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 American Civil War the building served as a hospital and prison. Today, the Old Court House Civil War Museum houses a nationally recognized collection and provides tours of the building. Exhibits feature graffiti written by soldiers and over 3,000 artifacts of the war, ranging from buttons to cannonballs.
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum aims to enhance the understanding of present and future generations of the Civil War’s impact on the individual, the community, and the nation.
April 1 – October 31
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
November 1 – March 31
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Adults (16-61): $5.00
Children (15 & under): FREE
Seniors (62 & over): $4.50
AAA Members: $4.50
National Park Service Members: $3.00
Groups (10 or more persons) $3.00
SVBF (Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation) Members: FREE
Please contact the museum if you would like to arrange a special group tour.
- 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
- (540) 542-1145