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Jefferson County, WV
About Jefferson County
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Jefferson Rock
Shenandoah Canal
Entler Hotel
Rumsey Monument and Tobacco Warehouse
Morgan's Grove Park
Peter Burr House
Charles Town
Jefferson County Courthouse and Museum
Zion Episcopal Church
Happy Retreat
St. George's Chapel Ruins
Cedar Lawn
Claymont Court/Blakeley
Middleway Historic District
Berkeley County, WV
About Berkeley County
B&O Roundhouse & Station Complex
Belle Boyd House
Berkeley County Courthouse
Triple Brick Museum
General Adam Stephen House
Green Hill Cemetery
Van Metre Ford Bridge
Bunker Hill Mill
Morgan Chapel
Morgan Cabin
Gerrardstown Historic District
Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hedgesville Historic District
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church
Snodgrass Tavern
Morgan County, WV
About Morgan County
Spruce Pine Hollow Park
Berkeley Springs
Dutch Cemetery
Throgmorton's Inn
Bath Historic District
Berkeley Springs State Park
George Washington's Bathtub
Roman Bath House & Museum of the Berkeley Springs
Washington's Lots
Sir John's Run
Panorama Overlook
Great Cacapon
Camp Hill Cemetery
Paw Paw
Paw Paw Tunnel
Coolfont Manor House
Cacapon State Park

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With the first portion being built in 1786, what is now known as the Entler Hotel has worn many hats.

A decade earlier, the empty lot served as a drill area for troops preparing to join George Washington on the battlefield near Boston. The building has been home to a hotel, grocery store, tavern, Civil War hospital, dormitory and storage facility over the years. A portion of the hotel was destroyed in 1912 in the biggest fire of Shepherdstown’s history but was quickly rebuilt. The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and restoration of the building began in 1979 after the citizens of the town rallied to save the Entler from razing.

Today, the rooms that house the Historic Shepherdstown Museum recapture the feeling of a small town hotel prior to the Civil War complete with the original guest register. Period furnishings and locally-made clocks and pottery grace two rooms on the main floor. The second floor features a traveler’s room and a Victorian sitting room. The museum houses many Civil War and Shepherdstown antiques, including a 1905 mail wagon and the half-scale replica of James Rumsey’s steamboat in the small barn in the garden.

129 East German Street, Shepherdstown
For More Information: 304-876-0910 • www.HistoricShepherdstown.com




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