Martinsburg (West Virginia)

Martinsburg is a city of 14,972 people (as of 2000) in West Virginia. Founded in 1778, it was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin, a nephew of Lord Fairfax from Kent, who had moved to the general area around 1735.

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Martinsburg is on I-81 between Hagerstown, Maryland to the north and Winchester, Virginia to the south.

  • Amtrak, 229 E Martin Street, . Open 5AM to 9PM Monday through Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. Martinsburg is on the Capitol Limited line, which runs daily between Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
  • Maryland Rail Commuter, 226 E Martin Street, +1 304-263-3376, . Open 5AM to 9AM and 6PM to 8:30PM Monday through Friday. Martinsburg is on the Brunswick line, which ferries passengers to Washington, D.C..
  • Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority, akaPanTran, 446 Novak Drive, +1 304-263-0876. Buses run from 6AM to 9PM on weekdays, and 8AM to 5:30PM on weekends (precise times vary by route). Serving north and south Martinsburg, Berkeley and Jefferson counties, Bolivar and Harpers Ferry. Fares $1 – $3.
  • Historic downtown Martinsburg, 232 N Queen Street, +1 304-262-4200. Downtown Martinsburg, with its many shops and restaurants, has been undergoing revitalization since 1988. 
  • Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 E Liberty Street, +1 304-260-4141. Open daily from 9AM to 4PM; call for an appointment to visit. Three B&O Railroad shop buildings on 13 acres include a historic 1866 cast iron frame Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse, burned by “Stonewall” Jackson’s Civil War troops in 1862, quickly rebuilt and in service until 1988. On 1,000 feet of the Tuscarora Creek, site of the first National Labor Strike of 1877. Admission $5. 
  • Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E Martin Street, +1 304-263-6766. The. A historic theatre from 1913, now home to theatre performances, pageants, talent shows, festival events and other entertainment. Single ticket prices are $7 – $14; season tickets are $35 – $200. 
  • Arts Centre, 229 E Martin Street, +1 304-263-0224. The, suite 300. Located in the historic Old Federal Building with its original glass-walled elevator. Art classes and exhibitions. 

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