Discover the "Apple Capital of the World," a town ripe with history and a down-home-cooking food scene that can't be beat. Learn more about the area's local culture with our Winchester travel guide.
Winchester, VA Hotels
Vacation with Choice Hotels in Winchester, VA and enjoy the Shenandoah Valley's natural beauty. Winchester is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The area was once the Shawnee Indian camping grounds and in 1732 the town became home to Quakers. Before the American Revolution, George Washington held his first public office representing the community. Battles during the French and Indian War, American Revolution and the Civil War are all part of Winchester's history. Many historical attractions are just minutes from nearby Winchester hotels.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley focuses on the history of the area. Divided into three sections to explore, the complex includes a museum, a six-acre garden and a historical house. At Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, you will enjoy the display of priceless artifacts. Surprisingly, the headquarters for Confederate Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is not a big building, but it is a beautiful home. Walking around the Old Court House Civil War Museum, you will see more than 3,000 Civil War artifacts collected from the area battles. Take a close look at the building, as graffiti from both Northern and Southern soldiers can be viewed. Abraham Hollingsworth brought his family to the Shenandoah Valley in the early 1700s. He built an elaborate brick house on 582 acres which compared to his neighbors' cabins was considered a mansion. Now a museum, Abram's Delight is an interactive tour of the Hollingsworth's family homestead. Discover how the family lived in the early 1800s and view a cabin also located on the grounds.
The Glen Burnie Historic House and Gardens is perfect to walk through at your own pace. The interior of the house is decorated with fine furniture, decorative arts and paintings. Outside, the gardens surround the home and offer six acres of beautiful foliage, which include a rose garden. Your kids will love the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, the only hands-on interactive museum exclusively for children in the area. The mock hospital emergency room and the apple production line will keep the kids busy.
Beautiful scenery, family-friendly attractions and interesting historical tours are all near Winchester, VA hotels. Make your reservation with Choice Hotels today.