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Shepherdstown is located in the extreme northeastern portion of the West Virginia panhandle. It's the oldest town in the state, nestled in the lower Shenandoah Valley, only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan areas. In 1734, Thomas Shepherd was granted 222 acres on the south side of the Potomac river. From that tract, he selected 50 acres and laid out a town that he named Mecklenburg. In 1798 it was renamed Shepherds Town, which was shortened to Shepherdstown after the Civil War. As of 2002, the population of the town was 1,208 residents. Shepherdstown is also home to Shepherd University. The town has been well preserved and many of the buildings were built prior to the Revolutionary War. The Shepherdstown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and the entire town was included in 1987. Many of the town's historical buildings on German Street are home to quaint shops and cafes. You'll also find lively festivals of the performing arts, like the nationally-acclaimed Contemporary American Theater Festival, and music and crafts events throughout the year. Every Thursday night, Appalachian heritage music can be enjoyed at OHurleys General Store, and other attractions include the Shepherdstown Opera House and a Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony.

Surrounding areas: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (8.0 mi), Ranson, West Virginia (9.8 mi), Falling Waters, West Virginia (10.1 mi), Arden, West Virginia (12.8 mi), Hedgesville, West Virginia (13.3 mi), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (26.4 mi), Capon Bridge, West Virginia (35.0 mi)

Shepherdstown Vacation Rentals




Shepherdstown Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Bavarian Inn164 Shepherdgrade RdShepherdstown, WV (304) 876-2551
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center233 Lowe DrShepherdstown, WV (304) 876-7000
National Conservation Training Center698 Conservation WayShepherdstown, WV (304) 876-7263
Comfort Inn25 Union StHarpers Ferry, WV7.9 mi.(304) 535-6391
Hilltop House Hotel-Harpers Ferry, WV8.0 mi.(304) 535-6321
Quality Inn & Conference CTRRt 340Harpers Ferry, WV8.0 mi.(304) 535-6302
Holiday Inn Express681 Flowing Springs RdRanson, WV8.3 mi.(304) 725-1330
Martinsburg Motel396 Eagle School RdMartinsburg, WV8.5 mi.(304) 263-4771
Econo Lodge5595 Hammonds Mill RdMartinsburg, WV8.7 mi.(304) 274-2181
Krista-lite MotelMartinsburg, WV8.7 mi.(304) 263-0906
Oak Crest MotelRFD 5Martinsburg, WV8.7 mi.(304) 267-2118
Rodeway Inn94 Mcmillan CtMartinsburg, WV8.7 mi.(304) 263-8811
Northgate Inn188 Patrick Henry WayCharles Town, WV9.2 mi.(304) 725-1402
Comfort Inn1872 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV9.2 mi.(304) 263-6200
Knights Inn1997 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV9.2 mi.(304) 267-2211
Super 8 Motel-martinsburg1600 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV9.2 mi.(304) 263-0801
Travelodge1700 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV9.2 mi.(304) 263-8811
Comfort Suites1937 Short RdMartinsburg, WV9.3 mi.(304) 263-8888
Hampton Inn & Suites157 Pimlico DrCharles Town, WV9.3 mi.(304) 725-2200
Scottish Inns1024 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV9.5 mi.(304) 267-2935
Serenity Motel401 N Mildred StRanson, WV9.5 mi.(304) 725-1447
Knights Inn907 E Washington StCharles Town, WV9.6 mi.(304) 725-2041
Wheatland Motel1193 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV9.7 mi.(304) 267-2994
Turf Motel741 E Washington StCharles Town, WV9.8 mi.(304) 725-2081
Pikeside Motel2138 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV9.8 mi.(304) 263-5189
Days Inn Shenandoah209 Viking WayMartinsburg, WV10.0 mi.(304) 263-1800
Hampton Inn975 Foxcroft AveMartinsburg, WV10.0 mi.(304) 267-2900
Holiday Inn Martinsburg301 Foxcroft AveMartinsburg, WV10.0 mi.(304) 267-5500
Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg North1220 TJ Jackson DrFalling Waters, WV10.1 mi.(304) 274-6100
Days Inn Williamsport310 E Potomac StWilliamsport, MD12.0 mi.(301) 582-3500
Sleep Inn & Suites18216 Col Henry K Douglas DrHagerstown, MD12.5 mi.(301) 766-9449
Woods Resort TheMountain Lake Rd @ Rt 9Hedgesville, WV13.3 mi.(304) 754-7977
Motel 6 #125911321 Massey BlvdHagerstown, MD13.4 mi.(301) 582-4445
Hampton Inn4758 Gerrardstown RdInwood, WV13.6 mi.(304) 229-6677
Sheraton Inn Hagerstown Conference Center1910 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD13.8 mi.(301) 790-3010
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites241 Railway LnHagerstown, MD13.9 mi.(301) 745-5644
Plaza Hotel1718 Underpass WayHagerstown, MD13.9 mi.(301) 797-2500
Comfort Suites Inn1801 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD14.0 mi.(301) 791-8100
Halfway Hagerstown Super 8 Motel16805 Blake RdHagerstown, MD14.1 mi.(301) 582-1992
Hampton Inn1716 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD14.2 mi.(301) 739-6100
 
