The history lives on through the hauntings!
The quaint streets and mountain vistas of historic Martinsburg conceal specters lurking in their deepest shadows. Situated in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the city is home to a wide variety of ghostly characters, from the famous spirit “George” of the Apollo Theater to a lantern-toting spectral soldier at Boydville Manor. The Lady in Black haunts St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, while the ghost of a lost girl tries faithfully to hitchhike her way to the former King’s Daughter’s Hospital. Many people believe that Confederate spy Belle Boyd continues to surveil the living who visit her former childhood home. Join us as we spin dark tales of otherworldly Appalachian apparitions.
Founded by lifelong resident and native of Martinsburg, Justin Stevens, author of the book, Haunted Martinsburg, the Haunted History and Legends Tours of Martinsburg, WV is an experience not to be missed. Years of intense research, interviews, investigations and experience went into the creation of these tours that present a captivating, historically accurate, and fascinating journey through the past and the subsequent hauntings, and ghostly tales of the present. See historic landmarks, interesting architecture, beautiful graveyards and cemeteries as multiple eras of history are unearthed. With costumed guides with candlelit lanterns presenting the tales in a true, storytelling fashion, you'll feel as if you actually stepped back in time when the events actually took place! A couple of Martinsburg's haunted locations were highlighted and featured on the hit series from Destination America, Ghosts of Shepherdstown!
Tours generally run approx. 90 minutes to 2 hours and cover approx. one mile of walking. A good pair of walking shoes and a flashlight are highly recommended for optimal enjoyment and safety. Public tours are generally scheduled about once a month and are posted on the Schedules page. For detailed tour information, please see the Tours page. Private tours are always available for groups of 8 or more and can be arranged by calling 304-261-7470.
We, and the property owners of sites visited on the tours, are not responsible for any lost or stolen items, or any accidents or injuries which may occur while on the tours. By attending one of the tours, you are acknowledging that we, and or any property owners of sites visited on the tours, will not be held liable for any lost or stolen items, or any accidents or injuries which may occur while on the tours. Please come at your own risk!