Welcome to the Shepherdstown Visitors Center! Please stop by to visit us soon, and see why we were voted one of Budget Travel's Coolest Small Towns in 2013. 

Issues with West Virginia water have been in the news lately. We want to assure you that Shepherdstown has no water problems. Our water is safe to drink and everything in Shepherdstown is open.  Shepherdstown is  in the Chesapeake Bay watershed which is separate from the spill area which affected Charleston.

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!

Questions about parking in Shepherdstown? Please visit the town parking page for more information.  You can also download that page to carry with you during your visit.


The Easter Bunny will hit German Street on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. and a self-guided story walk will be held at the Little House on both Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April .18th.  The Easter Egg Hunt will take place immediately after the parads on Saturday on the grounds of White Hall.  The Little House will NOT be open on Easter Sunday.

The second annual GardenFest arrives on May 17 & 18, featuring the Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea which will include a self-guided walking tour of more than a dozen private gardens rarely open to the public and an elegant afternoon tea.

Both days will also be full of many other garden-related activities, including demonstrations and exhibits about horticulture, landscaping, composting, beekeeping, raising chickens, indoor gardening, flower arranging, and more. Please see our website for more information.

Find more Shepherdstown and surrounding area travel information at Go Blue Ridge Travel.

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