Charles Town, West Virginia

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Charles Town, West Virginia, USA

Attractions in Charles Town, West Virginia

Amusements

  • Charles Town Races & Slots
    US Route 340 and Route 9, Charles Town, WV 25414
    304-725-7001, Enjoy over 3,800 slot machines, live thoroughbred racing, Simulcast races, live entertainment, shopping, and many different dining area options to choose from at Charles... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Flagg House
    323 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    Constructed by a local carpenter, this home was built for Samuel, the son of Charles Washington. Samuel Washington was the nephew of George Washington, our first... more info  map

  • Gibson-Todd House
    515 South Samuel Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    This lovely brick Victorian home was built very near the site of John Brown's execution. more info  map

  • Happy Retreat
    Blakeley Place and Mordington Avenue
    Historic home built by Charles Washington, brother of our first President. Originally two wings were built and were connected by a breezeway. Washington intended to... more info

  • Jefferson County Courthouse
    100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    304-728-3240, Suffering severe damage during the Civil War when it was bombed by the Confederate Army, it was not restored until 1872. In 1859, the abolitionist John Brown was tried... more info  map

  • Locke House
    Corner of Lawrence & Avis Streets
    For over a century, this house has been used as an African-American Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodge. It is notable as one of Charles Town's oldest stone buildings. more info

  • Presbyterian Church
    200 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    This beautiful Greek Revival church served as a hospital for both of the opposing armies of the Civil War. It was the only church in town that was not damaged during... more info  map

  • Presbyterian Manse
    222 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    This home was originally built as the manse, or home for the Presbyterian minister and is still used for that purpose today. more info  map

  • Riddle Murphy-Hunter Home
    534 South Samuel Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    Though the execution of John Brown was closed to public viewing his hanging was seen from this home in 1859. more info  map

  • Sheetz House
    Corner of Lawrence & Liberty Streets
    This home was constructed of logs and also of bricks. The attached brick building was used as an office by Charles Washington, brother of our first President.  more info

  • Zion Episcopal Church & Cemetery
    301 East Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    This historic church was used as quarters by Union troops during the Civil War and much damage was done to the building by the soldiers. The historic cemetery contains... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Jefferson County Museum
    200 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
    First Floor of Library/Museum Complex
    304-725-8628, Fascinating museum with thousands of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia. Additional exhibits range in a time frame from the Native Americans of this area to World War... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Jefferson County Memorial Park
    450 Forrest Avenue, Charles Town, WV 25414
    304-725-8313, he Jefferson County Memorial Park was incorporated in 1949 and was made possible by a land donation from the late Dr. and Mrs. G. P. Morison. The park is located on... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Bloomery Plantation Distillery
    16357 Charles Town Road, Charles Town, WV 25414
    304-725-3036, "History, hooch and hospitality!" Inspired by the art of crafting home-grown, natural fruit cordials, you will feel right at home on this farm. Savor a great spirit in... more info  map

  

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