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“Well worth the visit”

Jefferson County Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love such Museums. They are small enough that you can cover them without getting tired, and interesting enough that you will always find a place to linger, where you want to learn more.

The Jefferson County Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Jefferson County, West Virginia. There is a Reception Desk where you are warmly greeted, and there is an Entrance fee, which is $4.00 for Adults. There is a very clear guide map, and you can begin your self-guided tour on either side.

One side is dedicated to exhibits from the various wars. You can, also, learn more about John Brown, Harriet Lane (I loved her gorgeous Tiffany’s fan), and other notables from this area. There are old typewriters, old toys, old bottles, and firearms. The museum displays are such that they are easy to follow.

There is ample street parking, and, also a small Gift Shop with unique items by local artists.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Local artifacts from a very historic area of our country (revolutionary and civil war eras). Newly added African American info is prominently displayed.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This museum is small but jam-packed full of history. It houses the wagon that John Brown rode in on his way to be executed. The attendant is very informative. She seems to thoroughly enjoy her job and sharing the history of Charles Town with the patrons of the museum.

Thank Amber G
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

For history buffs, this small museum has so much packed in such tiny quarters. From George Washington to John Brown to the history of Charles Town, it's here.

Thank Sue N
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It is amazing that this museum is not inundated with visitors every single day. From its collection of George Washington's brother Charles' items, to the John Brown memorabilia, this is a must stop if you are anywhere near Harpers Ferry. It has the wagon that brought John Brown to the gallows. This museum includes everything from slave shackles to Civil War small arms ammunition. Please stop here if you're anywhere near the area. It is three dollars well spent!

Thank Sierra M
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