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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
- Oct 14, 2014
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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