved portion of this battlefield is open to the public year-round, free of charge. A 5-mile walking/biking trail with signage details the battle that occurred here. Trail maps are available at the Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

541 Redbud Road
Winchester, VA 22603

(540) 667-2754 / (540) 667-2820

Winchester National Cemetery

Winchester National Cemetery is the final resting place for Union soldiers who fought and died at the battles of Winchester, New Market, Front Royal, Snickers Gap, Harper’s Ferry, Martinsburg, and Romney.

401 National Avenue
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 825-0027

Historic Manor Homes

Belle Grove Plantation

Belle Grove is one of the outstanding historic mansions of the Valley of Virginia. This National Historic Landmark, Virginia Historic Landmark, and historic property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is the centerpiece of the new Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park.

336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 869-2028

Glen Burnie Historic House

Part of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Glen Burnie Historic House sits on land that Winchester founder James Wood surveyed, claimed, and then settled in 1735. The oldest portions of the house were built by Wood’s son Robert in 1794 and 1797.

901 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-1473

Long Branch Plantation

This magnificent historic house offers views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and nearby Shenandoah River. Long Branch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Virginia Registry of Historic Homes.

830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
(540) 837-1856


Abram's Delight Museum

Winchester's oldest home, Abram's Delight was considered a "mansion" at the time it was built when compared to the log cabins in which neighbors lived. The home and the 18th century log cabin on the property tell the story of the early Valley settlers.

1340 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-6519

George Washington's Office Museum

George Washington used a little log building, now the middle room of George Washington Office Museum, as a military office while Fort Loudoun was being constructed at the north end of town.

32 West Cork and Braddock Streets
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-4412

Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center

Built in 1785, this historic home is open to the public the first Friday of each month beginning in April through November.

28 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-5869

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley interprets the art, history, and culture of the Shenandoah Valley. This regional museum complex also includes a historic house dating to the eighteenth century and six acres of spectacular gardens.

901 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 540-662-1473

Newtown History Center

The Newtown History Center offers museum exhibits and tours focusing on the people and events of Stephens City, Virginia's long history.

5408 Main Street
Stephens City, VA 22655

(540) 869-1700

Patsy Cline Historic House

Tour the home of Country Music Legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy Cline’s home offers a window to the famed singer’s early road to stardom.

608 S. Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-5555

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

A children's museum offering hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts.

19 W. Cork Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 722-2020

Other Points of Interest

Site of George Washington's Historic Fort Loudoun

The French & Indian War Foundation preserves and interprets the colonial history of Virginia’s frontier through Winchester’s first Cell Phone Audio Tour. Learn about Colonel George Washington’s pre-Revolutionary War military life as he struggled to defend colonists from the attacks of the French and the Indians.

419 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall

Take a leisurely stroll along Winchester’s two-block outdoor walking mall. Located in the 45-block National Register Historic District, enjoy history, architecture, shopping, dining, and museums.

Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 535-3660

Mount Hebron Cemetery

Mount Hebron Cemetery is a unique community institution. It is a complex of four adjoining burying grounds embraced within a common enclosure with marked graves dating from 1769.

305 E. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-4868

Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial remembers those brave individuals in our community and surrounding counties who served during the bitter conflict. Engraved granite sections include the names of 62 veterans killed in Korea, and a brick "Path of Honor" with five pairs of bronze military boots representing the five military branches of service.

1001 E. Cork Street
WInchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-4946

POW-MIA Memorial

This memorial was built in 2005 to honor and recognize those Virginia soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines, who through their military service to their country, and their status as a POW/MIA, have yet to come home.

1001 E. Cork Street
WInchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-4946