Why You Need to Visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Whether you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day or a place to learn a little bit about the area, you will love the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley! With a variety of galleries and exhibitions, stunning gardens, and a historic house on-site, there is hours worth of entertainment. Learn a little about the area during your stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring!

There are tons of historic attractions like the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley near The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Learn all about them and more in our complimentary Vacation Guide! We know that planning a trip can be challenging, so we created this free guide to save you from hours of research. Find some of our favorite things to do in the area like:

  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels
  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area
  • Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Galleries

The second level of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley holds their 4 galleries. The Shenandoah Valley Gallery is the perfect spot to learn about the area. Here, you’ll find multimedia presentations and dioramas that teach about the Valley and its interesting past. The Founders Gallery and R. Lee Taylor Miniatures Gallery highlight the decorative arts of the area. Enjoy pieces from Rembrandt, portraits from the 1600s through 1800s, and house miniatures created by the museum’s late curator of gardens. The last gallery offers continually changing exhibits throughout the year.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Gardens

The Glen Burnie Gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley are absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy 7 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds around the historic home. Originally created as formal gardens in 1956, they are now maintained to keep their beauty year round. Here, you’ll find different sections that each have different plants. Enjoy the Rose Garden, Perennial Garden, Vegetable Garden, and more!

Glen Burnie House

Take a step back in time when you enter the Glen Burnie House. The 254-acre estate was built between 1794 and 1797. After a long 2-year renovation in 2014, this historic home is now open to the public for self-guided tours. When visiting, you’ll get to see belongings and decorations from some of the previous families that lived there. Learn all about its residents and their extravagant lifestyles filled with entertainment from the interpretive panels found around the home.

Stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring

The Inn at Vaucluse Spring is just 20 minutes away from the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley! As soon as you step onto our property, you’ll instantly feel the calmness of our natural oasis. Stroll through our breathtaking gardens complete with a melodious spring before retreating back to your cozy room or private cottage. Book your getaway today!