Kurtz, Adam, House - Winchester, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 20

Long Description:
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
Street address:
32 W. Cork St.
Winchester, VA USA
22601


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

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Marcas_Found visited Kurtz, Adam, House  -  Winchester, VA 2/16/2016 Marcas_Found visited it
Buglady1 visited Kurtz, Adam, House  -  Winchester, VA 7/6/2009 Buglady1 visited it

View all visits/logs