Old Court House Civil War Museum

Old Court House Civil War Museum

The courthouse was originally built in 1840 to serve the citizens of Winchester and Frederick County to replace the 1741 courthouse that was on the same site at one time. Winchester's newest Civil War museum is located in the town's historic 1840 courthouse, which served as prison and hospital to both Northern and Southern troops. Their graffiti scribbles on the walls are still visible. Nearby is Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum, which is housed in the building where the general planned his now famous Shenandoah Valley campaign.