General Adam Stephen House

General Adam Stephen House General Adam Stephen House & Triple Brick Museum are currently closed by WV Governor's Executive Order No. 9-20, (March 23, 2020) stating that all non-essential businesses and operations are to temporarily cease activities until the order is rescinded.
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Restored as a memorial to the town founder, Revolutionary War General Adam Stephen, the limestone house was constructed on land along the Tuscarora Creek purchased by Stephen in 1770. He became the first sheriff of Berkeley County when it was created in 1772 and started businesses along the Tuscarora Creek including two mills, a distillery, and a gun factory. Shortly after that, in a bid to have the county seat located near his new residence and businesses, Adam Stephen laid out a town plat and sold lots on his land to start the town of Martinsburg, Virginia, which was chartered by the Virginia Assembly in 1778. After Stephen's death here in 1791, the house was sold by his heirs, and a number of families owned and resided in it before it was deeded by the last private owner, William Evers, to the City of Martinsburg, West Virginia, in 1959. At that time, the General Adam Stephen Memorial Association was formed with the purpose of restoring the house and acquiring suitable furnishings which would reflect the early period of the house. A lot of work done on the house in the 1960s would have been impossible without the support of the local community and civic and patriotic groups. In 1970, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it was furnished and opened for tours as a historic house museum.

06/13/2020

The General Adam Stephen House will be opening on weekends this summer starting on Saturday, June 13, 2020, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. We are following social distancing guidelines, and the wearing of face masks by guests is also requested. There may be a short wait for entry into the house if other guests are already on tour in the building.

General Adam Stephen House
04/25/2020

General Adam Stephen House

Some scenes from out Colonial Christmas event at the Adam Stephen House this year...and the Christmas shop in the Triple...
12/14/2019

Some scenes from out Colonial Christmas event at the Adam Stephen House this year...and the Christmas shop in the Triple Brick Museum next door.

Main Street Martinsburg
12/14/2019

Main Street Martinsburg

Step back in time to 1779 to a Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House on the first two full weekends of December! There also will be a Christmas shop with Christmas-themed items in the Triple Brick Museum next door to the Stephen House. The Adam Stephen House is located at 309 East John Street in historic downtown Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4434 for additional information.

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo
12/10/2019

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo

Step back in time to 1779 to a Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House on the first two full weekends of December! ...
11/21/2019

Step back in time to 1779 to a Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House on the first two full weekends of December! There also will be a Christmas shop with Christmas-themed items in the Triple Brick Museum next door to the Stephen House. The Adam Stephen House is located at 309 East John Street in historic downtown Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4434 for additional information.

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo
11/21/2019

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo
11/01/2019

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo

This photo of a jack-o-lantern sitting in front of the Adam Stephen House at night-time has a few orbs in the photo.
09/22/2019

This photo of a jack-o-lantern sitting in front of the Adam Stephen House at night-time has a few orbs in the photo.

General Adam Stephen House
09/22/2019

General Adam Stephen House

09/22/2019
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The General Adam Stephen House, Martinsburg's town founder's home built in the 1780s, will be open for candlelight tours on Friday evenings October 11, 18, and 25, and also on Halloween night, Thursday October 31. Contact Haunted History and Legends Tours of Martinsburg for details and reservations at 304-261-7470. The Adam Stephen House will receive part of the proceeds for every ticket sold. Thank you!

Contact the curator at 304-267-4434 for information about having a paranormal investigation at the house.
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An unveiling of the new plaque designating the Stephen Family Burial Plot at the Adam Stephen Monument on South Queen St...
09/19/2019

An unveiling of the new plaque designating the Stephen Family Burial Plot at the Adam Stephen Monument on South Queen Street with a brief ceremony recognizing Eagle Scout Will Martin for his involvement in the project will occur on this Sunday, September 22, at 3:00 p.m. Immediately following the unveiling ceremony, Will's Court of Honor ceremony designating him as Eagle Scout will be held at the Triple Brick Museum at 4:00 p.m. Members of the General Adam Stephen Memorial Association and of associated patriotic groups are encouraged to attend both events.

The General Adam Stephen Memorial Association will be having a 60th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 14, f...
08/23/2019

The General Adam Stephen Memorial Association will be having a 60th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, September 15, from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the General Adam Stephen House at 309 East John Street near downtown Martinsburg.

The event will celebrate the donation of the Adam Stephen property to the City of Martinsburg by William A. Evers in 1959 and the formation of the General Adam Stephen Memorial Association and will recognize the individuals and organizations that helped in the early restoration of the Adam Stephen House and property. The organizations that were involved will have specials displays in the Adam Stephen House, and refreshments will be served for that weekend only. Admission is free but monetary donations are accepted as always.

Beginning on September 21, the displays will be available for viewing on weekends through October 27 in the Triple Brick Museum next door.

For more information, call 304-267-4434 or email the Adam Stpehen House at [email protected].

The General Adam Stephen Memorial Association is having a YARD SALE at the General Adam Stephen House property at 311 Ea...
08/08/2019

The General Adam Stephen Memorial Association is having a YARD SALE at the General Adam Stephen House property at 311 East John Street in Martinsburg on this Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days. The Lions Club of Martinsburg will be selling submarine sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, and beverages on the premises in the lower level of the Triple Brick Museum. All proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the continuing restoration and upkeep of the historic buildings on the property there. Please come and see what treasures you might find and have a great lunch!

