Current and Upcoming Events:

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION-
May 1-Oct. 31: Saturdays
10am - 5pm &
Sundays
12-5pm - Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum are open.


GHOST TOURS OF THE ADAM STEPHEN HOUSE & OLD MARTINSBURG/
GRAVEYARDS,
On Fridays & Saturdays Oct 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, and 26 & 27, at 7 pm -
Led by Justin Stevens of Haunted History and Legends Tours of Martinsburg WV. Call 304-261-7470 for reservations.

COLONIAL CHRISTMAS,
Saturdays & Sundays Dec 1 & 2 and 8 & 9
from 4 to 8 pm-
Step back in time to the year 1778 in the Stephen House and visit the Christmas shop in the Triple Brick Building next door.

ADAM STEPHEN ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON,
On the 1st Wednesday of each month
12:00 noon--
Luncheon meeting of the Association. Call 304-267-4434 for information.

TRI-STATE GROTTO MEETING
On the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
at 7 p.m.,
Tri-State Grotto, Chapter of the National Speleological Society, in the Triple Brick Building.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month,
at 7 p.m.,
Features Civil War topics each month, in the Triple Brick Building.


RELATED LINKS:



General Adam Stephen House Facebook Page

Adam Stephen's Waistcoat at the Smithsonian

Adam Stephen Tunnels Project (Video)

Adam Stephen House Tunnel Photosynth

General Adam Stephen Chapter, SAR

Martinsburg-Berkeley Co. Convention-Visitor Bureau

Berkeley County Historical Society

George Washington Heritage Trail

Ghosts of Shepherdstown

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Martinsburg Heritage Festival Events--May 2018
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Explore the town’s history and enjoy exhibits, tours, demonstrations, vendors, entertainment and activities during this celebration of Martinsburg's unique past and culture!

Friday, May 11, 2018:
6:30pm-- Opening Ceremony at the Adam Stephen Monument in the 600 block of South Queen Street, conducted by patriotic groups and local organizations with Boy Scout Troop 25 serving as Color Guard and music by bagpipe player Robert Mitchell.
8:00pm--Ghost tours: "Haunted History and Legends of Martinsburg," a 2-hour walking tour around Martinsburg of ghost sites and scary stories of old town Martinsburg. Not recommended for under age 12 due to mature subject matter. Tickets are $15. Reservations are required 304-261-7470.

Saturday, May 12, 2018:
8:00-10:00am--Founding Fathers Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at the historic Trinity UM Church, 220 West Martin Street, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 25. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 13.
9:00am-5:00pm-Great Train Raid at the Martinsburg Roundhouse. Access from train station at 229 East Martin Street. Roundhouse tours on the half hour, historical speaker program, Civil War living historian displays, railroad books and memorabilia, author of Civil War history books Bob O’Connor, local food and drink vendors. Admission fees: $5 for adults, $3 for students, children under 5 free.
10:00am-Western expansion: the B&O, C&O, and Old Cumberland Road.
11:00am-Rebecca Lady Society (women’s dress of the day).
12:00pm-Civil War spies.
1:00pm-Medical services.
2:00pm-A General’s view.
3:00pm-Bob O’Connor, author of historical books about the Civil War.
4:00pm-Talk about destruction of the original Martinsburg Roundhouse, 1861-1862.

10:00am-5:00pm-Historic site tours at participating sites including Adam Stephen House & Tunnels, Belle Boyd House, Boydville, Martinsburg Roundhouse, Sumner-Ramer Museum at the Ramer Center, and Triple Brick Museum. Hours for tours may vary a little at some sites. The trolley will be providing free transportation between listed sites between 9:30am and 6:00pm.
10:00am-5:00pm-Activities at various locations including: --Adam Stephen House,309 East John Street, free tours of house by the General Adam Stephen Memorial Association; free tours of the tunnels and exhibits by the Tri- State Grotto chapter of the National Speleological Society; yard sale by the Adam Stephen Association; lunch and refreshments for sale by the Martinsburg Lions Club; local honey sales; plant sale; blacksmith, basket-making, and laundry house demonstrations; black powder rifle demonstration by Gene Butts; information booth by Berkeley Border Guards chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Exhibit of water-color paintings by Lannie Mullenax in the Triple Brick Museum.
--Belle Boyd House, 126 East Race Street, free tours of the house by Berkeley County Historical Society and the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau; tourist information center.
--Boydville, 601 South Queen Street, free tours by Jonathon & Meagan Mann and Family & by the Friends of Boydville; information on booking weddings & events at historic Boydville.
--Martinsburg Roundhouse, access by overhead pedestrian bridge at Caperton train station, 229 East Martin Street. Roundhouse tours on the half hour. $5 for adults, $3 for students, children under 5 free.
--Sumner-Ramer Museum at the Ramer Center, 515 W. Martin Street, free tours of the museum of the last African-American public school that operated in Berkeley County.
10:00am-1:00pm: Cindy’s Petting Zoo small animal petting zoo and free pony rides for small children at General Adam Stephen House, 309 East John Street.
12:00-3:00pm-Performance by Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band at Adam Stephen House, 309 East John Street.
1:00-2:30pm-”Stories in Stone” at Green Hill Cemetery, 484 East Burke Street, sponsored by the Berkeley County Historical Society. Bring a lawn chair and hear tales of the permanent residents of the cemetery.
8:00pm--Ghost tours: "Haunted History and Legends of Martinsburg," a 2-hour walking tour around Martinsburg of ghost sites and scary stories of old town Martinsburg. Not recommended for under age 12 due to mature subject matter. Tickets are $15. Reservations are required 304-261-7470.

Sunday, May 13, 2018:
9:00am-5:00pm-Great Train Raid at the Martinsburg Roundhouse. Access from train station at 229 East Martin Street. Roundhouse tours on the half hour, historical speaker program, Civil War displays, railroad books and memorabilia, local food and drink vendors. Admission fees: $5 for adults, $3 students, children under 5 free.
10:00am-Civil War period church service at the Martinsburg Roundhouse. Public invited.
11:00am-Signal Corps.
12:00pm-Belle Boyd myths.
1:00pm-Bob O’Connor, author of historical books about the Civil War.
2:00pm-Civilian life during the Civil War.
3:00pm-The Great Upheaval: the Railroad Strike of 1877.
4:00pm-Border Town: Changing Allegiance to the United States and the Confederacy.

10:00am-5:00pm-Activities at various locations including: --Adam Stephen House,309 East John Street, free tours of house; yard sale by the Adam Stephen Association; and exhibit of water-color paintings by Lannie Mullenax in the Triple Brick Museum.
--Belle Boyd House, 126 East Race Street, free tours of the house by Berkeley County Historical Society and the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau; tourist information center.
--Martinsburg Roundhouse, access by overhead pedestrian bridge at Caperton train station, 229 East Martin Street. Roundhouse tours on the half hour. $5 for adults, $3 for students, children under 5 free.

 
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