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Belle Boyd House

126 E. Race St., Martinsburg, WV
304-267-4713
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Martinsburg
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 1, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Living in this town, we have been to the Belle Boyd House several times. It's always a pleasure. It's an old house with several small exhibits from the local historic area, some of which rotate (like Victorian Toys, or the Valenltine collection) and some of which are permanent (like the Hack Wilson baseball exhibit and the Belle Boyd clothing and... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Belle Boyd House, home of the Berkeley County Historical Society, looks like a regular house but is surprising for its size and scope of exhibits. It has by far the best Hack Wilson exhibit anywhere, period clothing from most wars, an extensive local indian artifacts collection from Thornton Hilleary, a train exhibit, a children's antique toy room, a room... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Take time ti visit and learn the perils of a young girl that eaves dropped on General's Conversations and then would risk her life to deliver messages of the opposite side. You can't even imagine living during that time.

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Hedgesville, West Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Like two other reviews I feel that the Boyd House is lacking in many ways. The tour and displays try to make up for the lack of represented history throughout the Eastern Panhandle, not the Boyd House. With a little professional help and public education about Boyd herself this house could be a great visit for everyone, especially parents of... More

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