Paranormal events at museum, July 26 and 27

A  ghost tour of the historic Entler hotel will be led by Dana Mitchell from the Ghosts of Shepherdstown, and the psychic Angel Fisher. Click on links below to purchase […]

Renovation of the Entler Hotel Garden, Historic Shepherdstown Museum

Several members of the Shenandoah Garden Club, Peggy Bowers (the project’s landscape architect), and several members of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission (HSC) showed up, armed with trowels, garden gloves, bug […]


The Museum is open!  Hours through October will be Saturdays 11 – 5  and Sunday 1-4.

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.  Addison Reese, Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commissioner, will share her extensive knowledge of African American cemeteries in the local area
  • Native Americans in the Shenandoah Valley
    • May 15. Dr. Carole Nash, James Madison University, archaeologist, principal investigator Shenandoah National Park, will discuss Native Americans in the Shenandoah Valley
  • The Historic National Road
    • September 4th. Tiffany Ahalt, National Road Heritage Foundation, will give a presentation on the National Road
  • The Architectural Features of the Shepherdstown Historic District
    • October 16. Keith Alexander and Tom Mayes, both members of the Shepherdstown Historic Landmarks Commission, will discuss the architectural features of the Shepherdstown Historic District, 1850 to present

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