Belle Boyd House

Known as Lot 50 when purchased by Benjamin Reed Boyd in 1853, the Belle Boyd House was home to Civil War spy Belle Boyd. The house is now a place where groups can discover the many Civil War items that are on display. On a tour of the house, groups will see the Victorian style ballroom, store, parlor, and more. The house is decorated as it would have been during the 1800s, causing groups to feel as if they’ve gone back in time. Exhibits feature artifacts related to the Civil War, Berkeley County history, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 136 East Race Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Berkeley County. Tel: 304-267-4713. Website: www.bchs.org/belle-boyd-house.html. Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue