Hours & Admission
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday). Admission includes the galleries, gardens and Glen Burnie House (admission is not required to visit the first floor of the Museum where you can enjoy Art in the Halls and shop in the Museum Store. Please begin your visit in the Museum Lobby where admission tickets are sold. The walk from the Museum to the gardens takes less than five minutes; however, a visit to the site may easily last more than two hours. Additional admission about hours of operation and admission fees is available here.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Several wheelchairs are available for use free of charge during your MSV visit. Simply ask the Visitor Services in the Museum Lobby.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes for your visit and dress for the weather to tour the gardens. In the event of rain—without thunder or lightning—the gardens are open (bring an umbrella). In the event of thunder or lightning, the gardens will close. Lockers are available free of charge in the lobby area for visitors to store coats, small bags, and umbrellas.
Dining & Picnic Options
Picnics are welcome in the Museum Gardens. From April through December, a picnic area is open to guests at the garden entrance. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Several bistro tables are located on the first floor of the MSV (two seats per table).
No Pets Please
Only service animals are permitted inside the gardens and galleries. Please do not bring your pets with you.
Photography at the Museum
The Museum encourages its guests to take casual photographs and videos of their visit for their own personal use. However, personal photographs and videos may not be used for any commercial purpose or duplicated for sale, and any photo/video footage taken at the MSV may not be used for promoting commercial products or services.
All Professional photographers must pay a location fee to use the gardens for photo shoots (see below).
There are some photography restrictions for all photographers at the MSV:
During your visit to the MSV you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a MSV employee or contract photographer. Your attendance serves as permission for the use of your image by the MSV and its constituents.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Atten: Collections Department
901 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
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