The Cold War Museum® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Hours: Saturdays 11-4pm, Sundays 1-4pm, and by appointment. Admission and the orientation tour are free, but we welcome donations.
Location and Directions: The Museum is located at Vint Hill, the former Top Secret signals intelligence base just outside Gainesville, VA, in one of the former Vint Hill Farm Station buildings used during the Cold War by the US Army, the National Security Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency to intercept and interpret coded messages. Our Street Address is 7172 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187 (next to the Vint Hill Craft Winery). Our Mailing Address is P.O. Box 861526, Vint Hill, VA 20187.
Artifacts: Our collections are particularly strong on signals intelligence, image intelligence, aerial surveillance, civil defense, Berlin, the East German secret police (STASI), the Cuban Missile Crisis, and events such as the Pueblo and Liberty incidents. The Museum shares a campus with The Inn at Vint Hill, the Vint Hill Craft Winery, the Covert Café, and Old Bust Head Brewing Company.
For more information about the Museum and the Cold War, visit our website: www.coldwar.org.