I-81 Exit 317 or Exit 310
A must-see! The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a regional cultural center that includes galleries, seven acres of gardens, the Glen Burnie House, a Museum Store, and a Makerspace Studio. Galleries display changing exhibitions and Shenandoah Valley decorative arts, 18th and 19th century European and American fine art, and a fascinating collection of miniature houses and rooms. The landscape surrounding the house includes rose, statue, vegetable, Asian, and perennial gardens. Inside the house, explore the stories of those who lived in Glen Burnie from 1796 to 1992. Light snacks and refreshments are available in the Museum Store. Picnics welcome.
Now through October 31, 2021, a fascinating fiber art exhibition presents contemporary textiles and mixed-media works created by artists from New Image, an all-female group of active studio artists from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, who work primarily with cloth, paper, and alternative materials. Inspired by the natural landscape of the Shenandoah Valley and the materials used by New Image artists, Rock, Paper, Scissors presents a wide range of art, from standard quilts to three-dimensional works. On Rock, Paper, Scissors is organized and curated by Shenandoah Valley resident Trudi Van Dyke.
Other Exhibitions at the MSV:
Art in the Halls, now through April 19, 2021.
Vital Force, now through Dec 2022.
At 214 acres, the Trails at the MSV Trails is now open daily from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. This is a free-admission public park with more than three miles of trails through woods, wetlands, and farm fields
Museum Galleries: Open Year-Round
Gardens and Glen Burnie House: Open seasonally April 2 through December
Group Tours: Discounted rates and special tours are available for adult and student groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required for all group tours.
Points from North:
I-81 south to Exit 317 then follow signs for Route 37 south to Route 50 (Winchester/Romney exit); Turn left onto Route 50/Amherst Street. After one mile, the entrance is on the right.
Points from South:
1-81 north to Exit 310, then follow signs for Route 37 north to Route 50 (Winchester/Romney exit); Turn right onto Route 50/Amherst Street. After one mile, the entrance is on the right.