Charles Town Travel Guide

  • hunter house
    hunter house
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  • gibson-todd house
    gibson-todd house
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  • stribling house
    stribling house
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Charles Town Things to Do

  • zion episcopal church

    the first zion episcopal church was built in 1818. it was replaced by a larger church in 1846. the second zion episcopal church was destroyed by fire in 1848. the current church was built in 1851. during the civil war union troops quartered here desecrated the church almost beyond recognition. the zion episcopal cemertery contains the graves of...

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  • execution site of john brown

    on december 2 nd 1859 john brown was brought by wagon to the gallows erected in a field on the rebecca hunter's farm. fearing the possibility of another uprising by brown's supporters, the governor of virginia accepted the offer of VMI's superintendent francis smith to send a part of the corps of cadets to provide an additional military presence at...

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  • jefferson county visitor center

    the jefferson county visitor center is a good first stop on a visit to charles town. at the visitor center you can get a walking tour map of the historic homes and buildings in charles town. the visitor center is located in the historic c. broadway rouss memorial hall which was once charles town's fire house.

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  • hunter house

    this federal style building was built in 1810. it was once the residence of andrew hunter, the prosecutor in the john brown trial. the turret was added to the house in the late 19 th century by william corel.

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  • old opera house

    the charles town opera house was commissioned by ann gibson packette in 1910. the first show was presented in february 1911. the proceeds of the show went to the daughters of the confederacy for the benefit of indigent confederate veterans. the opera house seats 300 people and still hosts theater productions today. the old opera house is listed on...

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  • old jefferson county jail

    located behind the courthouse is the old jefferson county jail. the jail was built in 1919 and is the last standing building that has a mullet design. during the 1922 treason trial coalminers were housed in the old jail.

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  • charles town library and museum

    the charles town library is home to the jefferson county museum. the museum has displays on the history of jefferson county and an interesting collection of civil war relics. for those interested in history the library is worth a stop when in charles town. for admission and times see the attached web site.

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  • stribling house

    this historic home was built for dr. taliaferro stribling in 1836. thomas rutherford bought the house in 1858. during the civil war union general phillip sheridan occupied the house for his headquarters. it was here that union general ulysses s. grant and sheridan met to plan the 1864 shenandoah valley campaign.

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  • gibson-todd house

    this beautiful brick victorian home was built in 1892 for john t. gibson on the site of the execution of john brown. the site of the gallows is located in the yard north of the house. the gibson-todd house is listed on the national register of historic places. for those interested in american history and architecture the gibson-todd house is worth...

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  • jefferson county courthouse

    the most historically significant structure in charles town is the jefferson county courthouse. on this site the first jefferson county courthouse was built in 1803. this small courthouse was a federal style building with a tower. in 1836 the original courthouse was demolished to make way for a larger building. the new courthouse was constructed as...

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  • Visiting the 50s - a Retro Experience

    Driving from my home in nearby Shepherdstown, WV, to downtown Charles Town, I came across Bars and Booths at 200 West Washington Street. A store that's sort of like a museum (I was told they do virtually 100% of their sales online all over the world at http://BITW.com - Back in Time Warehouse - and at their namesake http://barsandbooths.com.)Here...

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  • Visiting the 50s - a Retro Experience

    Driving from my home in nearby Shepherdstown, WV, to downtown Charles Town, I came across Bars and Booths at 200 West Washington Street. A store that's sort of like a museum (I was told they do virtually 100% of their sales online all over the world at http://BITW.com - Back in Time Warehouse - and at their namesake http://barsandbooths.com.)Here...

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Charles Town Hotels

  • The Inn At Charles Town

    100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    417 E Washington St, Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Towne House Motor Lodge

    642 E Washington, off US Highway 340, Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

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