Top 10 Things to do in Martinsburg, United States

November 11, 2017 Hector Krause

Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the tip of the state's Eastern Panhandle region. Its population was 17,687 in the 2016 census estimate, making it the largest city in the Eastern Panhandle and the ninth-largest municipality in the state. Martinsburg is part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Martinsburg

1. Wonderment Puppet Theater

412 West King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401-3204 +1 304-258-4074
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5 based on 104 reviews

Wonderment Puppet Theater

Wonderment Puppet Theater is a year round magical little theater for children as well as grownups producing 6 original shows a year. We are open Saturday and Sunday with show time at 1 pm. Doors open at 12:40 pm. Lots of hands on activities before the show. We are the only full time theater in WV.

Reviewed By MikeSP1986 - West Virginia

Can't say enough nice things about visiting with our kids (aged six and three) to this delightful throwback to a more innocent time. They loved it, my wife and I couldn't stop smiling at each other, and if you're reading this you should just trust...MoreAs always thanks for coming. Its you and our many guests that make this theater come alive. See you soon

2. B & O Roundhouse

229 E Martin St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-4304 +1 304-260-4141
Excellent
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

B & O Roundhouse

Reviewed By Sabprism - Altoona, Pennsylvania

We visited for the MSAHF craft fair and were amazed at the historical value and history of this site. While there we were blessed with the chance to speak to William Taylor (one of the last employees to work at this site) who educated us on the history. This place needs some help to keep it preserved and from what we could see they've done an amazing job so far with the limited resources available. We hope to visit again in the spring with our adult children. A town rich in history and must see site!

3. Belle Boyd House

126 E Race St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-4310 +1 304-267-4713
Excellent
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4 based on 36 reviews

Belle Boyd House

Reviewed By QuickWhitTravel - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I am loving this house. The docent on duty (forgive me for not recalling his name!) was truly a fountain of knowledge. I was the only one on the tour at the time, so I got to ask lots of questions and spent some time talking with him about the more in-depth history of the house. I wanted to come here after reading "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy," which featured Belle Boyd, and and finally got my chance. I highly recommend it!

4. For the Kids, By George Children's Museum

229 E Martin St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-4304 +1 304-264-9977
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

For the Kids, By George Children's Museum

Reviewed By mumufreemovies - Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

So actually this museum is part of a train station. I went in and asked for tickets and the woman at the counter thought I was buying tickets for the train and directed me to a vending machine. I went back to her and said "no no...museum tickets!" This museum is small. But for $6 and nearly 2 hours of time to occupy a 3 year old and with nobody around, it was an fabulous value for the money. So here's the skinny...

The museum has free parking on the weekends, just park at any of the meters in the parking lot. The museum consists of two room on the first floor, four rooms on the lower level, and the roundhouse across the train tracks. More about the roundhouse later.

So the amount of time in the actual museum itself is not going to be very long. I am guessing an hour to an hour and a half. One of the rooms is a country store theme, another room, a cabin room, and third room a teepee of sorts. There are toys for the youngster to play with and move around and the rooms are connected by a small tunnel for kids to crawl in and out of. The fourth room had some ride simulation game in there but it was locked and I didn't bother asking to try it. On the ground level are two rooms, but one of the two rooms is larger and has a train station theme where the youngster to pretend to be selling tickets, there are also lego pieces in the room for kids to build and play and assorted other exhibits, all of which kids can touch and play with.

Now, after the museum is done the real gem of this place is the roundhouse across the street. The roundhouse is a real train yard that was in use in the late 1860s and in use until the 1980s. Believe it or not, the Director of Visitor Services gave us a personal tour of the roundhouse and it was absolutely amazing. To see the train yard and the buildings, in restored condition, with some restored original train equipment inside was amazing. The Director was very generous with his time and told me about how the trains and the tracks were razed by the Confederate so it would not fall into the hands of the Union Army during the Civil War. My little one did not really appreciate where he was at but I certainly did. I learned about the machines that were in there, the architecture of the buildings, and the events that happened there between 1866 and the present. The roundhouse is breathtakingly stunning to photograph and, train enthusiasts, will immediately recognize what a gem this place is.

For $6 you must go. But many reviewers say the roundhouse was closed when they went so I would suggest calling ahead to be sure it will be open when they arrive.

