Shepherdstown history available 24/7

The museum may be closed until spring, but you can learn about the town from this website. Check Digital exhibits for Artifacts, Books, Events, Landmarks, Maps and People, watch the recordings […]

Recording of John Allen’s talk about Shepherdstown architecture now available

Recording – 18th and 19th Century Architectural Features of the Shepherdstown Historic District”, John Allen, Byrd Center, November 29, 2023


The Museum will be open on April 20. Look for announcements of its opening then. 

Special tours are possible if a volunteer docent is available. Call 304-876-0910 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday to inquire. 

Suggested donation: $5.00 per person. FREE admission to Historic Shepherdstown members, children, students and military.


129 E. German Street
(corner of German and Princess Streets)
Shepherdstown, WV

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2024 Speakers Series

  • African American cemeteries in the local area
    • April 17
    • May 15
  • The Historic National Road
    • September 4th
  • The Architectural Features of the Shepherdstown Historic District
    • October 16

Digital Exhibits

Posey Advert July 7, 1842

Frederick Jerome Posey

Rickard House

Rickard House

Photo courtesy of State Library of Queensland.
Shepherdstown Opera House
Baptismal Font from the Christ Reformed Church

The General’s Table

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 -

Conrad Shindler

Copper Kettle