Published on February 23, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign on the war experience of the Hollingsworth family, who lived at Abram’s Delight, the oldest dwelling in Winchester.

Abram’s Delight experienced the passage of both the Confederate and Union armies during the war.  The property stood in the path of the First Battle of Winchester and survived the conflict.  Mary Hollingsworth and her siblings occupied the house during the war and Mary was rumored to have been a Union sympathizer.  In the spring of 1864, Union General Franz Sigel and his staff occupied the house and even paid Mary for her troubles.  The structure was first built in 1754 for Isaac Hollingsworth, with additions coming in 1800.

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April 1 to October 31 open daily

Monday- Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

Tour Information:

Group tours are available

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

Adults $5.00, Senior Citizens $4.50, Students K-12 $2.50, Familys $12.00


1340 South Pleasant Valley Drive
Winchester, VA 22601


(540) 662-6519