5. Adam Stephen House

309 E John St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-4218 +1 304-267-4434
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5 based on 9 reviews

Adam Stephen House

Reviewed By Richard E - Elkins, West Virginia

This two story late 18th century limestone house was the home of the founder of Martinsburg, General Adam Stephen. The Adam Stephen Memorial Association, Inc. has lovingly restored the property and furnished it with wonderful period antiques. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The volunteers who lead visitors through the house are very versed in its history and its furnishings.

If in Martinsburg on a weekend afternoon between May and October, spend time exploring the house and grounds and if the Triple Brick Building is open, check out its museum as well

6. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau

126 E Race St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-4310 +1 304-264-8801
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Reviewed By Valerie S - York, PA

On my way home north on I-81 to Pennsylvania, I saw the signs for the Martinsburg Historic Visitor Center and spontaneously decided to stop by. I was interested in the history of this town and wanted to know more.

Unfortunately it was several miles of turns from one street to another, to finally get there. It was the most convoluted route, especially for a Visitor Center ( which is usually right by the main entry - in this case, Interstate 81).

By the time I arrived, it was closed. Closing time was 4pm. So disappointing and frustrating.

7. Old Norbourne Cemetery

127 W South St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-3235
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Old Norbourne Cemetery

Reviewed By Richard E - Elkins, West Virginia

I have taken the Martinsburg Haunted History and Legends Tour several times in the darkness of night. One of the stops on the tour is Old Norbourne Cemetery. The tour guide has several highly interesting tales of restless spirits that roam this cemetery. Several of the spirits appear to be menacing souls that inhabit the lower south-east corner of the grounds. I have since visited the cemetery several times in broad daylight with camera in hand enjoying what I saw as well as bemoaning the deplorable condition of the grounds. It appears as if vandals have visited the cemetery on several occasions and purposely toppled many of the heavy stones. The only statute in the cemetery has also been knocked from its pedestal.

Those stones that are still upright and intact are fine examples of cemetery art. Veiled funeral urns, mourning doves, stylized weeping willow trees, floral tributes, etc. adorn many of the stones. I'm under the impression that the cemetery is in the process of undergoing restoration, and that it will return to its former early 20th century appearance. I hope that its gates will be reinstalled and be unlocked during the daylight hours and locked during the night time hours when most vandalism occurs. Old cemeteries have become interesting sites for those who enjoy history, cemetery art and places of tranquility within an urban setting. When the restoration is completed, Old Norbourne Cemetery will be a welcome addition to the other historic sites for tourists to visit while in Martinsburg.

8. West Virginia Glass Outlet

148 N Queen St, Martinsburg, Martinsburg, WV 25401-3312 +1 304-263-1224
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

West Virginia Glass Outlet

West Virginia Glass Outlet has the largest selection of first quality hand made glass.

Reviewed By Famontherun - Bel Air, Md

This is a lovely shop bursting with colored glass. There are many different manufactures represented with both and modern pieces. Hard not to find something you like! The staff was very warm and helpful. It is right on a main St in the down town area with easy on the street parking. There are a few antique shops nearby so do check out this area when passing by Martinsburg.

9. Yankauer Nature Preserve

455 Whitings Neck Rd, Parking Across The Road, Martinsburg, WV 25404-0599 +1 304-676-3397
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Yankauer Nature Preserve

Reviewed By poprox21 - Martinsburg, West Virginia

Multiple trails and quiet little places to rest and watch the local wildlife. Birdfeeders and benches in a great little alcove where you can setup your camera for a morning session with the finches and cardinals.
Keep the little ones close because the trail gets fairly close to the river cliff at one point, and borders a couple of private properties.

10. Triple Brick Museum

313 E John St, Martinsburg, WV 25401-4218
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Triple Brick Museum

Located at 313 East John Street next to the Adam Stephen House, this structure was built by Philip Showers in 1874 and rented out as housing to railroad workers. In early records, it was listed as the "Tribble (Triple) House" or "the brick house divided into three dwellings." The building now contains a museum of artifacts and memorabilia of life in old Martinsburg. Items on permanent exhibit inc

Reviewed By A K - Baltimore, Maryland

This is inclusive to the Adam Stephen House(second part). The material was a mix of time periods from clothing, railroad worker material, city history photo's, Indian artifacts, etc. Since it was from martinsburg was hoping for more local antique artifacts instead of some generalized items. The museum itself is very small containing only one room on two floors. Overall not great experience as Adam Stephen House but a nice starter addition.

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