Bed & Breakfast
Beaver Creek House Bed And Breakfast20432 Beaver CRK RdHagerstown, MD15.3 mi.(301) 797-4764

Shepherdstown Weather & Climate

The extreme eastern portion of West Virginia ,where West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia meet, generally has a humid continental climate. This means warm to hot, humid summers and cool to cold winters, increasing in severity with elevation. However, the weather in all parts of the state is subject to rapid changes. Slightly more than half the rainfall occurs from April to September. In addition to persistent cloudy skies caused by the damming of moisture by the Alleghenies, West Virginia also experiences some of the most frequent precipitation in the nation. Snow usually lasts only a few days in the lower sections but may persist for weeks in the higher mountain areas. However, severe weather is somewhat less prevalent in West Virginia than in most other eastern states, and it ranks among the least tornado-prone states east of the Rockies.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 20°F 2.95 in. -
February 43°F 22°F 2.54 in. -
March 52°F 30°F 3.31 in. -
April 63°F 38°F 3.30 in. -
May 72°F 48°F 4.12 in. -
June 81°F 56°F 3.85 in. -
July 86°F 61°F 3.91 in. -
August 84°F 59°F 3.35 in. -
September 77°F 51°F 3.43 in. -
October 66°F 39°F 3.56 in. -
November 55°F 32°F 3.15 in. -
December 44°F 24°F 2.93 in. -

Shepherdstown Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 9 miles west of Shepherdstown in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 38 miles south of Shepherdstown in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) located roughly 57 miles southeast of Shepherdstown in Washington, District Of Columbia, and finally the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located around 63 miles southeast of Shepherdstown in Baltimore, Maryland.

Shepherdstown Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersRockvilleMD42.3 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD57.8 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD66.7 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD67.1 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD67.8 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA68.7 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD70.7 mi.
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA81.5 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA85.1 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA87.3 mi.
 
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD85.3 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Stonebridge Golf ClubMartinsburgWV8.4 mi.
Woodbrier Golf CourseMartinsburgWV8.4 mi.
Locust Hills Golf CourseCharles TownWV10.8 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubCharles TownWV10.8 mi.
Beaver Creek Country ClubHagerstownMD13.4 mi.
Musket Ridge Golf ClubMyersvilleMD13.9 mi.
Black Rock Golf CourseHagerstownMD15.2 mi.
Hagerstown Municipal Golf CourseHagerstownMD15.2 mi.
Clustered Spires Golf CourseFrederickMD21.1 mi.
Glade Valley Golf ClubWalkersvilleMD24.5 mi.
Maple Run Golf CourseThurmontMD24.8 mi.
Greencastle Greens Golf ClubGreencastlePA25.3 mi.
Worthington Manor Golf ClubUrbanaMD25.4 mi.
Goose Creek Golf ClubLeesburgVA25.7 mi.
Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt ClubLeesburgVA25.7 mi.
Westpark Golf ClubLeesburgVA25.7 mi.
PB Dye Golf ClubIjamsvilleMD26.3 mi.
Whiskey Creek Golf ClubIjamsvilleMD26.3 mi.
Carpers Valley Golf ClubWinchesterVA26.4 mi.
Whitetail Golf ResortMercersburgPA27.4 mi.
Poolesville Golf CoursePoolesvilleMD29.1 mi.
WestWinds Golf ClubNew MarketMD29.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA28.0 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA68.3 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA69.0 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD83.0 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA88.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Rumsey Monument State ParkWV0.2 mi. 
Gathland State ParkMD9.0 mi. 
Washington Monument State ParkMD10.7 mi. 
Greenbrier State ParkMD12.0 mi. 
Fort Frederick State ParkMD16.2 mi. 
Gambrill State ParkMD17.0 mi. 
Berkeley Springs State ParkWV25.8 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV27.0 mi. 
Fort Tonoloy State ParkMD27.7 mi. 
Mont Alto State ParkPA31.3 mi. 
Sky Meadows State ParkVA31.7 mi. 
Seneca Creek State ParkMD33.7 mi. 
Caledonia State ParkPA37.4 mi. 
Cowans Gap State ParkPA39.9 mi. 
 
Museums
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD21.0 mi.(History)
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA25.3 mi.(History)
NIST Virtual MuseumGaithersburgMD37.8 mi.(Technology)
Drop Zone Virtual MuseumFairfax StationVA50.5 mi.(History)
National Capital Trolley MuseumSilver SpringMD51.5 mi.(Technology)
NewseumArlingtonVA53.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Old Bedford VillageBedfordPA55.1 mi.(History)
National Museum of American HistoryWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(History)
National Museum of American Jewish Military HistoryWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(History)
National Museum of Women's HistoryWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(History)
National Postal MuseumWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(History)
Tudor Place -- Historic House & GardensWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(History)
A Guide to the Museums of WashingtonWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum Services InternationalWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Octagon Museum (American Architectural Foundation)WashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Washington National CathedralWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
White House Virtual ToursWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Dumbarton Oaks Research LibraryWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Pope John Paul II Cultural CenterWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
US Department of Interior MuseumWashingtonDC55.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA41.1 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC55.3 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD64.4 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD64.4 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA85.1 mi.


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