Museums in WINCHESTER with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Winchester, Virginia, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Old Dominion State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Winchester…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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    Winchester

    Capture the sense of fascination and excitement you had as a child. At the Discovery Museum, families come to feel that wonder, together. The hands-on exhibits and programs, focused on the sciences, ...

  • John Brown Wax Museum

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    (25 miles) Harpers Ferry

    The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • The Brunswick Railroad Museum

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    (30 miles) Brunswick

    On the second floor, the Museum's exhibits tell the history of Brunswick and the people who have lived here. Life-sized recreations of late Victorian rooms are the centerpiece of these exhibits. On ...

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

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    (42 miles) Sterling

    focuses on local agricultural heritage and provides an insight into historical rural life. Includes a play farm interactive exhibit specifically for children.

  • Steven F Udvar Hazi Center

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    (43 miles) Chantilly

    Aviation and space excitement for the whole family in Virginia! With two HUGE hangars filled with thousands of artifacts, including the space shuttle Discovery, this center is great for kids to ...

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    (43 miles) Frederick

    Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our ...

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    (44 miles) Frederick

    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • Gaithersburg Community Museum

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    (52 miles) Gaithersburg

    An interesting and educational museum on the cities' history, set in a beautifully resorted 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex in the lovely Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • The Phillips Collection

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    (63 miles) NW Washington

    The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (18861966). The collection includes Renoir's great masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating ...

  • O Street Museum

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    (63 miles) Washington

    The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum has always been dedicated to exploring the creative process. With more than 100 rooms and 32 secret doors, the collection rotates and changes daily.

  • National Geographic Museum

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    (63 miles) Washington DC

    At National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and ...

  • Harrisonburg Children's Museum

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    (63 miles) Harrisonburg

    A hands-on, interactive museum where children (ages 2-12) and their families can explore and learn together. The museum offers a wide range of activities including culture, science and technology. ...

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art

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    (63 miles) NW Washington DC

    Apart from being a great art gallery, they also do great family programs - recommended for the small people as galleries can be hard work when you are little

  • National Museum of American History

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    (64 miles) NW Washington DC

    Lots for kids to do, check out the special kids section of the website. Lots of hands-on exhibits, old cars, trains - the kid of things that keep the small people amused - can get busy though, so ...

  • United States National Holocaust Museum

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    (64 miles) SW Washington DC

    This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.

  • Madame Tussauds

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    (64 miles) NW Washington

    Visit Madame Tussauds Washington DC and experience our Presidents Gallery; a brand new exhibit that displays all 44 U.S. Presidents in an exciting and interactive environment. The Presidents Gallery ...

  • National Museum of Natural History

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    (64 miles) NW Washington

    Top tip for kids, you might want to make your first stop the first-floor Discovery Room, which is filled with creative hands-on exhibits "for children of all ages." Every now and then, the hall comes ...

  • International Spy Museum

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    (64 miles) Washington

    The only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. An amazing array of public programs, workshops, demonstrations, and action-packed missions to go on!

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

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    (64 miles) Penn Quarter

    Smithsonian American Art Museum is the nations first art collection, and covers the richness and diversity of America's artists

  • National Museum of Crime and Punishment

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    (64 miles) Washington

    Committed to offering an experience that the whole family can enjoy. While there may be some portions of the museum you choose to avoid with your child, there are numerous exhibits and interactives ...

  • Marian Koshland Science Museum

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    (65 miles) NW Washington

    While families are welcome to enjoy up to the minute scientific research it's largely aimed at over 8s, though hands-on activities are offered most weekends.

  • Newseum

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    (65 miles) NW Washington DC

    There are 14 main galleries, many of them hands-on interactive, which are fun and interesting for all ages telling the story of NEWS down the ages

  • Newseum

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    (65 miles) Washington DC

    The Newseum is pleased to announce the return of the popular â

  • National Air and Space Museum

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    (65 miles) Washington

    Hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The Steven F. ...

  • National Gallery of Art

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    (65 miles) Washington DC

    Loads of children's events - family specific things to do on the site and children's audio tour as well. Please visit our webiste for more details on family oriented activities.

  • National Museum of the American Indian

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    (65 miles) SW Washington DC

    The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of Native cultures(check out the website)!!!

  • National Postal Museum

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    (65 miles) NE Washington

    The National Postal Museum is divided into galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. Visitors learn how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance ...

  • American Civil War Wax Museum

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    (66 miles) Gettysburg

    The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The ...

  • Explore & More Childrens Museum

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    (67 miles) Gettysburg

    Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

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    (70 miles) Falmouth

    Explore the historic home of artist Gari Melchers, with nature, art galleries, and trail.

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (88 miles) Staunton

    Go back in time to the lives of those early immigrants before they emigrated to the USA at this fascinating Virginia museum, showcasing traditional rural buildings from Germany, Ireland and even West ...

  • The Johnstown Childrens Museum

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    (90 miles) Johnstown

    A fun children's museum that allows kids to learn through play! With exhibits and activities on geography, history, creative arts, and storytelling.

  • Railroaders Memorial Museum

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    (93 miles) Altoona

    Kids can go back in time with exhibits and artifacts of railroad history, particularly that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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  • Twincreeks Llama Trekking

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    (26 miles) Browntown

    A fun an unusual experience as you take the family out to trek with llamas! Head out into the Virginia wilderness and enjoy the local wildlife as the whole family enjoys this fun day out activity!

  • Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

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    (61 miles) NW Washington DC

    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits ...