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“Went on a Whim” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shepherdstown Museum

Shepherdstown Museum
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Owner description: Located in the Entler Hotel, this museum chronicles the history of Jefferson County through artifacts, furnishings and documents of significant interest.
Owings Mills, Maryland
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517 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
“Went on a Whim”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were on a historical walking tour of the town. The lovely lady at the Visitor's Center suggested we stop by the Museum. After about 30 stops on our tour we decided take a break and go to the Museum. What a delightful place. The docents were full of information and the upstairs exhibits were wonderfully done. Also they have a reproduction of the steam engine that Rumsey invented.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Judy J
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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137 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“What a treasure to stumble upon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Beautifully trained docents that have first-hand knowledge about everything here. Almost, but not too much information for one day. A few magnificent hand-quilted quilts if that turns you on!

Visited April 2014
Thank LTFrench
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Palmyra, Virginia
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

The welcoming we got when we arrived,being told about how much history was in the building.How it was used in the beginning and what led up to what it is today.

Visited August 2012
Thank geri c
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An interesting local museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

The museum is relatively small, with a limited number of artifacts, but the collections are organized in historically accurate settings and interesting ways.

It you have more than a day or two in the area, it's worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank KriszTravels
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Steeped in history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

Shepherdstown is such an interesting place in the story of the young United States, and until I visited I didn't have a clear idea of the key role that it played in the spread of trade and migration into the Shenandoah Valley and the south. The museum has artifacts of the craftmanship of those early days--the Sheetz musket, for example, is a rare and remarkable piece of work by gunsmiths of the Sheetz family in Shepherdstown. The musket, together with the pottery, furniture, maps of the early town, the civil war pieces, and really, the entire museum collection, create is a poignant reminder about life on the frontier and the people whose story unfolded there. I loved it--I had planned on spending an afternoon there, but ended staying two days in order to do everything the town makes available to tourists and American history buffs. I stayed at the motel just on the outskirts of town, and walked from there into the historic district. I bird dogged back and forth through the residential areas on both sides of German street, and then took the free walking tour (it starts on a regular schedule, meet up with the guide on the sidewalk in front of the museum). To me, Shepherdstown is one of the finest authentic early American sites, with no overburden of crowds or theme-park-style commercialism.

Visited July 2011
4 Thank nbedinger
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