For the kids, by George

For the kids, by George Group Tours are available anytime by reservation. Please call ahead to reserve your tour time. 304-264-9977
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We are now accepting group and Birthday party reservations! Call today for more information. 304-264-9977

11/13/2019
All Aboard! to the Children's Museum

Check out our new video that lets you explore the For The Kids, By George, Children's Museum. Thanks to Thad Reid for producing, Kimberly Nelson for hosting, and all the children who acted in this fun video!

10/01/2019

We just made an Instagram page! Go follow it @forthekidsbygeorgemusuem and be sure to tag us in any of your photos!

Look what Jacob made last week! The ship is still sailing in Lego land. Thanks for your hard work.
08/31/2019

Look what Jacob made last week! The ship is still sailing in Lego land. Thanks for your hard work.

Escape Room Mania! What a turn out we had Friday night. All kinds of fun as clever players worked their way through the ...
07/22/2019

Escape Room Mania! What a turn out we had Friday night. All kinds of fun as clever players worked their way through the clues to escape each room. We were pretty tricky but not tricky enough for these players. Everyone made it out eventually! Here is a picture of one of many groups that made it out.

Now for the announcement of the winner of our random drawing for a $50 gift certificate towards fine dining at Brix restaurant on Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The winner is....... Phillip Manriquez and his team mates!

We will get in touch to arrange for you to get your certificate.

Stay tuned for future Escape the Museum events!

07/08/2019

Calling all "smarty-pants-know-it-alls." We are hosting an Escape Room challenge on July 19 at 6:30 in the museum. This first event is aimed at young adults (or those young at heart.) See if you have what it takes to figure your way out of one of our exhibit areas. If you make it out of all 3, you are eligible for a random drawing prize! The price of admission is $15 and includes a glass of wine or beer. Come out, test your knowledge, and have some fun. Come as a group or we can assign you to one. You can pay at the door or online at www.forthekidsbygeorge.org.

Holy Cow! The home stretch to summer vacation has been filled with school field trips. Thanks to Ranson Elementary, TA L...
06/06/2019

Holy Cow! The home stretch to summer vacation has been filled with school field trips. Thanks to Ranson Elementary, TA Lowery Head Start and Berkeley Heights Elementary for their energy and enthusiasm. You make it all worthwhile!

Boy, May has been happening around here! Lots of field trips from area schools.  Thank  you St. Leo's Head Start, Blue R...
05/21/2019

Boy, May has been happening around here! Lots of field trips from area schools. Thank you St. Leo's Head Start, Blue Ridge Elementary, and Berkeley Heights Elementary for making Spring blossom at the museum.

April showers bring...kids to the museum! It's been pretty busy here.  We want to thank Martinsburg Christian Academy, R...
05/02/2019

April showers bring...kids to the museum! It's been pretty busy here. We want to thank Martinsburg Christian Academy, Rosemont Elementary, and Berkeley Heights Head Start for making our days brighter. We have many trips lined up for May. Call us if you want to squeeze in a field trip before school lets out!

Spring is here and that means time for school Field Trips!  We have had a busy March and April is looking good also.  We...
04/11/2019

Spring is here and that means time for school Field Trips! We have had a busy March and April is looking good also. We still have openings in May so book your trip now by calling 304 264-9977 or emailing [email protected]

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04/11/2019

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Oh my gosh! Was that an invasion of Keebler Cookie elves on Tuesday! Whew, no it was just the wonderful kids from the He...
02/28/2019

Oh my gosh! Was that an invasion of Keebler Cookie elves on Tuesday! Whew, no it was just the wonderful kids from the Hedgesville Head Start program. This is one of many groups we have hosted at no cost through our NIP grant program. Call us to find out more!

It's been busy here in the month of January as visitors come in from the cold. Frosty Fun Day turned out to be on a mild...
01/24/2019

It's been busy here in the month of January as visitors come in from the cold. Frosty Fun Day turned out to be on a mild weather day. That must have been a good thing since we had 3 times as many visitors this year in the indoor snowball fight!

