The oldest house in Winchester, Virginia, is Abram’s Delight, which was built in 1754 by Isaac Hollingsworth on land that Abraham Hollingsworth purchased in 1732. Located at 1340 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA 22601. Abram’s Delight is a prime example of Quaker architecture in the valley. Its main section was built by Hollingsworth’s son Isaac, and later added on to by his descendants.
Visit Abram’s Delight, a well-preserved historic house that is one block north of US 50. Built in 1754, this historic house was named after Isaac Hollingsworth’s father who had declared it a “delight to behold.” Inside, visitors will find period furnishings and artwork from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Tours are guided and last about 30 minutes.
While the house was once occupied, Mary Hollingsworth’s death was the final chapter in her life. The city of Winchester purchased the mill in 1890 and used it as the city’s municipal water source until 1956. The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society purchased the home and converted it into a museum. Cissy Shull joined the organization in 1990 and had an office in Abram’s Delight for three years. In the intervening 27 years, Shull has contacted Mary Hollingsworth’s ghost. Discover More about Winchester here.
The museum is open daily, April 1 to October 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 12 noon to four p.m. on Sundays. Admission to the museum costs $5 for adults and $4.50 for seniors. If you’re traveling by car, consider taking a cab or bus to Winchester. The museum is located next to Winchester’s oldest compound.
While in Winchester, be sure to stop at the Old Court House Civil War Museum. This landmark building was used as a courthouse, prison, and barracks during the Civil War. The museum attracts visitors from all over the country. Guests can learn about the significance of the Civil War in the region and explore the famous “Jeff Davis Curse” message from the 1840s.
The Hollingswortth House is a historic home built around 1728. Susie, our docent, was a great help. The house was nicely restored and contained period appropriate furniture. It was even adorned with original pieces. There were three floors to explore and original floors were incredible. The history of Winchester is vast, and we were thrilled to discover it. And, of course, we didn’t get to visit the mill, but that’s what you need to do!
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