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"The Charles town Experience"

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"The Charles town Experience"

On a recent visit, I noticed some new stores opened recently and was told that there are serious people working to make Charles Town a real daytrip/weekend destination for the surrounding 300 miles. One of the proprietors told me about some great restaurants, some really unique stores, and suggested several great entertainment venues including a brewery and of course as everyone knows, the Casino and racetracks. As he explained, From restaurants, to unique shopping and great entertainment not to mention a world class Bed and Breakfast and other places to stay- This is what he called "the Charles town Experience". Check it out

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Lorain, Ohio
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Sounds promising, we're considering a first-time road trip there this summer. Is the casino connected to a hotel? Is there more than one casino in the area? We enjoy farm markets, gift-shop-village-just-stuff-to-look-at type places, too. We'll be coming from Cleveland area. Looking for someplace new this summer.

Elkins, West...
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As one who enjoyed history, I am always pleased to visit Charles Town and the surrounding area. I've visited there many times and never tire of the streets lined with original 19th century structures that witnessed all the turmoil of the Civil War. John Brown's story never came to life until I took a walking tour with a guide from the Charles Town museum. A ghost tour of the town at night exposes additional tales of mayhem for citizens of the town's past. I visited the area for the annual spring Historic House and Garden Tour this past April weekend and in the evening ambled around town observing the varied 19th century architecture. Edgewood Cemetery and the cemetery of Zion Episcopal Church were quiet acres to ponder mortality and the many life stories that go untold now that their inhabitants lie lifeless in the soil.

The town's main street was alive with restaurants in the early evening hours and during the day the many speciality shops were abuzz with activity. Malls and fast food restaurants could be found outside the historic area and in nearby Ranson. The only thing missing is a movie cinema. Why must a person travel to Martinsburg, some 20 miles away, to see a movie?

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SpanielSis, there is a hotel on the property. It's on the opposite side of the horsetrack from the casino. They have regular shuttles. There are other nearby hotels that also offer shuttles. You may want to stop by Rocky Gap casino in Flintstone, MD. Harpers Ferry and the Appalachian Trail are near Charles Town. Sharpsburg (Antietam Battlefield) is not far off.

Charles Town, West...
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Thank you for mentioning the Charles Town Ghost Tours! If you come back into our area, let me know and I will set you up with a VIP pass to a new way to learn about our cemeteries,history, etc. It's a "Cemetery Stroll" with a Victorian twist.

Sincerely,

Ann Khiel Fern

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