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Main Street Martinsburg



Martinsburg

Attractions:

  • The Downtown Historic District encompasses the majority of the original town as designed in 1773, with several architecturally and historically significant buildings. This Main Street community offers 10 blocks of shopping, featuring jewelry, antique, flower, book and chocolatier marts.
  • The Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Roundhouse, rebuilt in 1866-1872 after being burned by Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate troops during the Civil War, now serves as a designated National Historic Landmark and community center for public events.
  • The Belle Boyd House, home of a notorious female Confederate spy, now houses the Berkeley County Historical Society.
  • The Berkeley County Historical Society and Landmarks Commission offers self-guided walking and driving tours and guided trolley tours of Martinsburg and Berkeley County.

Signature Events:

  • On Bike Night, an estimated 2,000 motorcycles gather for a ride through the scenic countryside, then rumble in parade to downtown Martinsburg. The street festival includes live music, a beer garden, food and merchandise vendors. The event takes place the third weekend in August.
  • The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival in October celebrates the role of apples in history and culture with a parade, juried arts, apple pie baking contest and more.
  • The West Virginia Book Faire at Olde Town Martinsburg in November features authors, workshops, refreshments and food for thought.
  • Meandering through Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties, the 112 mile Washington Heritage Trail is open for scenic motor driving, bicycling and motorcycling.
  • The Palette Project invites local artists to paint an artist’s palette in their choice of medium. The artwork is displayed throughout Martinsburg.

Program Manager:

Main Street Martinsburg
142 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Population: 14,972
Phone: (304) 262-4200
Fax: (304) 264-2136
www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com
rlewis@mainstreetmartinsburg.com