Historic Hampshire County

Less than a 2-hour drive from Washington, DC, Fairfax, VA and Frederick, MD, Hampshire County is uniquely situated as a gateway to Almost Heaven West Virginia. A visit here provides you with an experience rooted in our country’s biggest historical events including the French & Indian War, American Revolution and the Civil War.

Our museums, cemeteries, farms and markets, festivals, scenic marked trails, train rides, and old fashioned resorts will take you back in time to a bygone era. Family-owned and operated hotels, restaurants and art/music centers bring our rich heritage to life. Come spend time with our friendly folks who have lived and worked in Hampshire County for generations.

Your first visit you might be a stranger, but you’ll leave as a friend. When you return to Hampshire County’s country roads, you’ll feel you’ve come home.

Learn more about Civil War Trails.