ˇ On Google Maps:
It's a hidden gem full of artifacts and knowledgeable tour guides. They love what they do and it shows. Open on the weekends with no charge and on weekdays for personal tours which they do have to charge for. It's like stumbling into someone's house who happens to be a collector and they opened their house to fellow enthusiasts. If you like history and specifically the Cold War era, you'll enjoy wandering around this two-storey museum. There's also a nearby winery and cafe, although the case is closed on Sundays so plan accordingly.
They have some great artifacts and the site (Vint Hill) has a unique history, but the real draw is the people there, especially Mike. They know their stuff and some of them were active in the Cold War. If you go, get them talking! We spent about 4.5 hours here. The stories were that good!
Great hole in the wall collection of history. Came down for a presentation at the brewery next store. Great knowledgeable volunteers.
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ˇ On Yelp
This is one secret about the cold war that should get out as widely as possible!
Very interesting museum packed with all sort of WWII and Cold War listening equipment. All the Soviet era uniforms were quite impressive. I was stationed there for 2 years at the Calibration detachment. I knew we were an intelligence gathering post, but not into the nuts and bolts. Highly educational. Glad to have been part of that history.
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