The General Adam Stephen Memorial Association is having a YARD SALE at the General Adam Stephen House property at 311 Ea...
07/13/2019

The General Adam Stephen Memorial Association is having a YARD SALE at the General Adam Stephen House property at 311 East John Street in Martinsburg on Saturday August 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Lions Club of Martinsburg will be selling submarine sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, and beverages on the premises in the lower level of the Triple Brick Museum. All proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the continuing restoration and upkeep of the historic buildings on the property there. Please come and see what treasures you might find and have a great lunch!

House open for tours and yard sale continues today Sunday May 12 at Adam Stephen House 10am-4pm.Thanks to photographers ...
05/12/2019

House open for tours and yard sale continues today Sunday May 12 at Adam Stephen House 10am-4pm.
Thanks to photographers Jake Taylor, Joyce Englebright, Gail Zurenda, and Harriet Johnson for these great pics!

As part our Martinsburg Heritage Festival, the General Adam Stephen Memorial Association is having a YARD SALE at the Ge...
05/10/2019

As part our Martinsburg Heritage Festival, the General Adam Stephen Memorial Association is having a YARD SALE at the General Adam Stephen House property at 309 East John Street in Martinsburg on Mother's Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. All proceeds will benefit the continuing restoration and upkeep of the historic buildings on the property there. Please come and see what treasures you might find!

Thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Will Martin and Boy Scout Troop #25 for work on his Eagle Scout project to beautify the ...
04/23/2019

Thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Will Martin and Boy Scout Troop #25 for work on his Eagle Scout project to beautify the Adam Stephen monument on South Queen Street!

General Adam Stephen House
03/21/2019

General Adam Stephen House

The last evening of Colonial Christmas will be this evening, Sunday, December 9, from 4 to 8 pm.  Don't miss it!
12/09/2018

The last evening of Colonial Christmas will be this evening, Sunday, December 9, from 4 to 8 pm. Don't miss it!

Join us for the Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House on Saturday Dec. 8 and Sunday Dec. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m.
12/05/2018

Join us for the Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House on Saturday Dec. 8 and Sunday Dec. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m.

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo
11/27/2018

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo

General Adam Stephen House
11/27/2018

General Adam Stephen House

2018 Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House portraying the year 1778 (240 years ago)!There is no admission charge ...
11/21/2018

2018 Colonial Christmas at the Adam Stephen House portraying the year 1778 (240 years ago)!
There is no admission charge for this event but donations are accepted. The Christmas Shop in the Triple Brick Museum next door will also be open and offers a variety of Christmas-themed items and unique gifts.

GHOST TOURS OF THE GENERAL ADAM STEPHEN HOUSE & OLD MARTINSBURG, on Fridays and Saturdays Oct 5  & 6, 12 &13, 19 & 20, a...
09/01/2018

GHOST TOURS OF THE GENERAL ADAM STEPHEN HOUSE & OLD MARTINSBURG, on Fridays and Saturdays Oct 5 & 6, 12 &13, 19 & 20, and 26 & 27, at 7:00 pm - Join Justin Stevens, of Haunted History and Legends Tours of Martinsburg, WV, and author of the book Haunted Martinsburg, as he takes you on a tour of the historic home of Martinsburg's town founder Adam Stephen, with a short walking tour of other haunted locations in the oldest section of Martinsburg and local graveyards. Combined length is about 2 1/2 hours long. Cost is $15 per person. Call 304-261-7470 for reservations or more information.

Season 3 episodes of The R.I.P. Files (Research & Investigation of the Paranormal) featuring the Adam Stephen House, the...
06/09/2018
Watch The R.I.P. Files Season 3 - Prime Video

Season 3 episodes of The R.I.P. Files (Research & Investigation of the Paranormal) featuring the Adam Stephen House, the Apollo Theatre, and the Shenandoah Hotel, all in Martinsburg, WV, is now available on Amazon Prime in the United States and Canada. All three seasons of the show are available!
The episode featuring the Adam Stephen House is Episode 5 of Season 3 and is entitled "Fear House."
The episodes can be found at: "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DDBRHNH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_ErTdBbNP2F856

The team is back, with a few fresh faces to explore the darkness and build a bridge between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Here is a detailed schedule for the Martinsburg Heritage Festival, May 11-13, 2018
05/05/2018

Here is a detailed schedule for the Martinsburg Heritage Festival, May 11-13, 2018

General Adam Stephen House
04/10/2018

General Adam Stephen House

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo
04/10/2018

General Adam Stephen House's cover photo

General Adam Stephen House
11/16/2017

General Adam Stephen House

The Adam Stephen House Colonial Christmas will be held on the first two weekends of December.  This year, our actors wil...
11/14/2017

The Adam Stephen House Colonial Christmas will be held on the first two weekends of December. This year, our actors will be portraying the year 1787 (230 years ago)!

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309 East John St (PO Box 1496)
Martinsburg, WV
25402

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(304) 267-4434

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