Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum + Old Town Winchester

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“…Winchester lies just outside the Northern Virginia Bubble- on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester feels like any other sleepy small Southern town. (A prominent characteristic of breaking through the Northern Virginia Bubble- you’re suddenly back in the land of Waffle Houses and Sonics. And Winchester has BOTH.)

My girls and I escaped the Bubble for a bit to take in the beauty of sweet little Winchester. Our first stop was the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, a hands-on kids museum featuring four floors of displays, activities, and exhibits. We first went  on a rainy day last fall with a newly-mobile baby. This year, with a hell on wheels curious toddler, it was a whole new experience. The great thing about SVDM compared to other kids museums we have been to (Port Discovery in Baltimore, and Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh just this summer), is it’s relatively free of crowds, so the kids have plenty of room to spread out and really explore the play areas rather than getting lost in a crush of children as they do in the bigger museums…”

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