Things to do in Winchester
Looking for ideas of what to do in Winchester? Below is a list of some sights and attractions that you can explore and see while you are here in the area. Whether you are scoping out some adventure or kicking back with a night in, there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a change of scenery and a quick day trip, we are an hour and a half from downtown DC. After your stay with us, jet back home via Washington Dulles International Airport, only 50 miles away.
- Abram’s Delight Museum
- Apple Blossom Mall
- Long Branch
- Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
- Old Court House Civil War Museum
- Old Town Winchester
- Patsy Cline Historic House
- Rock Harbor Golf Course
- Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
- Shenandoah University
- Ski Cove Snow Tubing
- Stonewall Jackson Headquarters Museum
- The Family Drive-In Theater
- The Wagon Wheel Ranch
- Third Winchester Battlefield
- Washington Dulles International Airport
- Winchester Speedway
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- Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - Join us every year to celebrate the blossoming of our Apple Trees! With more than thirty events including band competitions, dances, parades, a 10K race, and more - the Festival is an event the entire family will enjoy.
- Third Winchester Battlefield - The Battle of Opequon, more commonly known as the Third Battle of Winchester, was fought on September 19, 1864, during the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. Walk the battlefields and learn how the battle was fought, plus enjoy a great hike.
Museums / Monuments
- Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - Dedicated to interpreting the art, history and culture of the area. Offers five exhibition galleries and Glen Burnie, the home of Winchester's founder, James Wood.
- Stonewall Jackson Headquarters Museum - The museum is meant to honor the memory of General Jackson’s military genius as Robert E. Lee’s most valuable officer. His sincerity and valor moved men’s spirits to follow him against any odds. General Jackson’s office is essentially the same as when he used it, so it does preserve the essence of his surroundings at that time.
- Abram's Delight Museum - Abram’s Delight Museum, Winchester’s oldest home and home of the Hollingsworth family, is a joy to tour. Visitors are treated to family heirlooms and original objects from the mid 18th and early 19th century in the home of one of Winchester’s most prominent families.
- Patsy Cline Historic House - Walk where Patsy Cline walked, see where she lived, slept and spent her "prime years" while pursuing her music career. Enjoy a detailed tour of the Patsy Cline Historic House.
- Long Branch - Located at the foot of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Historic Long Branch is one of the most historic elegant manor homes in Virginia hunt country. The grounds of Historic Long Branch are graced by beautiful gardens dedicated to Sheila Macqueen.
- The Old Court House Civil War Museum - The Old Court House Civil War Museum is a new museum which tells of Winchester's role in the Civil War, when it see‑sawed between Union and Confederate hands.
- Old Town Winchester - Enjoy the shops and cafes in Old Town Winchester.
- Apple Blossom Mall - Apple Blossom Mall welcomes you to a great day of shopping! With over 90 stores, specialty merchants and restaurants, our associates are excited to serve your personal shopping needs in the best way possible. The mall is a favorite shopping destination for local shoppers and travelers alike, sitting directly on Interstate 81 at the Route 50 crossroad.
- Winchester Sportsplex - The Sportsplex in Winchester, VA is a great way to spend the day with the family. Enjoy features such as the Climbing Wall, Arcade, Soccer/Lacrosse Fields, and more.
- Carmike Cinemas - Catch the latest movie flick with your favorite candy at the Carmike Cinemas in Winchester, VA.
- Winchester Speedway - Join us for an auto show, a motorcycle show, or a car race at the Winchester Speedway racetrack.
- Rock Harbor Golf Course - This jewel in the Shenandoah Valley is distinct in its abundance of rock, water and orchards. Its elevation variance and course length stretches from the shortest course of 3800 yards to the longest of 7200 yards. Spacious tee boxes, rolling greens, and a variety of shot options provide a schematic for all levels of play.
- The Wagon Wheel Ranch - Trot back to nature at the Wagon Wheel Ranch all year long! Ride through herds of cattle, watch bald eagles soar, or enjoy the view of the Blueridge mountains.
- Ski Cove Snow Tubing - Experience the thrill of snow tubing down 135 feet of elevation! Their trail is more than 900 feet long and offers a rope tow to take you back to the top, where the warm building, complete with hot beverages and refreshments await you at the snack bar.
- The Family Drive-In Theater - The Family Drive-In is one of seven drive-ins left in the state of Virginia and is the only drive in movie theater left in Northern VA. Featuring a playground, concession stand, two screens and a great soundtrack through the speakers before the movie. This family friendly facility also allows pets so bring your dog and enjoy some good old fashioned family fun.