Fodor's Expert Review Historic Shepherdstown Museum

Sheperdstown Museum/Gallery

Housed in the oldest section of three-story Entler Hotel (1786), the museum displays muzzle-loading rifles, locks, quilts, and various antiques. There's also an archive with more than 200 years' worth of town documents, which is used primarily for genealogical and historical research. The small bookshop stocks reprints of hard-to-find books on Shepherdstown and its history. The museum also runs a boathouse containing the results of the 1987 “Rumseian Experiment,” in which a local resident tried to re-create a working replica of a mechanical steamboat that was exhibited by inventor James Rumsey in the late 18th century.


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129 E. German St.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia  25443, USA


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