Plan Your Visit
At the MSV
Standard lunch items available in the Café include soup, salads, sandwiches, and quiche. Lunch, desserts, and over two dozen varieties of tea are served Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (winter hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from January through March).
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The Museum Store offers a wide variety of items unique to the Shenandoah Valley.
The picnic area outside the garden entrance is available Tuesday through Sunday, April through October.
Let your friends and family know you've experienced the MSV! Send them a postcard available in the Museum Store!
You could easily spend the better part of a day at this museum site. The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is open year-round and the gardens are open seasonally April through October. The house is now closed until 2014 for a preservation project. Plan for at least one hour to explore the gardens and another hour or more in the Museum galleries. One good approach is to experience the gardens in the morning, have lunch in the Museum Café, and see the galleries in the afternoon, or vice versa.
Open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Museum Café is also a good place for afternoon tea (winter café hours are from January through March, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum Store offers an array of unique Valley gift items. Shop the store online too!
From April through October, there is also
a picnic area available on site. Offering seven tables with umbrellas,
the picnic area is near the entrance to the gardens. Feel free to bring
your own lunch (or get lunch "to go" from the Café) and enjoy this pleasant