Welcome to the Shepherdstown Visitors Center! Please stop by to visit us soon.
Christmas in Shepherdstown returns the Friday after Thanksgiving, with Christmas markets and shopping, Santa's arrival and the Grinch on Friday, November 29, and our very special Chrismas parade on Saturday, December 7. Please visit the website for schedule details and more for our December celebration of the holidays!
Historic Shepherdstown, the oldest town in the state of West Virginia, nestled in the lower Shenandoah Valley - is only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan areas but miles away from the stress and rushed lifestyle of the city. Stroll along German Street, filled with more than a dozen fine dining and casual restaurants, unique locally-owned shops offering everything from baby clothes to local arts and crafts, and an independent movie theater. You're sure to find the perfect spot to stay, eat and shop here - all uniquely Shepherdstown.
Enjoy the performing arts? Come to the acclaimed Contemporary American Theater Festival and classical music performances at Shepherd University, or listen to live music at local restaurants and pubs. Love the great outdoors? The C&O Canal is less than a mile away, with biking and hiking along the Potomac River; several outfitters in Harpers Ferry offer rafting and tubing adventures. Is history your passion? Shepherdstown is only five minutes from Antietam Battlefield, site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and many of our well-preserved buildings were standing when General George Washington called local troops to join him in Boston for the Revolutionary War. Throughout the year, events like the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, the Over-the-Mountain Studio Tour and Christmas in Shepherdstown showcase the best that the area has to offer.
Congratulations to our Best of Shepherdstown raffle winner - Suni Johnson!