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…

Happenings at THE FORT: Music to our ears!

THE FORT is really coming to life after many months of carefully crafted restoration efforts.   We cannot wait to share updated photos and release more information to our fans in the very near future.     This week we are going to highlight the live music scene in our area. Music is the movement of…

Happenings Around THE FORT: Art & Culture

If you are a fan of art and culture, then living in Old Town Winchester VA is the place for you.   THE FORT is located near many excellent local art galleries.  We have a rich and vibrant exhibition scene.    Love theater?   Our local university and small theater offer numerous opportunities during the…

History at THE FORT: Ladies in White

Progress at THE FORT is heating up with the summer months.   We are excited to have some new pictures and information about the project coming soon!    Meanwhile, let’s journey into the past once more.     This week we journey back to 1910. At this time THE FORT was called Fort Loudoun Seminary.…

Events at THE FORT: Celebrate the 4th

This long weekend is JAM PACKED with great events!  Old Town Winchester is hosting the fun    Rocking Independence Eve event!   Here is a full list of all the local activities… Make to celebrate and enjoy!    Check back next week for more updates about our progress at THE FORT! Fourth of July Fireworks and Independence…

JUNE RENOVATION UPDATE

Exciting news!   THE FORT is moving into its next phase of renovations, and the historical renovation team is very excited to see all their hard work coming to life inside the property. We are pleased to announce that after many months of intensive framing and repair, Fort Loudoun Condominiums have entered drywall stage. This…

History at THE FORT: Looking Back

  Tonight kicks off the popular summer event series in Old Town Winchester VA called First Friday.    This event features live music and many awesome seasonal events.    Old Town Winchester offers a vibrant entertainment scene to enjoy!    Also kicking off this weekend is a new fitness series at the Taylor Pavilion on…

History at THE FORT: A Summer Stroll

One of the many benefits of residing at THE FORT is the close proximity to many fun summer activities.   If you are a fan of long summer strolls, fine eclectic cuisine, outdoor concerts then Old Town Winchester has you covered all summer long. This week we turn back the clock to 1845 and check out…

History at THE FORT: The Remains

Renovations are moving swiftly along at THE FORT and we cannot wait to share the next series of significant improvements at the site. Meanwhile, check out this sketch of 411 N. Loudoun St. by a J. Taylor from 1864.  This sketch was featured in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on Dec. 31st of that year.  …

History at THE FORT: Honoring and Remembering

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to honor and remember those who have served our country.    In today’s glimpse into the past, we see a group of Fort Loudoun Primary Students pictured with the sash used to carry the mortally wounded General Braddock off the field.   This picture is from the 1925 school catalog, and…