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R e wi n d. R e l a x. R e peat. Ranson Convention & Visitors Bureau 216 N. Mildred St. Ranson, West Virginia 25438

304.724.3862 • ransonwv.us


Rewind. Relax. Repeat. Nestled in the heart of Jefferson County, West Virginia, and just an hour's drive from the nation's capital and 40 minutes from Dulles International Airport, Ranson is located at the center of opportunity for you to rewind, relax, and repeat. Ranson is a return to the past and a retreat from the present. Deemed by its founders as the "ideal place for industry and business," Ranson came to life in 1910 as the industrial hub of Jefferson County, anchored by a booming manufacturing economy. As it has for over 100 years, Ranson continues to transition, grow, and regenerate while keeping its small town charm.


From the exhilaration of American independence to the struggles of the Civil War, our regional history is both triumphant and tumultuous. Our historic spaces tell the stories of the past. Our farms, markets, and festivals recall a simpler time rooted in small town familiarity. While visiting, we invite you to retrace the route of pre-Revolutionary pioneers, hike the Appalachian Trail, enjoy the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River, and march in the footsteps of Civil War veterans from Harpers Ferry National Park to Antietam National Battlefield. Ranson is the perfect place to relax and reboot. Shopping, culture, gaming, horse-racing, and recreation in the Blue Ridge foothills are a respite from daily life. From spa treatments to sunset hikes, experience firsthand why John Denver called the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River "Almost Heaven." Thomas Jefferson stated in 1785 that a visit to our area was "worth a voyage across the Atlantic." We hope you take President Jefferson's advice and visit us.


Rewind Embrace the early

American experience.

Antietam National Battlefield 301.432.5124 – 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD – nps.gov

The bloodiest one-day battle in American history left 23,000 soldiers killed, wounded, or missing after 12 hours of brutal combat. Explore the museum and battlefield, attend a talk, or take a self-guided hike through Civil War history.

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Charles Town 304.728.3939 – 110 North George St., Charles Town – charlestownwv.us

Commemorated as a “Preserve America” city, Charles Town embraces its compelling past through loving restoration of its historic spaces. Established in 1786 by Charles Washington (the youngest brother of U.S. President George Washington), Charles Town was the site of abolitionist John Brown’s imprisonment, trial, and hanging, and the scene of Civil War skirmishes. The Charles Town Visitors Center offers self-guided walking tours through the city’s past.

The C&O Canal National Historical Park 301.722.8226 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov/choh

Spanning 184.5 miles between Washington, D.C. and Cumberland, Maryland, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is a National Historic Park revered for its recreation opportunities. Operating for nearly 100 years, the canal was a lifeline for Potomac River communities as coal, lumber, and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today, thousands of visitors run, bike, fish, and hike along this scenic path throughout the year.

Ferry Hill Plantation 301.722.8226 – 16500 Shepherdstown Pke., Sharpsburg, MD – nps.gov/choh

Situated above the bluffs of the Potomac River, Ferry Hill was once a thriving plantation and served as a ferry terminal for individuals looking to cross the Potomac. Now, the historic home gives visitors a glance at life before the 21st century. Open during the summer, Ferry Hill also serves as an easier, alternative access point to the C&O Canal for those who may find the stairs too steep at the Harpers Ferry access point.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 304.535.6029 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov

A “must see” destination for visitors of all ages, Harpers Ferry preserves the memory of the Civil War. Visit the site of abolitionist John Brown’s raid, hike trails and battlefields, and explore Jefferson County’s role in the War Between the States.

The Jefferson County Museum 304.725.8628 – 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town – jeffctywvmuseum.org

The Jefferson County Museum houses over 2,000 artifacts from the early Native Americans until World War II. A treasure trove of relics and local history, the museum honors our country’s past.

Living Civil War History Museum 703.967.5269 – 343 Campground Rd., Harpers Ferry

Experience the Civil War firsthand at this kid-friendly museum. Open May through November, be sure to visit on Saturdays to experience live cannon fire.

