Kurtz, Adam, House - Winchester, VA
Posted by: robert
N 39° 10.949 W 078° 10.059
17S E 744647 N 4340849
Quick Description: Office, headquarters of George Washington, now a museum
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2006 9:45:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM103X
Between September 1755 and December 1756, Washington kept an office in this small log cabin while he supervised the construction of Fort Loudoun. Original Fort Loudoun cannon on premises, survey equipment, and period artifacts. Get a closer look at George Washington's real hair on display!
The center room of George Washington's Office Museum was used by Colonel George Washington, commander of the Virginia Regiment, as an office between September, 1755 and December, 1756 while he was building Fort Loudoun. The fort, located just north of downtown Winchester, was the largest of the series of forts Colonel Washington was building from the Potomac River to the North Carolina border to protect the colony of Virginia from Indian raids during the French and Indian War.
The center room, which was a simple log cabin during Washington's time, is also the oldest building still standing in Old Town Winchester. Colonel James Wood Winchester's founder built it in 1748 as an office for circuit riders in the Virginia backcountry. Washington used the building during the early phases of the construction of Fort Loudoun.
Building - #76002233
32 W. Cork St.
Winchester, VA USA
County / Borough / Parish: City of Winchester
Year listed: 1976
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1750-1799
Historic function: Domestic
Current function: Recreation And Culture
Privately owned?: no
Season start / Season finish: From: 4/1/2006 To: 10/31/2006
Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 4:00 PM
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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