The House, The Gardens, The Museum
Top: This Tall Case Clock, ca. 1795, was made by Goldsmith Chandlee (1751-1821). The clock is among the objects that were on view in the Museum's historic house
Middle: The sunken garden in front of the Pink Pavilion.
Above: The Museum's Shenandoah Valley Gallery.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) interprets the art, history, and culture of the great valley for which it is named. This regional museum complex in Winchester, Virginia, includes the Glen Burnie House dating to the eighteenth century, six acres of spectacular gardens, and a Museum designed by internationally recognized architect Michael Graves.
You could easily spend the better part of a day at this museum site. Plan for at least one hour to explore the gardens and at least 90 minutes to experience the Museum galleries. Consider having lunch or afternoon tea in the Museum Café to split up your day. Visit the Museum Store before you leave to browse art, books and other products of the Shenandoah Valley.
The Museum is open year-round, and the house and gardens are open seasonally (April 2 though October 31 in 2013). All are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1. The house is now closed until 2014 for a preservation project. Visit this page for details about upcoming holiday closings and the house and gardens operating schedule.