Shepherdstown 304.876.2786 – 129 E. German St., Shepherdstown – shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com

The oldest town in West Virginia, Shepherdstown blends its historic past with modern sensibilities. Its historic downtown boasts fine dining, specialty shops, and cultural attractions pleasing to visitors of all ages. Live music, seasonal festivals, and a thriving arts scene create a casual, community feel throughout the year.

Washington Heritage Trail 304.724.3862 – 216 N. Mildred St., Ranson – washingtonheritagetrail.org

The Washington Heritage Trail is a rich timeline of American history. Spanning Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties, our local section of the 136-mile National Scenic Byway guides visitors past such historic sites as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Jefferson County Courthouse & Museum, and Washington family heritage homes.


Bavarian Inn

Teahorse Hostel

304.876.2551 – 164 Shepherd Grade Rd., Shepherdstown

304.535.6848 – 1312 Washington St., Harpers Ferry

Budget Inn

The Angler's Inn

304.725.1447 – 401 N. Mildred St., Ranson

304.535.1239 – 867 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry

Camp Hill Bed & Breakfast

The Carriage Inn Bed & Breakfast

304.535.2657 – 701 Washington St., Harpers Ferry

800.867.9830 – 417 E. Washington St., Charles Town

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

The Gilbert House

304.876.7000 – 233 Lowe Dr., Shepherdstown clarionshepherdstown.com

304.725.0637 – Middleway Historic District, Charles Town

Comfort Inn

The Inn at Charles Town

304.876.3160 – 70 Maddex Square Dr., Shepherdstown

800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town

Cottonwood Inn

The Jackson Rose Bed & Breakfast

800.868.1188 – Mill Lane off Kabletown Rd., Charles Town

304.535.1528 – 1167 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry

Hampton Inn & Suites

The Mountain Lake Club

304.725.2200 – 157 Pimlico Dr., Charles Town

240.731.1349 – 1329 Lakeside Dr., Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry Guest House

The Robinson House

304.535.2101 – 800 Washington St., Harpers Ferry

304.582.9191 – 410 S. Mildred St., Ranson

Holiday Inn Express

The Town's Inn

304.725.1330.681 – Flowing Springs Rd., Ranson

304.932.0677 – 179 High St., Harpers Ferry

Inn at Moler's Crossroads

Thomas Shepherd Inn

304.876.8215 – 399 River Rd., Shepherdstown

888.889.8952 – 300 W. German St., Shepherdstown

Laurel Lodge

Towne House Motor Lodge

304.535.2886 – 844 E. Ridge St., Harpers Ferry

304.725.8441 – 642 E. Washington St., Charles Town

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budgetinn.com

camp-hill.com

comfortinn.com/hotel-shepherdstown-west_virginia-WV098

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charlestownsuites.hamptoninn.com

harpersferryguesthouse.com

holidayinnexpress-charlestown.com

innatmolerscrossroads.com

laurellodge.com

Northgate Inn 304.725.1402 – 106 Jefferson Ter., Charles Town

Quality Hotel Conference Center 304.535.6302 – 4328 William L. Wilson Fwy., Harpers Ferry qualityhotelharpersferry.com

Rest

Whether you seek historic furnishings or high thread counts, area lodging offers ample amenities and family fun.

teahorsehostel.com

theanglersinn.com

carriageinn.com

gilberthouse.com

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thejacksonrose.com

mountainlakeclub.com

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Turf Motel & Rib Room 304.725.2081 – 741 E. Washington St., Charles Town


Retail Therapy Bursting with hospitality and authenticity, our shopkeepers carry treasures suited to every taste.

Albert & Arnold’s

From larg e departme nt stores to locally owned shops, Ra nson features a variety of shoppin g experienc es.

304.725.7466 – 207 W. Washington St., Charles Town – albertandarnolds.com

The shop’s artisanal wines, cheeses, and specialty sandwiches are a gourmand’s delight!

The Black Dog Coffee Company

Sokel Makeup & Skin Care

1.877.724.9040 – 8001 Charles Town Rd., Shenandoah Junction – blackdogcoffee.net

304.728.8801 – 123 N. Charles St., Charles Town – sokelmakeup.com

Specialty-grade, small-batch coffees designed to sip and savor.

