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Abram's Delight Museum near Washington, DC

1340 S Pleasant Valley Rd Winchester, VA 22601
Abram’s Delight Museum was built in 1754, it is the oldest house in the Winchester, Virginia.

It was owned by the Hollingsworth family for about 200 years and the architecture of the house is from the Scotch-Irish settlers. In 1972 Abram’s Delight was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and the just one year later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, Abram’s Delight serves as a historic house museum in Winchester, VA.

Abram’s Delight Museum is interesting because the house contains a variety of Victorian pieces. Visiting Abram’s Delight Museum gives some insight into how early settlers settled in Winchester, VA. Abram’s Delight is a historical place it is filled with plenty of stories from the past.

Abraham Hollingsworth and his wife Ann built the house in 1728. After their deaths, the house was inherited by their second son, Isaac. Issac was a leading member in the local Quaker meeting. He used the house for Quaker meetings. The Abram’s Delight home was in the middle of the war, fortunately, the home did not receive any physical damage because the Quackers were neutral in battle. Abram’s Delight was also used to treat wounded soldiers from both sides.

If you love history, you have to come out to see this beautiful house. It is amazing to see that the house is still standing strong after 200 years. You have to experience the tour guide of the house, they make the frontier experience come to life. There is original candle equipment located in the basement. It is always nice to see the actual equipment that was used in the past by the settlers. The past helps to shape our future and this house has a lot of interesting facts about the past. You absolutely must see this house if you are traveling in Winchester, VA.


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