When you stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, you will be immersed in history. Our property has a unique story of its own, but once you travel outside of our Shenandoah Valley oasis, you will find learning opportunities everywhere you look! One of our favorite spots to learn about American history is Washington’s Office Museum. Here, you will get to see our first president’s actual office and learn about his life.
Are you planning on seeing more historical sites in the Shenandoah Valley? Our complimentary Vacation Guide is here to help! We know that planning a trip can be challenging, so we created our free guide to save you from hours of research. In it, you’ll find historic spots like Washington’s Office Museum, date night ideas, outdoor adventure, and more!
History Behind Washington’s Office Museum
During the months between September 1755 and December 1756, General George Washington used a small log cabin as his office during the time Fort Loudoun was being built. He planned and supervised the fort during his time here amidst the French and Indian War. After bringing his own blacksmiths from Mount Vernon and creating 450 barracks for men behind the strong log walls, it was thought that this fort would stand the test of time. Now, the only thing that remains is its deep well.
Visiting Washington’s Office Museum
Visiting Washington’s Office Museum is like stepping into the past. It is your opportunity to walk where the first president of the United States once walked! Explore the space and read the informative panels placed amongst artifacts. Learn all about Washington’s early life in Winchester, his time in the war, and more! Plus, there are even historical relics for viewing. See a cannon from the original fort, personal items such as Washington’s survey equipment, and more!
Washington’s Office Museum Details
Washington’s Office Museum is open every day from April 1 to October 31. You can visit 10 AM to 4 PM on Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 4 PM on Sundays. Admission is just $5 and it is less than a half hour away from The Inn at Vaucluse Spring!
Stay in Our Historic Inn
If you have a soft spot for American history, you will love staying at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring! Each room, cabin, and common area has a story. Our inn was originally built in 1785 by the young Revolutionary War Captain Strother Jones as his family home. The estate was passed on to family members through the Civil War. Due to unknown circumstances, the use of this gorgeous property halted, and it was in terrible condition until its restoration began in 1997. Now, our property is back to its former glory and ready for you to come visit! Experience our soaring windows, high ceilings, intricately carved mantels, and more.
Not only is our property of historic significance, our Shenandoah Valley resort is near all the attractions you could dream of! Visit places like Washington’s Office Museum in under a half hour, or spend the day exploring the surrounding mountains. No matter what you choose to do during your stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, we will be your home away from home. What are you waiting for? Browse our charming accommodations, then book your stay today!