Few destinations anywhere offer the diversity of attractions found in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with the combination of scenic beauty, natural caverns, historic sites, and thriving cities with music, arts, festivals, superb dining and shopping.
If you love vibrant small towns and rural scenic beauty, you're going to LOVE Winchester, Virginia! You will feel the heartbeat of this thriving community in Old Town Winchester, where you can stroll a two-block pedestrian mall bursting with unique shops and outdoor cafes. The historic district features incredible architecture, cultural activities, and exciting events. The Sisterhood will be enjoying accommodations at the George Washington Hotel - right in the Old Town.
Not only will you be in walking distance of Old Town, but you'll be able to enjoy a great meal at George’s Food & Spirits, listen to live jazz at The Half Note Lounge, or even indulge in a therapeutic treatment at Saumaj Health Spa.
Winchester is known as the town that changed hands over 70 times during the Civil War, the Winchester area is home to battlefields, museums, and the annual Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment. In fact, we will be visiting the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Artifacts and dioramas convey the story of Virginia in the Civil War. Features of this museum include: the slab glass mural wall by artist Ami Shamir; the Emmy award-winning film, “Field of Lost Shoes”, the Robert Raeburn Civil War Art Gallery and the Kaminsky Gallery of Civil War Firearms.
Retrace the complex journey of our 28th president at The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum as you take a self-guided tour through the museum galleries which explore Wilson’s early years, his eventual presidency, suffrage, prohibition and World War I. The President’s restored 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine is a highlight of the museum. Immerse yourself in a World War I trench exhibit complete with lights and sound to experience what life was like for soldiers as they engaged in battle. Also enjoy an engaging guided tour of President Wilson’s birthplace and experience what life was like when he was born there in 1856.
For our country music fans, we'll be making a stop at the restored historic home of country music legend, Patsy Cline, a Winchester native. And, we'll also be able to pay our respects at her grave in Shenandoah Memorial Park.