Just a little over an hour west of Washington DC, where rivers meet mountains and history happens, Martinsburg-Berkeley, WV is the perfect destination for lovers of history. From George Washington to geocaching, railroads to rivers, Martinsburg is at the heart of amazing stories and historic significance.

When the B&O railroad arrived in Martinsburg in the 1840s, it not only became a hub of commerce, but the Historic Roundhouse they built also became a hub in many chapters of America’s story. 

Built of native limestone in the late 1770s to early 1780s, the Adam Stephen House is a fine example of colonial stone architecture. The house has been restored and is furnished with period pieces. Adjoining it is the Triple Brick Museum, built in 1874 and rented out as housing to railroad workers. The building now contains a museum of artifacts and life memorabilia in old Martinsburg.

Visit the childhood home of Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy. This stalwart young woman crossed military lines several times to pass information to General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. The Belle Boyd House also serves as the county’s historical museum and is the location of the county Visitors Center. Located next door to the Belle Boyd house, the Historical Society has a wealth of photographs, family records, maps, books, microfiche and more.

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After a day immersed in the past, relax and dine in downtown Martinsburg-berkeley. Brix 27 is designed as a gathering space for friends and family. A pairing of old world ambiance with a modern flare. Their small plates are crafted to bolster sharing and pairing with their extensive wine collection.  The Historic McFarland House restaurant is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday with a culinary journey like you have never experienced before featuring the extraordinary cuisine of Executive Chef William Walden.