Also had a great time with the Faith Christian 3rd Grade class who did come in from a cold day outside. Thanks for visiting!

Come join us this Saturday as we take part in Frosty Family Fun Day in downtown Martinsburg!  We will be hosting an indo...
12/31/2018

Come join us this Saturday as we take part in Frosty Family Fun Day in downtown Martinsburg! We will be hosting an indoor snowball fight on the pedestrian bridge over top of the railroad tracks. See how well you aim and also how well you duck! The event is from 1:00 to 3:00. Why not make an afternoon of it and take a museum tour while you are here. The snowball fight is free and the museum tour costs $6.

12/18/2018

Thank you so much T A Lowery 2nd grade class! Your energy and enthusiasm is still echoing on the walls. That was some of the best peddling we've ever seen on the George Washington Heritage trail 3D Bike Ride. Can't wait to see you again next year.

12/03/2018

Don't miss Special Saturday in December!

Thinking about Christmas gift ideas for children? We have a great selection of games, books, and crafts to choose from. ...
12/01/2018

Thinking about Christmas gift ideas for children? We have a great selection of games, books, and crafts to choose from. We're open Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00. Come on down!

11/08/2018

Come to our Museum Wide Scavenger Hunt at For The Kids, By George Children’s Museum for our November Special Saturday activity. See what kind of a detective you are as you spy historical clues throughout the museum. There will be 3 different age appropriate hunts in which you may participate. This event is for children 4 to 15 years of age. Come join the fun on Saturday November 17th at 2:00pm. The event is free with the price of admission to the museum. Spaces are limited so go to [email protected] or call 304 264-9977 and register before November 15. We are located at 229 E. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401. See you there!

10/23/2018

Thank you Senior Towers for visiting us. You get the award for the most "mature" kids to have come on a field trip. Spread the word and come back soon!

10/16/2018
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10/02/2018
Do you like chocolate?  Who doesn't! Join us on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 for Chocolate History Day.  See how chocolat...
09/27/2018

Do you like chocolate? Who doesn't! Join us on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 for Chocolate History Day. See how chocolate was made during the Colonial era with authentic recipes. This Special Saturday event is for children from ages 8-15. The event is free with the price of admission to the museum. Sign up by calling 304 264-9977 or email us at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

Writing the old fashioned way was never so fun! We had a great time at the Special Saturday Feather Quill Pen Workshop. ...
09/19/2018

Writing the old fashioned way was never so fun! We had a great time at the Special Saturday Feather Quill Pen Workshop. We used inks made from beets, tea, espresso, and more. Be sure to join the fun next month!

Texting is so easy! All you need is 2 thumbs and a little phone thingy. See how you measure up to old time writing with ...
09/06/2018

Texting is so easy! All you need is 2 thumbs and a little phone thingy. See how you measure up to old time writing with a quill pen and paper. Come join us at this month's Special Saturday event: Feather Quill Pen and Ink Workshop. The action starts at 2:00 on September 15. The event is free with the price of admission to the museum. Register by calling us at 304 264-9977 or drop us a line at [email protected]. Can't wait to see how you do with your "John Hancock" signature!

08/16/2018

For The Kids, By George, Children’s Museum is expanding our Board of Directors to enable us to thrive in the coming years. Our mission is to provide an interactive and engaging environment that immerses children and families in the history and culture of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and its importance to the founding of our nation. We believe what we do has an impact on our children to give them a sense of connection and pride of place to our special part of West Virginia. Our children will become future business and community leaders who will be stewards of our local heritage.
We are looking for leaders who support and love what we do. Someone who wants to work to maintain and strengthen the uniquely entertaining way that we bring history alive. Someone who loves children and cares about their education. Someone with new ideas to challenge us to serve in new ways.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

08/08/2018
Next Saturday, August 4, join us for Special Saturday. Our event will be making your own Colonial Game of Shut The Box. ...
07/26/2018

Next Saturday, August 4, join us for Special Saturday. Our event will be making your own Colonial Game of Shut The Box. It will start at 2:00 and is free with the price of admission. Call us at 304 264-9977 or email [email protected] to sign up. See you there!

