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231 Dominion Rd.
Gerrardstown, WV 25420
(304) 229-1617

 

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.
Learn more about the Washington Historic Trail 

Harper's Ferry
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.
Official NPS site for Harper's Ferry National Historical Park 
 Special Event: Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, March 29-30, 2003 

Antietam Battlefield
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.
Official 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.
Bunker Hill Antiques web site

BERKELEY SPRINGS ANTIQUE MALL, Berkeley Springs, WV
304-258-5676
 
30 dealers across from Berkeley Springs State Park.

DICKINSON'S CRAFT GALLERY, Shepardstown, WV

304-876-0657
Hand-made crafts by 160 national artists.

HERITAGE TRAIL ANTIQUE MALL, Berkeley Springs, WV

304-258-5811
Crystal, porcelain, Civil War memorabilia and books are specialties at this antique mall.

MOUNTAIN LAUREL CRAFTS, Berkeley Springs, WV

304-258-1919
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 shopping.

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

800-447-8797
Antiques, books, 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 hunter.
Prime 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

For a 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.
Butts Tubes website (Harper's Ferry area)
Blue Ridge Outfitters website (Harper's Ferry)

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.
Cacapon State Park Official Site 

WHITEWATER RAFTING
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 rapids.
More information on West Virginia whitewater rafting 

SKIING
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  

PAINTBALL
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 !
More 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 Official website 

The hosts of Mill Creek Manor have either participated in the activities suggested above or trust the positive impression of those who have.

   
   

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