Rewind and replenish with rejuvenating facial, massage, and makeup treatments from industry experts.

Et Cetera 304.724.7003 – 130 W. Washington St., Charles Town

Southern Charm

Vintage and specialty goods for decorating, gifting, and entertaining.

304.724.7722 – 131 W. Washington St., Charles Town

Head Hunters Salon and Day Spa

Trendy fashions and upscale consignments burst with Southern style.

304.725.8080​– 212 W. Third Ave., Ranson – headhunterssalonspa.com

Studio M Salon & Boutique

Fill your day with relaxation, pampering, and rejuvenation with luxury services such as hair cuts and styling, massage therapy, make-up applications, bridal services, and more.

304.725.9988 – 231 W. Washington St., Charles Town – studiom4u.com

Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Three Points Cycle

Sensory treatments and retail products for skin, hair, body, and nails.

304.725.4423 – 4490 Summit Point Rd., Charles Town – hillbrookinn.com

304.728.5181 – 120 B W. Washington St., Charles Town – threepointscycle.net

Distinctive massage, facial, and body treatments for individuals and groups.

Thrill-seekers gear up for adventure at this cycle and repair shop.

Jefferson Medical Spa

Tranquility Day Spa & Salon

304.724.7200 – 118 E. Third Ave., Ranson – jeffersonmedspa.com

304.535.6302 – Rte. 340, Harpers Ferry – spaharpersferry.com

Wellness-focused massage and skin treatments.

Innovative spa, skin, nail, and body services for individuals, couples, groups, and children.

Marketplace at Potomac Towne Center

Vivo Day Spa

Rte. 9 and Oak Lee Dr., Ranson

304.535.1110 – 1315 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry – vivodayspa.com

The premiere retail destination in the region, the Marketplace offers variety and value to area shoppers. Stores include: Kohls, Petco, Olympia Sports, Weis Market, Panera Bread, and Home Depot

Pampering made easy with facial, hair, nail, massage, and reflexology treatments, as well as couples packages.

Needful Things

304.724.2090 – 108 N. George St., Charles Town – wstreetgallery.com

304.725.6315 – 218 W. Washington St., Charles Town – needfulthings-website.com

Antiques, furnishings, and collectibles reign at this nostalgia shop.

Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative Celebrating the work of local artists, the artists’ collective and gallery space showcases a variety of media.


Regional Eats

From grab-and-go eats to gourmet dining, area restaurants serve up friendly service and international flavors.

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Andy’s Pizza

Ginza Japenese Steakhouse

304.728.ANDY – 809 N. Mildred St., Ste. 9, Ranson

304.728.9888 – 91 Saratoga Dr., Charles Town

andyspizzaranson.com

Billie's Restaurant 304.725.9973 – 309 S. Mildred St., Ranson billiesrestaurant.com

Bob Evans 304.725.2100 – 132 Joshua M. Freeman Blvd., Ranson

Glory Days Grill 304.728.9000 – 190 Oak Lee Dr., Ranson glorydaysgrill.com

John's Café & Grill 304.724.8110 – 33-3 W. Virginia Way, Ranson

bobevans.com

Ledo Pizza

California Tortilla

304.724.8100 – 217 Oak Lee Dr., Ranson

304.724.1303 – 217 Oak Lee Dr., Ranson

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Little Caesars

Cantuta Café

304.728.3993 – Joshua M. Freeman Blvd., Ranson

304.277.7067 – 109 W. Washington St., Charles Town

littlecaesars.com

sites.google.com/site/cantutacafe/

McDonalds

Casa Gonzales

304.724.1171 – 108 Joshua M. Freeman Blvd., Ranson

304.725.1032 – 611 N. Mildred St., Ranson

Chick-Fil-A 304.728.1175 – 156 Joshua M. Freeman Blvd., Ranson

Mediterranean Café 304.724.9992 – 132 W. Washington St., Charles Town alfredosmedcafe.com

