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George Washingtons Office
32 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601, United States
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Review №1

George Washington used a little log building, now the middle room of George Washington Office Museum, as a military office from September 1755 to December of 1756 while Fort Loudoun was being constructed at the north end of town. Washington planned Fort Loudoun, supervised the work and brought his own blacksmiths from Mount Vernon to do the ironwork. The fort was a redoubt with four bastions; there were fourteen mounted cannon and it covered one-half acre. It was made of logs filled with earth and inside there were barracks for 450 men. A well was sunk 103 feet through solid limestone rock to supply the fort with water. This well is all that remains of the fort today.Located on the grounds of the museum is a cannon that was left by General Edward Braddock in Alexandria. It is among a number of artifacts displayed at the office. The current exhibit is entitled “George Washington and the West.” This display includes some of Washington’s personal effects, surveying equipment and a scale model of the town of Winchester circa 1755 which shows the fort prominently located at the north end of the town.

Ja
Review №2

Quick inexpensive insight to GWs impact on this town in early pre-Revolutionary period, plus cool downtown to other historic sites

Ha
Review №3

Very interesting place to visit. The guide inside the Office was great, with a good

Br
Review №4

This is a very interesting place

sk
Review №5

Lovely little park, interesting landmark

Ke
Review №6

Even closed, the history of the property was evident and an excitement that you could be standing in the places that a founding father had been.

Mi
Review №7

Very few artifacts related to Washington... just period surveyors tools.

Bo
Review №8

Fun little Museum to see. Small two room cabin with things to read. Small fee to enter.

Am
Review №9

We really enjoyed the little place. The man working was so knowledgeable and passionate about Washingtons stay in Virginia, and he readily shared facts we loved learning.

Ma
Review №10

This is a very interesting site. Youll get a personal tour and an interesting lesson in George Washingtons history.

Is
Review №11

Old bad service bad mood wouldnt recomend

K
Review №12

Neat to walk back in to history. Small but quite informative.

br
Review №13

Loved it. The gentleman there can tell you anything you want to know about George Washington!

Je
Review №14

Great part of history... The French Indian War. Souvenirs and historical artifacts. Guided tours are available for three sites for $10.

Re
Review №15

A very knowledgeable docent who clearly enjoys her work walked us through the small museum, highlighting aspects of Washingtons life and career in surveying the Western holdings of Lord Fairfax. A pleasant stop for a quick dose for history lovers (and right off the street if you have issues walking). Note there are 2 reserved parking spots right in front of the museum.

E.
Review №16

A great place to visit and explore the early life of George Washington. Located close to Old Town Winchester, you can walk many of the historical sites in Winchester and see George Washingtons Office as well. True American History.

Sh
Review №17

This was cool. I never really thought of George beyond his preferred will wood/not wood teeth, founder and visionary if it country. This was a tiny room where the 16 year old George surveyor became the 20 year old recruiter of his own militia to stage of the French Indian War.It was amazing to think of the young man just getting his feet wet and what hed become

As
Review №18

Lots of info packed into a small space! Teenagers also enjoyed it.

La
Review №19

Interesting history!

rd
Review №20

Just to walk where Washington walked is worth the trip.

Sh
Review №21

Just when you think, what could be so special about a little cabin house in the middle of Old Town Winchester? When you open the door to the George Washingtons office, you immediately step back in time to when Winchester was young. Lots of hidden facts that the history books dont tell you.

Pe
Review №22

Great history

Ch
Review №23

It was a nice little place. You just have to walk around and read. Would have been better if the museum attendant would offer more information.

Ea
Review №24

Small, but there is a small tour, and I mean small. Two rooms

He
Review №25

Neat little museum

Je
Review №26

Very cool historic site!

Em
Review №27

I did not go inside. Just stopped by to see the outside of the building, read the signs, sit in the courtyard, and appreciate the history. Great little spot on a busy corner. Worth a visit.

Do
Review №28

Souch about George I didnt lnow

Lo
Review №29

There is nothing here that was owned by George Washington. They didnt even attempt to recreate his office with a desk or surveyors equipment. Just a bunch of history written on the walls that I could have Googled. We should have saved our $10.

Dr
Review №30

Learn how the father of our country got his start

Da
Review №31

This place is a must visit spot for anyone visiting from out of town. Add a walk around this corner towards the walking mall with your visiting guests.

Jo
Review №32

Small museum but very informative. Shows George Washington St an early age. As Colonel in the Virginia militia, he was tasked with building a fort at Winchester.

Ma
Review №33

It is a unique experience that every family to meet the young future Fist president of the USA.

El
Review №34

Great experience to be in such an historic location. Friendly staff with knowledge of the history to answer questions.

wi
Review №35

Worth the stop

Co
Review №36

Really neat to see although it wasnt open when I was there but pretty cool anyway

Do
Review №37

Great historic site. Well worth a visit.

Ri
Review №38

A must-see in Winchester!

Th
Review №39

Pretty cool stop while visiting Old Town Winchester

Br
Review №40

Good history

Lo
Review №41

Nice

Al
Review №42

Nice little place to visit

Ge
Review №43

Historical diamond

Ni
Review №44

I was not impressed. Hardly anything to see for the price. Theres more in the little gift shop than the museum side. Theres stairs to go up but no one is allowed to.

Da
Review №45

It was closed

Je
Review №46

Fun to visit

je
Review №47

Great local history

Tr
Review №48

$5 bucks to get in, crazy to think this was his office!

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  • Address:32 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601, United States
  • Site:https://winchesterhistory.org/george-washingtons-office/
  • Phone:+1 540-662-4412
Categories
  • History museum
  • Historical place museum
  • Local history museum
  • Tourist attraction
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Restaurant:No
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