Shoppers and history enthusiasts find hours of entertainment in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia. The rich history of the area links to events from before the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. Martinsburg is surrounded by historical sites and provides the perfect picturesque downtown for hub and spoke tours or good old-fashioned shopping sprees.
It is time to park the bus and let tour passengers explore. The peaceful and delightful town of Martinsburg has great finds at every turn. With innumerable shopping opportunities, the quaint Norman Rockwellesque downtown is sure to charm visitors. The store windows shine with artisan décor, unique finds, spa-worthy luxuries, and antiques only available in such a historic place. Word to the wise: pack an empty suitcase to carry all the new treasures one will find at the downtown shops.
Are you feeling peckish after shopping? Groups find a selection of tasty eats at Martinsburg’s locally-owned restaurants. Choose between world cuisines or go straight to dessert. Visits to DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates and Everything Cheesecake will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
For more eclectic shopping and eateries, groups head 15 minutes east to Shepherdstown, the oldest town in West Virginia. Groups visiting Shepherdstown find the only thing more alive than the local arts scene is hospitality.
It is easy to make a group tour historical in Berkeley County. Historic sites like Morgan Cabin – the home of West Virginia’s first white settlers, the General Adam Stephen House, and The George Washington Heritage Trail pull history from the past and into today. Groups can even see George Washington’s outdoor bathtub in nearby Berkeley Springs. There is an ample amount of Civil War sites, as well. Groups can visit the Martinsburg B&O Roundhouse to see the place once destroyed by Stonewall Jackson’s troops in 1861. Men, of course, are not the only participants in the war. Check out the Berkeley County Museum, located in the home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd at the aptly named Belle Boyd House.
These opportunities and more wait for motorcoach tours in Berkeley County. For information, visit travelwv.com or phone (304) 264-8801.
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Listing Title: Martinsburg-Berkeley County