chick-fil-a.com

Ortega's Taco Shop

Dairy Queen

304.728.4321 – 211 S. Mildred St., Ranson

304.725.7417 – 109 S. Mildred St., Ranson dairyqueen.com

Paddy's Irish Pub 304.725.4999 – 210 W. Liberty St., Charles Town

DISH

paddys-wv.com

304.728.8464 – 213 W. Washington St., Charles Town

Panera Bread

Domino's Pizza

panerabread.com

wvdish.com

304.728.6050 – 217 Oak Lee Dr., Ranson

304.725.2095 – 201 N. Mildred St., Ranson

Pizza City

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins

pizzacitywv.com

dominos.com

304.724.1234 – 702 N. Mildred St., Ranson

304.724.7030 – 33-1 W. Virginia Way, Ranson

Roy Rogers

El Pollon

royrogersrestaurants.com

dunkindonuts.com

304.728.6050 – 217 Oak Lee Dr., Ranson

304.725.8635 – 38 Joshua M. Freeman Blvd., #102, Ranson

Skipper’s Downtown Dips & Deli

Five Guys

skippersdowntown.com

elpollonchicken.com

304.724.7739 – 38 Joshua M. Freeman Blvd., Ranson fiveguys.com

304.725.3477 – 114 W. Washington St., Charles Town

Subway 304.728.0488 – 5 Ranson Square, Ranson 304.724.6511 – 217 Oak Lee Dr., Ranson


Arts & Culture The arts are center stage in Jefferson County, a designated Certified Arts Community (CAC). From classical music to contemporary theater, the local scene is diverse and dazzling.

Father & Son Fun

Craftworks 304.728.6233 – 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town – wvcraftworks.org

Morning:

Situated on 12 acres of land, this non-profit art organization combines experiences of art, nature, and sustainable living. Take a class, stroll the trails, or visit Cool Spring Art Gallery.

Fire Hall Gallery

Kitchen Sink omelets at Billie’s Café Noon: White water rafting at River Riders Night:  Sunset fishing and camping at Moulton Park Campground

108 N. George St., Charles Town – ahajc.org

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, the gallery celebrates local talent and creative treasure.

Shepherd University Performing Arts Series 304.876.5000 – 301 N. King St., Shepherdstown – shepherd.edu

Black Box Arts Center 304.876.1350 – 113 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown – theblackboxartscenter.com

Artistic expression is alive in the Black Box, which schedules a variety of stage shows throughout the year.

The Bridge Gallery 304.876.2300 – 8566 Shepherdstown Pke., Shepherdstown bridgegalleryandframing.com

Showcasing a variety of local and regional fine art, The Bridge Gallery has served as an artistic outlet for the community since 1991.

Charles Town Opera House

The arts are alive at Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater. Inspired literary, music, and dance programs enthrall visitors and locals throughout the year.

Shepherdstown Opera House 304.876.3704 – 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown – operahouselive.com

As the first motion picture theater with sound in West Virginia, the Opera House has a storied past and a star-studded present. A celebrated artistic venue, the Opera House features acclaimed artists, live music, and films throughout the year.

Steam at Harpers Ferry 304.885.0094 – 180 High St., 1-B, Harpers Ferry – steamathf.wordpress.com

An eclectic gallery and gift shop featuring Victorian and steampunk-themed art.

304.725.4420 – 204 N. George St., Charles Town – oldoperahouse.org

Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative

Affectionately known as the “Old Opera House,” this turn-of-the-century venue presents timeless performances and acting instruction to area hopefuls.

304.724.2090 – 108 N. George St., Charles Town – wstreetgallery.com

This local artists’ collective and gallery space nourishes Charles Town’s creative spirit.


Bardane Farmers Market

Girls' Getaway

8001 Charles Town Rd., Shenandoah Junction

Offering fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, Bardane Farmers Market is open each Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at Black Dog Coffee Company.

Bloomery Plantation Distillery 304.725.3036 – 16357 Charles Town Rd., Charles Town – bloomerysweetshine.com

Hand-crafted with local fruit and botanicals, the distillery offers tours and tastings, complete with live music.

