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MartinsburgUnited States of America

Watch motorsports, hike through oak forests and learn about the history of this scenic city in West Virginia.

Martinsburg is close to the bustling city life of Washington, D.C. but has less than 20,000 residents and manages to hold onto its rural charm. If you love nature and wildlife, this city is a welcome weekend retreat and vacation spot. Martinsburg also delights those in search of history, motorsports and culture.

Go on a self-guided tour of the town’s historic buildings and districts. Visit the B&O Roundhouse, a historic railroad complex that encompasses railroad shops and a 16-sided roundhouse. See the large textile mills in the Boomtown Historic District. Stop by the former home of Colonel Morgan Morgan who's thought to be the first English settler in what is now West Virginia. The rebuilt 18th-century wood cabin still contains many of the structure's original logs. Inside the Triple Brick Museum, learn about the cultural life of the town from the 1800s to the early 1900s.

Outdoor recreation is one of Martinsburg’s biggest draws. Hike through the 23,000-acre (11,331-hectare) Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area. Go bird-watching in the oak forests and fields of Yankauer Preserve. Martinsburg is a popular location for geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunting game that involves sets of GPS coordinates to find hidden containers.

Fans of motorsports can watch car and motorcycle races at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Nearby are the motocross and supercross tracks of Tomahawk MX.

For arts and entertainment, reserve tickets for a show at the Apollo Civic Theatre and browse the work of local talent at the Berkeley Art Works.

Children will enjoy roller skating and roller blading at Galaxy Skateland and seeing antique horse-drawn farm equipment at the L. Norman Dillon Farm Museum.

Visit Martinsburg in mid-October for the 4-day Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, with parades, fireworks, arts and crafts shows and pie baking contests.

Martinsburg is about 90 minutes away from Washington, D.C. by car. The town is on the Washington Heritage Trail, a 136-mile (219-kilometer) scenic route that traces former president George Washington’s footsteps through West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

Top Hotels in Martinsburg

Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry - Charles Town
Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry - Charles Town
3 out of 5
4328 William L Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, WV
The price is $76 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in the heart of Harpers Ferry, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Civil War Living History Museum and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Harpers Ferry National Historical ...

4.2/5Very Good! (934 reviews)

"Room was very clean and comfortable. Wish it had a hot tub in the pool area. Difficult making a left from the property onto RT 340 during "rush hours""…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry - Charles Town
Hampton Inn Martinsburg
Hampton Inn Martinsburg
2.5 out of 5
975 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, WV
The price is $97 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Martinsburg Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wonderment Puppet Theater and Triple Brick Museum. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (458 reviews)

"Breakfast was marginal - we were expecting more that a muffin."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hampton Inn Martinsburg
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Martinsburg
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Martinsburg
2.5 out of 5
451 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg, WV
The price is $86 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Situated in Martinsburg, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Martinsburg Mall, Wonderment Puppet Theater, and Apollo Civic Theatre. For the Kids, By George Children's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (216 reviews)

"It was clean, quiet and close to restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Martinsburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Martinsburg

Social Distancing at its Best - Cottage at The Lane's End Berkeley Springs
Social Distancing at its Best - Cottage at The Lane's End Berkeley Springs
Berkeley Springs, WV

Located in the mountains, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Berkeley Springs State Park, Museum of the Berkeley Springs, and Ice House. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
Simply an outstanding property and hosts!

"From my initial short-notice inquires, to making the reservation and checking-in (all in less than 24-hours), the hosts Chris & Kim were amazing, and the communication quick and thorough! Their cabin and property were equally amazing, and while the photos online look great, its even better first ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Social Distancing at its Best - Cottage at The Lane's End Berkeley Springs
Half Round - Retreating Made Easy
Half Round - Retreating Made Easy
Berkeley Springs, WV

Situated in a rural location, this romantic cabin is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Frog Valley Artisans, LTD and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cacapon Resort State Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
In side Clean and comfortable

"The property is cozy and comfortable, I would suggest someone should have clean the porch before renters arrive, dried leaves were all over it just look unclean otherwise everything was okay I will recommend To friends."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Half Round - Retreating Made Easy
Secluded 1940s Romantic Tiny House on the River
Secluded 1940s Romantic Tiny House on the River
Shepherdstown, WV
The price is $44 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20

Situated on the waterfront, this historic cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shepherdstown Visitors Center, Rumsey Steamboat Museum, and Shepherdstown Museum. Rumsey ...

5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Perfect cabin experience

"This cabin provides a great alternative to camping. The cabin is comfortable and thoughtfully furnished. The setting on the river is lovely. And the owner is very serious about being a good, professional host."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Secluded 1940s Romantic Tiny House on the River
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Martinsburg

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
27
5 - Excellent 21.25984251968504%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 53.54330708661417%
3 - Okay
26
3 - Okay 20.47244094488189%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 4.724409448818897%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 3, 2020

We only did a quick overnight here.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2020

Nice place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 2, 2019

Only drove by on the way to our wedding destination. Seemed like a quaint & clean town.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 5, 2019

Has a terrible reputation for drugs

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 16, 2019

Had a fantastic breakfast at the Blue White Grill. It was a step back in time. A true downtown diner with great pancakes and bacon.

4/5 - Good

Joe

Aug 26, 2019

Just a quick overnight stay

Cities near Martinsburg

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park featuring heritage elements and a small town or village

Harpers Ferry

Photo by Ann Sair

Williamsport

Berkeley Springs State Park which includes a park

Berkeley Springs

Shepherdstown featuring heritage architecture and an administrative buidling

Shepherdstown