2020 Holiday Ornament

The 2020 holiday ornament is now available for purchase, either on our website, or by calling the office at (304) 876-1910.

2020 Speaker Series

April 8th: “The Making of the Byrd Center at Shepherd University” presented by Dr. Raymond Smock. POSTPONED: Date TBD.

May 13th: “The C&O Canal: Surprising Truths and Colorful Myths” presented by Dr. Karen Gray. POSTPONED: Date TBD.

September 9th: “Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, September 1862” presented by Kevin Pawlek. POSTPONED: Date TBD.

October 14th: “The Ladies Garland: the Story of an 1820’s Jefferson County women’s magazine” presented by Dr. Dianne Roman. POSTPONED: Date TBD.

Each Speaker Series will be held at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on Shepherd University’s campus at 7pm EST.

Latest News

Sheetz Family Bible Returns to Shepherdstown

Sheetz Family Bible Returns to Shepherdstown The Historic Shepherdstown Museum recently received a Bible that belonged to the Sheetz Family. The donor, Christine Saulsbury, of Desert Center, California, was helping a friend clear out her mother’s bookstore, when she came across a Bible that once belonged to William Miller Sheetz.  Inscribed inside the cover were […]

2020 Preservation Award Winners

Historic Preservation Month award winners May is National Historic Preservation Month and we celebrate by honoring individuals involved in preservation efforts in the Shepherdstown area. Traditionally the awards are presented at our May Speaker Series event. Because of the uncertainty about when restrictions on public gatherings will be lifted, we have cancelled our May event. […]

Digital Exhibits

John James Abert

Silver Spoons

Eleazer Hutchinson Miller

M. L. Entler embroidered green jacket

Piedmont Table

Photo of James Shepherd Dining Table
Photo of cherry end

Cherry Table Ends

Adam Link Desk

Brass Cuspidor

McMurran Clock Tower

Alexander R. Boteler

The Rumsey Steamboat Museum

Joseph McMurran

Daniel Bedinger

War of 1812

Alexander Gardner photo of the Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam

Red Sox Uniform

Civil War Marker No. 23

Hopkins Desk

John Woltz Clock

Entler Hotel

McMurran Hall

Old Trinity Church

James Rumsey

Reverend John Kehler

Rumsey Monument

Eleanor (Strode) Shepherd

Shindler House

"Conrad Shindler Portrait CROP" by Nredding01 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conrad_Shindler_Portrait_CROP.jpg#/media/File:Conrad_Shindler_Portrait_CROP.jpg

Conrad Shindler

Copper Kettle


The museum is closed for public tours until further notice. Special tours are possible if a volunteer docent is available. Visitors will be required to follow covid-19 precautions. Call 304-876-0910 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday to inquire. 

The museum is open every weekend from April through October and during the holiday season:

• Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Suggested donation: $4.00 per person. FREE admission to Historic Shepherdstown members, children, students & military.

Tours are available by appointment.

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P.O. Box 1786
129 E. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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View Historic Shepherdstown's IRS Form 990 for the last three years.