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Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the middle of one of the most historic regions in America, where events crucial to our country's history - whether in the realms of military and political affairs, industry and transportation, or education and the struggle for equality - have taken place. Our area is also rich in outdoor recreational opportunities, with the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal Towpath both passing through Harpers Ferry, plus the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers offering numerous opportunities for fishing and water sports. Charles Town has been a center of horse racing for more than a century and a half, and Shepherdstown is a university town with many cultural opportunities. Below are some of the things to see and do in our area:

Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the middle of one of the most historic regions in America, where events crucial to our country's history - whether in the realms of military and political affairs, industry and transportation, or education and the struggle for equality - have taken place. Our area is also rich in outdoor recreational opportunities, with the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal Towpath both passing through Harpers Ferry, plus the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers offering numerous opportunities for fishing and water sports. Charles Town has been a center of horse racing for more than a century and a half, and Shepherdstown is a university town with many cultural opportunities. Below are some of the things to see and do in our area:

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Historical Tourism

​Restored to its 1859 appearance, the park features several museums as well as businesses and homes of the period. During the summer season, living history events featuring Civil War reenactors are presented many weekends.  

​Restored to its 1859 appearance, the park features several museums as well as businesses and homes of the period. During the summer season, living history events featuring Civil War reenactors are presented many weekends.  

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The Civil War battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, was the single bloodiest day in American history. Harpers Ferry also played a key role in the campaign leading to this critical turning point in the War Between the States.

The Civil War battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, was the single bloodiest day in American history. Harpers Ferry also played a key role in the campaign leading to this critical turning point in the War Between the States.

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The opening battle of the decisive 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign was fought just west of Winchester, and you can now take a self-guided tour of the battlefield which has been preserved, interpreted, and opened to the public by the Civil War Preservation Trust. 

The opening battle of the decisive 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign was fought just west of Winchester, and you can now take a self-guided tour of the battlefield which has been preserved, interpreted, and opened to the public by the Civil War Preservation Trust. 

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Recreational Opportunities

This licensed, professional whitewater guide service features kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and tubing, and more.

This licensed, professional whitewater guide service features kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and tubing, and more.

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Offers rafting and tubing trips on the Potomac and Shenandoah, and features ziplining and other activities at their facility between the rivers.

Offers rafting and tubing trips on the Potomac and Shenandoah, and features ziplining and other activities at their facility between the rivers.

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Located in the historic Harpers Ferry General Store, this HF fixture sells hiking, biking, and travel gear, and offers bike rentals for the C&O Canal Towpath (see below).

Located in the historic Harpers Ferry General Store, this HF fixture sells hiking, biking, and travel gear, and offers bike rentals for the C&O Canal Towpath (see below).

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Hike or bike this popular trail following the Potomac from Georgetown, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.

Hike or bike this popular trail following the Potomac from Georgetown, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.

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Admittedly a different sort of "recreation," this popular attraction features table games, slots, horse racing, and the best in live entertainment.

Admittedly a different sort of "recreation," this popular attraction features table games, slots, horse racing, and the best in live entertainment.

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Cultural Attractions

This S-town institution offers contradances the first Saturday of every month, and presents concerts of the best traditional music from around the world.

This S-town institution offers contradances the first Saturday of every month, and presents concerts of the best traditional music from around the world.

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 A critically-acclaimed theater festival presenting five new American play every summer in Shepherdstown.  

 A critically-acclaimed theater festival presenting five new American play every summer in Shepherdstown.  

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A popular, twice-annual festival featuring artists and craftspersons, plus the best live bluegrass and old-time music.   

A popular, twice-annual festival featuring artists and craftspersons, plus the best live bluegrass and old-time music.   

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Filled with antiques, vintage, and handmade creations, The Gilded Flea is not your typical antiques shop. A few hundred yards from us in Harpers Ferry.

Filled with antiques, vintage, and handmade creations, The Gilded Flea is not your typical antiques shop. A few hundred yards from us in Harpers Ferry.

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A unique boutique with clothing and gifts in Harpers Ferry

A unique boutique with clothing and gifts in Harpers Ferry

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An antiques mall located in Halltown, just west of Harpers Ferry.

An antiques mall located in Halltown, just west of Harpers Ferry.

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Quirky antiques store and cafe in downtown Charles Town.

Quirky antiques store and cafe in downtown Charles Town.

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 Dining

Featuring seafood and classic favorites - including their signature crab cakes, this longtime favorite is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Featuring seafood and classic favorites - including their signature crab cakes, this longtime favorite is popular with locals and visitors alike.

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The Canal House Cafe

The Canal House Cafe

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Featuring classic locally sourced ingredients, dishes fused with international flair.

Featuring classic locally sourced ingredients, dishes fused with international flair.

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Located on 340 just west of Harpers Ferry, the White Horse has pub fare and a full bar in a casual atmosphere.

Located on 340 just west of Harpers Ferry, the White Horse has pub fare and a full bar in a casual atmosphere.

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