Martinsburg, the county seat of Berkeley County, is a charming colonial town steeped in history. Ravaged by the Civil War, devastated by fatal epidemics and tragedy, it went on to become a vibrant, thriving city. The beautiful Victorian and Colonial architecture that lines the streets today stands as a proud tribute to the town's heritage and the many hardships and challenges faced by the people of the town.
Join us on an historic and haunting walk of old town Martinsburg. Hometown of the world wide famous Confederate spy Belle Boyd and home to the only cast iron Roundhouse standing in the world today! Layers of history spanning the Tuscarora Indians, the American Revolution, and the Civil War have left an abundance of strange and unusual tales and stories of many colorful past residents of the city. Lost or forgotten history, buried treasure, spies, urban legends, unsolved mysteries and ghostly yarns will entertain and intrigue on this fascinating walk through the streets and alleys of the historic district.
If you love history, this is the tour for you! Tons of documented, thoroughly researched history from multiple eras is presented. Little known facts, hidden history, and downright amusing stories are shared. Learn about the founder of the town, General Adam Stephen, and Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Educational and enlightening, the tour is sure to please history lovers and enthusiasts alike.
Paranormal enthusiasts will love the many intriguing and mysterious ghost stories associated with many of the historic landmarks. True stories of ghostly encounters from historical records, newspapers, and eyewitness interviews will be shared. The tours however, are not a ghost hunt, the emphasis is on the folklore and haunted history.
With different tour options to choose from, you can take more than tour and not hear the same stories! Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and covers about a mile of walking. Cost is $12 per person. Stories and stops are subject to change. Please check the schedules page for current scheduled tour dates and the tour descriptions page for detailed tour descriptions.
We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents or injuries obtained while on the tour, so come at your own risk! By attending the tour, it is agreed that any and all liability to us and any and all property owners is released. Due to some adult thematic material and some graphic details in stories, the tour is not appropriate for children under the age of 12.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian due to liability. Private tours are available year round for groups of 8 or more.