Bolivar Heights Farmers Market Washington St. near Harpers Ferry Middle School

Morning:

Coffee talk at the Black Dog

Fashionista finds in downtown Charles Town

Noon: Primping at the Head Hunters Salon and Day Spa

Night:  Gourmet eats at DISH Bistro

Tasting and tunes at the Bloomery Plantation Distillery Slumber party at the Robinson House

Local pasture raised meats, eggs, organic vegetables, and baked goods produced with pride. Open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm during the summer.

Charles Town Farmers Market

Ridgefield Farm & Orchard

304.579.0924 – N. Samuel St., Charles Town – charlestownfarmersmarket.org

304.876.3647 – 414 Kidwiler Rd., Harpers Ferry – ridgefieldfarm.com

A delicious array of locally grown fruits, vegetables, baked, and other goods are available Saturday mornings from mid-April to mid-October at the Charles Town Farmers Market.

A working farm since the 1890s, Ridgefield is a four season family destination. Flowers, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees are ready for year-round picking.

Jefferson Orchards

S. King St., Shepherdstown

304.725.9149 – W. Virginia 9, Kearneysville – frontiernet.net/~jefforch/

Over 170 acres produce tasty apples, peaches, plums, and nectarines ready for enjoying. Open July through December.

Shepherdstown Farmers Market Fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, plants, flowers, live music, and other goods offered each Sunday, April through December.

Morgan’s Grove Market 304.283.2467 – 3988 Kearneysville Pke., Shepherdstown – morgansgrovemarket.com

Featuring local farmers, bakers, chefs, artists, crafters, and musicians each Saturday from spring to fall.

Potomac Farms Nursery & Greenhouses 304.876.3188 – 789 Potomac Farms Dr., Shepherdstown – potomacfarms.net

Their array of annuals, perennials, produce, and herbs are planted with Panhandle pride.

Our local farm economy is ripe with promise. Experience our bounty from seed to spirits!

Farmer s market s harve st organic produce and loc al fun!

Rural “A g”ventures


Recreation Our wide-open spaces and first-rate facilities encourage friendly competition! Golf

Cress Creek

Pedal through ng history alo the C&O Canal.

304.876.3375 – 100 Cress Creek Dr., Shepherdstown – cresscreek.com

The private, 18 hole championship course delights and challenges golfers with 220 acres of rolling terrain.

Locust Hill Golf Course 304.728.7300 – 278 Saint Andrews Dr., Charles Town – locusthillgolf.com

Rated #5 in West Virginia by Golfweek Magazine for its superb public access course, Locust Hill features 35 acres of lakes and Blue Ridge beauty. Equally appropriate for novice and veteran golfers, four sets of tees on every hole welcome players at all levels.

Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club

Horseback Riding

Elk Mountain Trails 301.834.8882 – 921 Hoffmaster Rd., Knoxville, MD – elkmountaintrails.com

Elk Mountain provides memorable horseback adventures through the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the banks of the Potomac River.

PonyXpress at Dubble ‘R’ Farm

304.725.5210 – Country Club Rd., Charles Town – golfsleepyhollow.com

304-728-0753 – poniesrfun.com

Set in the majestic Blue Ridge foothills, Sleepy Hollow welcomes golfers of all abilities. No tee times, all day green fees, and affordable rates make for family fun.

Bring your kids out to the farm for a Pony Play Date! Your child can pet a pony, brush a pony, ride a pony, and visit with all the other animals on the farm!


Hiking & Biking

Racing

304.535.6331 – 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry – appalachiantrail.org

800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

As the psychological halfway point of the 2,000-mile trail from Maine to Georgia, this haven offers respite for hikers “going the distance”. Along the four miles of trail passing through Jefferson County, elevations range between 265 and 1,200 feet. The Appalachian Trail Visitors Center is a rich resource for visitors exploring the area.

Experience live thoroughbred racing under the lights!

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy & Visitors Center

Bolivar Heights Battlefield Trail 304.535.6029 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov

Walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and Stonewall Jackson on this familyfriendly hiking trail.

The C & O Canal National Historical Park 301.722.8226 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov/choh

The C&O towpath boasts scenic beauty and fresh mountain air. Beloved by bicyclists, runners, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders, the path is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

Jefferson Rock 304.535.6029 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov

Get a bird’s-eye view of the convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers atop a breathtaking rock formation, which according to Thomas Jefferson, was “worth a voyage across the Atlantic.”

