The history lives on through the hauntings!
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.
The Haunted History and Legends Tour of Martinsburg, WV is an easy stroll through the heart of the historic district of Martinsburg. Lost or forgotten history, buried treasure, spies, urban legends, unsolved mysteries and ghostly yarns will entertain and intrigue on our fascinating walk through the streets and alleys of the historic district. 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. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and covers about a mile of walking. Cost is $15 per person. Stories and stops are subject to change. All tours require reservations which must be made by calling 304-261-7470. Tours run every Friday beginning April 6 at 7:00 pm. In June, the tours start at 8:00 pm. There is a minimum amount of at least 5 people required for a tour. If there is less than the minimum number of people required, the tour will be cancelled. A good pair of walking shoes and a flashlight is strongly recommended. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. This tour contains some mature subject matter and for that reason, we recommend it for ages 12 and up, however, it is up to the parents discretion and what they feel is appropriate for their children.
While we do occasionally offer special tour events where we enter buildings or homes, our tours are walking tours where the history and stories are shared while standing outside of the properties.
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.
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 with prior arrangements. For more information, please call 304-261-7470