A must-see! The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a regional cultural center that includes galleries, seven acres of gardens, the Glen Burnie House, a Museum Store, and a Makerspace Studio. Galleries display changing exhibitions and Shenandoah Valley decorative arts, 18th– and 19th-century European and American fine art, and a fascinating collection of miniature houses and rooms. The landscape surrounding the house includes rose, statue, vegetable, Asian, and perennial gardens. Inside the house, explore the stories of those who lived in Glen Burnie from 1796 to 1992. Light snacks and refreshments are available in the Museum Store. Picnics welcome.
Now through May 10, 2020, Vital Force is a new exhibition featuring the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s growing collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art. The MSV contemporary art collection is composed of works by artists who are from the Shenandoah Valley, working in the region, or depicting scenes and subjects of the Valley in their art.
Upcoming Exhibitions at the MSV:
Steinlen: Cats (May 2-Sept. 1, 2019)
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light (June 1-Sept. 1, 2019)
Ghosts of a Forgotten Landscape (June 13–June 21, 2020)
Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region (October 11, 2019-January 12, 2020)
At 214 acres, the MSV is the largest green space and only remaining working farm in the City of Winchester. Fundraising is underway for The Trails at the MSV , a project that will open 90 acres of the MSV landscape as a free-admission public park with more than three miles of trails through woods, wetlands, and farm fields
Museum Galleries: Open Year-Round
Gardens and Glen Burnie House: Open seasonally April 2 through December
Group Tours: Discounted rates and special tours are available for adult and student groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required for all group tours.
Points from North:
I-81 south to Exit 317 then follow signs for Route 37 south to Route 50 (Winchester/Romney exit); Turn left onto Route 50/Amherst Street. After one mile, the entrance is on the right.
Points from South:
1-81 north to Exit 310, then follow signs for Route 37 north to Route 50 (Winchester/Romney exit); Turn right onto Route 50/Amherst Street. After one mile, the entrance is on the right.