Events at THE FORT: Autumn in the Valley

There are so many great activities on schedule for the Shenandoah Valley this fall.   THE FORT will be right in the heart of many of the activities in Old Town Winchester VA. For a full rundown of events.  Check out the Access Monthly Guide for October 2017   Here are some things that are going…

SEPTEMBER RENOVATION UPDATE

This summer our renovation team continued to tackle every inch of THE FORT to bring it back to life.   Below you will see some photos of the extensive masonry work completed at THE FORT.     The team at Urban Development Partners removed the entire second and third floor systems.   Be sure to…

History at THE FORT: Back to School

Most of our area schools have been back in session for several weeks.    THE FORT has a storied history of educating many young women.    This week we take another glimpse back into the past at photo of THE FORT.   Here we can see THE FORT when it was known as the Fort…

History at THE FORT: George Washington in Winchester

THE FORT has held a significant presence in Winchester VA’s history since its construction began in in May of 1756.    We cannot wait to unveil all the beautiful restoration work that has taken place this summer to our followers! Did you know that per Mt. Vernon’s website George Washinton spent more nights in Winchester VA than…

Happenings at THE FORT: The Great American Eclipse

Monday’s Eclipse will be a once in a lifetime event for Winchester VA inhabitants.  The positioning of the eclipse over North America it what makes it unique.   Hence it’s name “The Great America Eclipse”.    It’s amazing to think that THE FORT and its past inhabitants have witnessed similar solar events, though not quite…

History at THE FORT: Picnic Party

It is hard to believe we are nearly midway through August.   2017 has been a fun and exciting year of careful restoration at THE FORT.    We look forward to sharing the progress of the project this fall with all of our history loving fans.     This week we journey back into the…

Art & Culture at THE FORT: Local Vineyards

Looking to enjoy a fantastic glass of wine?   You are in luck! THE FORT is located in the heart of Frederick County Virginia.   If you are a wine enthusiast there are many quality vineyards nearby.  There are two vineyards in Frederick County.      Check out their websites for a full list of…