Few retirement communities have a hometown so rich in history
Before he explored the Antarctic ice flows, Rear Admiral Richard Byrd took his first steps here. Before she wrote great American novels, Pulitzer Prize-winner Willa Cather learned her first words here. Before she became a country music legend, Patsy Cline sang her favorite nursery rhymes here. Winchester, Virginia has been home to great names and great events. How many retirement communities can claim such a diverse group of famous local heroes?
Old Town Winchester is alive with history: it has been a crossroads for the American Revolution, a battleground for the Civil War and headquarters for Stonewall Jackson. Relive the experience at a Civil War reenactment, exploring the Old Court House Civil War Museum, delving into rich resources of the Handley Library or visiting George Washington’s Office. Sample the region’s art and culture, showcased at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Stroll through the 250-year-old marketplace, on the National Register of Historic Districts. Discover a thriving theatre community and wonderfully diverse dining, as well as award winning medical service at Winchester Medical Center. Join our residents for lifelong learning and thrilling performances at Shenandoah University. From First Night fun on New Year’s Eve to the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester always has exciting enticements.