Civil War Tour

The Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable will hold a tour of Civil War Winchester at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.

The tour will meet at the pedestrian mall entrance of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum (old Court House) at 20 N. Loudoun St. in Winchester. Note that extra time will be needed to park off site and walk to the meeting place. Guide Jerry Holsworth will lead the tour around Old Town Winchester, with a focus on sites that made the city a crucial part of the Civil War story.

After the walking tour (around 7:30 p.m.), there is an opportunity for a curator-guided tour inside the nearby Stonewall Jackson Headquarters Museum at a charge of $4 per person. This will only be offered if an ample number reserve, so those interested should note their desire for this extra experience when they reserve a space for the walking tour.

This tour will involve walking and standing on flat, paved surfaces. Masks are required, and social distancing will be encouraged. There is no charge for the walking tour, a head count is required and numbers will be limited.

To reserve your space, contact Chris Craig at or 304-433-1260.

Valentine’s Dessert Tour

Explore Old Town Winchester through our unique restaurants on this specialty food tour where we’ll be sampling desserts. We’ll be visiting 5-6 restaurants, end with a champagne toast and have roses for the ladies! The perfect Valentine’s Day for your significant other. Each tour is limited to 8 couples so book early!

$50 a ticket

Tickets available at:

Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Staff members and volunteers will give tours of Handley Library on the first Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) and third Saturday (1 p.m.) of each month.

Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Walk on the famous glass floors and see the well under the stage.

Meet in the Rotunda for the tour.
The tours are free, but making reservations is helpful.
To make reservations or for more information, call 540 662-9041, ext. 11.