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Trains Magazine Special Edition: CSX at 40
In the special edition of Trains magazine, The Martinsburg Roundhouse is featured in an article titled "Sacred Places: These 40 locations are unique, historic, or just downright interesting." The Martinsburg Roundhouse is number two out of forty on this list.
Civil Engineering: The Magazine of The American Society of Civil Engineers
In November 2019's issue of Civil Engineering: The Magazine of The American Society of Civil Engineers The Martinsburg Roundhouse is focused on the History Lesson section. The title of the article by T.R. Witcher and is titled "Civil War and Labor Strikes: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops."
Martinsburg Roundhouse | 100 Liberty Street | Martinsburg | West Virginia
The Center includes 13 acres with three B&O Railroad shop buildings. The main attraction is the completely enclosed 1866 cast iron frame Roundhouse. It is situated along 1,000 feet of the Tuscarora Creek. The B & O Railroad shops operated until 1988. This site was active early in the Civil War and was the site of the first National Labor Strike of 1877.
Saturday tours are from 10 AM - 4 PM, $5 per adult, $3 for students and children under 5 yrs are free. Private tours can be arranged. Cost is $35 for two and $5 for each additional person. Please call the Visitors Center.
The Roundhouse will be closed for the Winter Season after 3 PM on the last Saturday in October. We plan on reopening on the first Saturday in April. Please call The Roundhouse at 304-260-4141 for information.
The Friends of The Roundhouse are a group of dedicated volunteers who are a vital part of the roundhouse that keeps this beautiful, historic facility running smoothly.
We will always welcome and need more volunteers. Some of the ways you can serve the site are as a tour guide, joining the event committee, or helping with the maintenance of our grounds or buildings. Perhaps helping with a train layout or working in our gift store is more for you. We are open to new ideas and to the talents and time that you can contribute to this historic group.
Consider joining our group of volunteers! Begin by contacting Spring Giovannelli by calling 304-260-4141 press option 3 or reaching out on Facebook or through email.
The Roundhouse Center is known to be a wonderful site for photography. The buildings and grounds can be a setting for wedding photos, graduations, holiday pictures and so much more! Photographs of the roundhouse have become published scenery shots.
Glance through the gallery at the photos from the past and present, to see why photographers love visiting the Martinsburg Roundhouse.
Though still a bit rustic, the historic Roundhouse is available for rental for various types of events.
With a little imagination and you can hold your event where “Stonewall” Jackson started his raid in 1861 or where the first labor strike in America was held. Or in modern days, the site of filming for several mini-series.
Tables and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own food or caterer. One or all 3 buildings can be rented.
To inquire about event rental information, please contact Spring Giovannelli at 304-260-4141 press option 3 to schedule an appointment.