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Address: 126 E. Race St., Martinsburg, WV
Phone Number: 304-267-4713

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A piece of history

I had heard of Belle Boyd, so it was fun to visit her house. We got a personal guided tour by the man working there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Lancaster, VA
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Lancaster, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had heard of Belle Boyd, so it was fun to visit her house. We got a personal guided tour by the man working there.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Civil War buffs will enjoy visiting this house where Belle Boyd, the Confederate spy, lived for several years. The gentleman in charge was very helpful in explaining Belle's connection to General "Stonewall" Jackson. Their are photos and exhibits which are interesting. There is no charge.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,258 reviews 1,258 reviews
618 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I loved this house and the tour! The home itself and artifacts are fascinating, but best of all was my tour guide! He was so patient with me because I was on crutches, and his willingness to impart his knowledge was fabulous. I highly recommend a visit!

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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Kinda stuffy, but the cvb folks are nice. The history of Belle Boyd is very interesting. You could almost see her in the house still.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you're in the Martinsburg area, it's worth a stop for some history and info. I'd never been in the area before and it was my first stop - good choice to then plan out my visit.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was eager to see the house in which young Belle Boyd spent her younger days. I was expecting a well restored 19th century house filled with period furnishings and artifacts from Boyd's family. Instead I found an eclectic mishmash of seemingly unrelated items on display throughout the house, many of which would be of interest to residence of the... More 

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wv
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63 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Visited while in the area for the gadget geo trail this was stop number one and the last stop of the geo tour.Very friendly workers lots of info about the area.Lots of historic things to look at and you can get info about the area here.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This historic home now houses the Martinsburg-Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau. A great way to use a historic place. The museum displays that are on the 2nd and 3rd floors are great also

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The friendly folks at the CVB (also located here) let me look around eventhough it was closed the day i was there. If an alluring damsel serving as a double agent during the civil war sound interesting, you'll find Belle Boyd House fascinating.

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Martinsburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

To really enjoy this venue, you have to be a history/Civil War enthusiast like myself or have time to kill. Belle Boyd was a Confederate spy whose activities were focused in Martinsburg and Front Royal. This is the family home built by Belle's father and used as a small business as well as the family dwelling. To be fair, the... More 

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