Slow down, relax, take a stroll, or enjoy a scenic drive in Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia’s Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley. Just 5 hours from New York City via I -78 and I-81, Winchester-Frederick County offers big city amenities with small town charm. ‘Get a better view’ of history, architecture, shopping and dining, family entertainment, the arts and more in this city that is located 72 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., 86 miles south of Gettysburg, and 22 miles north of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park.

Browse antique and thrift stores, pick apples at farm markets, or get close-up and personal with prehistoric dinosaurs! Stroll through Old Town Winchester, dine alfresco, and savor the sights and sounds of one of Virginia’s friendliest towns. Take your family to a festival, play golf, watch a movie at the region’s only drive-in theatre, or relax with a glass of Virginia wine. You deserve it!

Explore national parks, gardens, and close by caverns. See monuments and museums in nearby Washington, D.C.
In Winchester, visitors walk the same streets that George Washington walked in the 18th century, Stonewall Jackson walked in the 19th century, and Patsy Cline walked in the 20th century!

See George Washington’s office, his surveying equipment, and a well that he directed his men to dig – long before he was elected President of the United States.

During the Civil War, Winchester changed hands 70 times between the North & the South, making it the most contested town in the nation! Museums, battlefields, cemeteries, and Trail signs interpret troop movement and civilian life during that stirring period of time.

World renowned country music legend Patsy Cline proudly proclaimed Winchester her home. The Patsy Cline Historic House, the area’s newest attraction, interprets her early life and career.

Make the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center your first stop! Conveniently located off I-81 at Exit 313, the visitors center is the place to get information, maps, discount lodging coupon books, driving directions, souvenirs, and more.

Call 1-877-871-1326 for a free visitors guide.