City of Winchester

Winchester is a historic city located at the top Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Founded in 1744 by Colonel James Wood, Winchester is the oldest city in the Commonwealth west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Winchester is home to several national icons including country music legend Patsy Cline, jazz musician John Kirby, baseball star Spottswood Poles, and Civil War General Stonewall Jackson. Winchester is also where America’s first President George Washington was elected to his first public office. Winchester is also known for its vibrant Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, magnificent historic architecture, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Shenandoah University, John Handley High School, and its friendly small town charm.

 Welcome to Winchester, Virginia!