Historic Shepherdstown Walking Tour

Your guide will direct you to the numerous historic buildings and sites within the corporation of Shepherstown, the oldest town in West Virginia. Shepherdstown has roots that go deep into the nation's past. Shepherdstown today is an interesting blend of the old and the new. German Street, the town's main street, is a showplace of 18th- and 19th-century homes and shops, many lovingly maintained and adapted to modern purposes. Specialty shops, boutiques, bookstores, antique shops, and restaurants line the sidewalks, imparting a quaint charm to the business district.


Antietam Battleground Tour

Located only five minutes from the Shepherd University campus, the National Battlefield at Antietam has extensive trails, a museum and historical buildings that commemorate the bloodies one day battle in American History. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.


Breaux Vineyards Tour (extra fee required)

Come enjoy the internationally acclaimed wines of Virginia’s Breaux Vineyards. The 404-acre estate has over 100 acres planted in 18 different grape varieties. Long vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains can be enjoyed from their tasting room, Patio Madeleine and landscaped terraces. Located only a short distance from historic Harpers Ferry!


Tour of the Robert C. Byrd Papers

Dr. Ray Smock, Director of the Robert C. Byrd Center and former Historian of the U. S. House of Representatives, will conduct a behind-the-scenes tour of the Robert C. Byrd Archive of political papers and memorabilia. The late Senator Byrd was the longest serving Senator in American history. His House and Senate service covered that of 11 Presidents from Eisenhower to Obama. Smock will also discuss how this Center for Legislative Studies enhances the overall mission of the university.