Thank you Shepherdstown Elementary School Alphabest program! We had a great time together on Thursday. See you again nex...
07/24/2018

Thank you Shepherdstown Elementary School Alphabest program! We had a great time together on Thursday. See you again next summer.

07/19/2018

Hey folks, Special Saturday is cancelled this month. We didn't have anyone sign up. Be sure to look for out next one in August!

Hi Facebook fans. This month's Special Saturday activity will be the Native American Rainstick Game. You will make your ...
07/12/2018

Hi Facebook fans. This month's Special Saturday activity will be the Native American Rainstick Game. You will make your own rain stick and learn to play this authentic game once played by the Native Americans. Come join us and get in touch with your inner Tuscarora!
The date is July 21 at 2:00 and is free with the price of admission. To sign up call us at 304 264-9977 or email [email protected]. We hope to see you there!

Hey folks! Help us out while you do some midsummer shopping. July 16 is Amazon Prime Day. A percentage of proceeds go th...
07/10/2018
Support For the Kids By George Childrens Museum by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Hey folks! Help us out while you do some midsummer shopping. July 16 is Amazon Prime Day. A percentage of proceeds go the the museum when you shop at Amazon Smile. Go to this link and book mark it to your browser: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2462391 A portion of your purchase will be donated to us. Thanks !

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to For the Kids By George Childrens Museum. Support us every time you shop.

We had lot's of fun with the Burke Street Summer Program. They really tuned in to the George Washington Heritage Trail f...
06/28/2018

We had lot's of fun with the Burke Street Summer Program. They really tuned in to the George Washington Heritage Trail film. Come back soon kids!

06/21/2018

Two days in a row of visits from Little Eagle Childcare Center! You kids really rock.

Thanks to Jeff Hollis for leading our Intro to Geocaching workshop! Look for our July Special Saturday event at fortheki...
06/16/2018

Thanks to Jeff Hollis for leading our Intro to Geocaching workshop! Look for our July Special Saturday event at forthekidsbygeorge.org.

06/11/2018

Don't miss this month's Special Saturday activity. Introduction to geocaching with Tim Eggleston. Bring a smart phone and learn the basics of this popular hobby. The workshop begins at 2:00 and is free with the price of admission to the museum. Register by end of day Wednesday to take part.

06/09/2018
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Historic McFarland House

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05/22/2018
Why is George Washington traveling the backwoods of Berkeley County? He's on his way to the Frontier Tavern Dinner on Ju...
05/16/2018

Why is George Washington traveling the backwoods of Berkeley County? He's on his way to the Frontier Tavern Dinner on June 8. He will be hosting an evening of fine dining, period dance, and plenty of fiddle music. Stay tuned for more info!

05/14/2018
May is here and flowers are coming too!  This month for Special Saturday we will make collages from pressed flowers.  Co...
05/01/2018

May is here and flowers are coming too! This month for Special Saturday we will make collages from pressed flowers. Come on out on May 12 at 2:00 to make your own artistic creation. Register for the event by leaving a message at 304 264-9977 or email us at [email protected]. Event is free with the regular $6 price of admission.

04/17/2018

We could use some help. We sponsor field trips for school groups during the week and we have wonderful volunteer docents. The docents work with the kids in the exhibit area giving information and answering questions. If you, or someone you know, would like to help as a volunteer docent, give us a call! 304 264-9977. Thanks from all the kids who will benefit from your help.

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229 E Martin St
Martinsburg, WV
25401

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(304) 264-9977

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