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Belle Boyd House and Civil War Museum and Archives

136 East Race Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401, USA

Come inside the Belle Boyd House! On the right of the entry hall is the original ball room decorated in a Victorian style, as it would have been in the late 1800's. This is the only room in the house decorated as living quarters. Meetings, receptions, and seminars take place here. Through the door on the far side of the room, step into the Ben Boyd store. This space was originally built by Benjamin Boyd in 1850 to house the General Store that he ran for five years. To the left of the entry hall is the First Parlor. Here, the society generally curates items related to the Civil War in Berkeley County. In the second parlor as well as the original kitchen, we have long term rotating collections on display.


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From I-81: Take exit 16e onto Rte. 9 east into Martinsburg (Rte. 9 turns into Queen St.); go under the railroad bridge and make first left onto Commerce St.; go about 2 blocks and you will be facing the Belle Boyd House on the corner of Race and Spring Streets.

Visitor Services

Museum; archives and research center: gift shop/bookstore; information; rest rooms; handicapped access.

Regular Events

Second weekend in May-Heritage Day; First weekend in September following Labor Day-Fall House Tour; Three weekends after Thanksgiving-Christmas open house.

Available Interpretation

Signs, tours, historians

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Belle Boyd House/ Museum: Adults (18+) $5.00. Entrance free for members. For group tours, please book at least two weeks in advance.


Belle Boyd House/Museum: 7 days a week, year-round, from 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Archives/ Research Center: Open by appointment only.



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