Published on February 23, 2016

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The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum is housed in the historic 1840 Frederick County Court House, which served as a prison, hospital, and barracks for both sides during the Civil War. Soldiers wrote their names and drew pictures on the walls, some of which can still be seen. The museum features the restored court room, Civil War “graffiti” left by soldier (including the famed “Jeff Davis Curse”), a nationally recognized collection of Civil War relics, and exhibits that tell the fascinating story of the Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley.

The Museum also has a gift shop with many unique items to choose from, as well an extensive selection of new and used Civil War available for purchase.


Regular Hours (April 1 – December 31): Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm;
Winter Hours (January 1 – March 31): Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm

Tour Information:

Group and guided tours are available.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

SVBF Members: Free
Regular Admission (Adults, ages 16-61): $5.00
Senior (62 and Over): $4.50
Children (Under 16): Free
AAA Members: $4.50
National Park Service Members: $3.00
School Groups: Free
Tour Groups: $3.00 per person.


The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum
20 N. Loudon Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(Note: The museum is located on the downtown walking mall.)


540-542-1145 or 540-740-4545