Winchester played an important role in George Washington's early adult life: both his military and political career began here. As a young man of sixteen, he came to the area to begin what he thought would be his life's profession, surveying. With the earnings from his surveying business he was able to buy a number of acres around Frederick County. He also purchased a lot in the town, enabling him to serve as a Burgess from Frederick County from 1758-1765. George Washington used a little log building, now the middle room of George Washington's Office Museum, as a military office from September 1755 to December of 1756. Open to the public.
Address: Braddock and Cork St., Winchester, VA
Phone Number: (540) 662-4412
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