Days Inn Martinsburg

209 Viking Way, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 25401, United States | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Martinsburg

Post-visit: A True Virginian Town

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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6 hrs, 12.6 kms

Back in 2008, when "exploring a town" meant parking my car and walking a few blocks, I made a quick stop in Winchester. I was impressed by its classiness--and finding a pedestrian only street (a rarity in America) was a pleasant surprise.

Now, of course, I'm going to take my time exploring the town and getting more of a feel for its culture. Here are some of my observations...

I notice that the older people speak with ...

Hotel

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... br>
PS - eating ok, sleeping well, bowel movements fine and am really enjoying the experience. Feeling great, which is about 9 out of 10, so all in - no worries. (The movement stuff was for the handsome bald one...)

2nd night - breakfast was ok to good and help yourself. Limitless supplies of coffee and a laundry room for guests.

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Spontaneity!!!!

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... History....
The town is definitely far more affluent than Harpers Ferry ever was and most other towns in the Blue Ridge mountains. Many colonial style mansions,

In their museum, they had JB's constitution book, his jail desk, the table used at his trial and the wagon used to bring his body back after hanging.
Also they had the formal declaration of the formation of West Virginia, one of the few remaining CSA battle flags, original rifles and pistols made ...

Battle of Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... ridge which saw the main action of the battle.

Everywhere the Union army went in the South, blacks would flock for freedom. They would become 'contraband' to the north as they were deemed property. Many did paid work for the army, but of the Union lost the battle then the contraband went back South and often faced horrendous treatment and journeys. There is evidence that even freed black persons were rounded up and sent South.


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DC & West Virginia

A travel blog entry by jrammon

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... us again. We will have to check street view in a couple months to see if we made the street view of DC. We checked out of our hotel and loaded our silver minivan and headed for the National Cathedral. The National Cathedral is a gothic style cathedral that reminded us of the cathedrals in Europe that we have visited. Beautiful stained glass windows, pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses. Multiple chapels through out the cathedral and a pulpit that ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 209 Viking Way, Martinsburg, is near Belle Boyd House.
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