231 Dominion Rd.
Gerrardstown, WV 25420
wide variety of historical sights and fun activities are located
central to Gerrardstown and Mill Creek Manor. Historic towns such as
Harper's Ferry, Charles Town, Martinsburg, Sharpsburg and Winchester
are thirty minutes or less away, and the Nation's Capital Washington,
D.C. is only a 90 minute drive. Please take the opportunity to explore
the informational links below to sights and activities convenient to
your stay at Mill Creek Manor.
Click on an activity
below to find out more
The region surrounding Gerrardstown is rich with Civil War, Colonial
America and other historical sights.
Washington Heritage Trail
The George Washington Heritage Trail is a 112 mile motorized scenic
loop tour through the Eastern Gateway of West Virginia. The Trail
creates a high quality experience through the exploration and
interpretation of the lives of the people that lived on or near the
many historic turnpikes that are an integral part of the Trail.
more about the Washington Historic Trail
Located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers at the
borders of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland, Harper's Ferry is
known for its incredible beauty and rich historical heritage. The
Harper's Ferry National Historical Park covers over 2,300 acrea and is
a must-see for travelers in the region.
NPS site for Harper's Ferry National Historical Park
Special Event: Lewis
and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, March 29-30, 2003
This battle claimed more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing
in one single day, September 17,1862, and led to Lincoln's issuance of
the Emancipation Proclamation.
NPS site for Antietam National Battlefield
Some of the best antiquing in America can be found in Gerrardstown and
the surrounding areas. Ask your host for suggestions on the best shops
in the area and street addresses for those listed below:
BUNKER HILL ANTIQUES, Inwood, WV
200 dealers occupy this converted mill covering over 35,000 square feet
of floor space.
Hill Antiques web site
BERKELEY SPRINGS ANTIQUE MALL, Berkeley Springs, WV
30 dealers across from Berkeley Springs
DICKINSON'S CRAFT GALLERY, Shepardstown, WV
Hand-made crafts by 160 national artists.
HERITAGE TRAIL ANTIQUE MALL, Berkeley Springs, WV
Crystal, porcelain, Civil War memorabilia and books are specialties at this
MOUNTAIN LAUREL CRAFTS, Berkeley Springs, WV
Fine arts and crafts.
You will find a gallery on the second floor.
In addition to antiques, Mill Creek Manor is also central to wonderful
GERARD HOUSE GIFT SHOP, on premesis
Directly adjacent to Mill Creek Manor is the historic 1743 Gerard
House, one of the oldest known buildings in West Virginia. Gerard
House Gifts offers a bouquet of Victorian, Country and Americana
handcrafts and gifts made by local artisans. Make sure you stop by as
part of your stay.
SHOPS OF FAIRFAX STREET, Berkeley Springs, WV
gifts, West Virginia crafts, bath and spa luxuries.
PRIME OUTLETS, Hagerstown, MD
Boasting some of the finest outlet shopping available, Prime Outlets
offers a wide variety of name brand stores to suit the best bargain
Outlets Hagerstown store directory and directions
A myriad of wonderful and eclectic festivals take place year-round in
the greater West Virginia-Virginia area.
SHENANDOAH APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, Winchester, VA
Each Spring, the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival takes
place in nearby Winchester with a wide variety of fun activities.
Official website of the
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
calendar of local West Virginia festivals, click here
Take in some of the finest natural scenery or adventure in the
greater Gerrardstown area. Whatever your fancy, chances are that there
are plenty of available opportunities nearby.
TUBING, KAYAKING, RAFTING
Relax and enjoy the class I, II and III rapids of the Potomac River,
or take in the wonderful scenery as you lounge on an inner tube.
Season begins in early May.
website (Harper's Ferry area)
Blue Ridge Outfitters website
CACAPON STATE PARK
Located in nearby Berkeley Springs, Cacapon State park covers over
6,000 acres of beautiful mountain terrain and offers hiking, horseback
riding, biking and many other outdoor activities.
State Park Official Site
For the more adventuresome, West Virginia boasts some of the finest whitewater
rafting in the country. Test your skills on Class I to Class VI
information on West Virginia whitewater rafting
Why wait for the warm weather to visit us? West Virginia has great
skiing and snow activities nearby all Winter long.
More information on
West Virginia skiing
In the mood for some fun competition? Try your hand at paintball at
North Mountain paintball, located in Gerrardstown.
North Mountain Paintball website
BERKELEY SPRINGS NATURAL SPAS, Berkeley Springs, WV
Popular since before the days of George Washington, the world-famous
Berkeley Springs mineral springs are just a short drive from Mill
Creek Manor. Thousands have enjoyed the variety of baths and
treatments in the warm mineral waters that flow from the springs at a
constant temperature of 74.3 degrees. What a way to relax !
information on Berkeley Springs State Park
CHARLES TOWN RACES, Charles Town, WV
Spend a fun evening at the Charles Town horse races and slots in
nearby Charles Town.
Charles Town Races and Slots
The hosts of Mill Creek Manor have either participated in the activities suggested above or trust the positive impression
of those who have.