Maryland Heights 304.535.6029 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov

Steeped in history, Maryland Heights is a strenuous hike with Civil War forts, ruins, and river views.

Virginius Island 304.535.6029 – 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry – nps.gov

Two easy hiking loops allow for the exploration of a once-thriving 19th century industrial town along the Shenandoah River.

Playing

Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry 304.535.2663 – 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry – harpersferryadventurepark.com

A must for thrill seekers, Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry offers zip line canopy tours and aerial forest challenge trails.

Lance-Slusher Park 304.724.3865 – 216 N. Mildred St., Ranson – cityofransonwv.net

Playgrounds, a tennis court, a basketball court, picnic tables, and a pavilion make it easy to enjoy the outdoors in Ranson.

Morgan’s Grove Park 304.728.3207 – Kearneysville Pke., Shepherdstown – jcprc.org

A local favorite for community gatherings, this local park features 20 acres of shade trees, meadows, playgrounds, and streams.

Moulton Park Campground 304.728.3207 – 716 Bloomery Rd., Charles Town – jcprc.org

Natural beauty abounds in this camper’s paradise on the Shenandoah River. The half-mile of river frontage features picturesque campsites, a boat ramp, and rousing recreational fun.

Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races

Summit Point Kart 540.316.8122 – 54 Washington Circuit Rd., Summit Point – summitpointkart.com

Summit Point Kart offers family-friendly kart racing for those who feel the need for speed.

Summit Point Motorsports Park 304.725.8444 – 201 Motorsports Park Cir., Summit Point – summitpoint-raceway.com

The action at this road racing facility is fast and furious. Offering road racing for sports cars, motorcycles, and karts. Summit Point hosts races and delivers expert instruction to fans of all ages.

Water Adventures River Riders

800.326.7238 – 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry – riverriders.com

From leisurely tubing to white water adventures, River Riders is Jefferson County’s source for the wet and wild. Offering instruction and equipment rentals to cyclists, canoers, kayakers, fishermen, and hikers, River Riders equips visitors for the great outdoors.

For a full list of parks in Ranson vis it ransonwv .us


Adventure, Rebooted Reboot your sense of adventure from treetop to hairpin turn!

River Riders

1.800.326.7238 – 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry

River Riders offers unparalleled excitement to enthusiasts of all ages. Expert instruction and commercial-grade equipment rentals ensure safe thrills via water, land, and sky. Water Adventures Canoeing Fishing Kayaking Tubing Paddle boarding Whitewater Rafting (Class I-V)

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Sky Adventures Land Adventures Biking Excursions Aerial Adventure Course (along the C&O Canal) featuring zip lines, rope bridges, and scenic sky views Paddle & Pedal Packages Canopy Tour featuring 2-3 hours of aerial fun along 8 riverside zip lines

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Summit Point Kart

540.316.8122 – 54 Washington Circuit Rd., Summit Point

Speed demons seeking fast, furious fun find it at Summit Point Kart. The track is over ½ mile long and boasts 20 turns and 10 feet of elevation change. Adrenaline adventures include: Kids Kart School Designed for adventurers under the age of 16, Kids Kart teaches the basics of kart control and safety behind the wheel.

Satisfy your need for speed.

Open Track Open Track gives new and returning karters the chance to race at an exciting pace.

Pro Comp Elite and Pro Kart racers put the pedal to the metal against the best of the best.

Summit Point Raceway 304.725.8444 – 201 Motorsports Park Cir., Summit Point

Summit Point offers road racing and instruction in a high-octane environment. Summit Point’s three road racing circuits are beloved by amateurs and pro racers alike. Their offerings include: Drift Nirvana Teaches the latest and greatest drift techniques to drivers at the beginner and intermediate levels.

Friday at the Track An introduction to high performance street car driving that delivers safetyconscious thrills.

Jefferson 500 One of the most respected vintage races on the East Coast, this spring event welcomes over 200 participants a year for three days of motor madness.


Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

Featuring Vegas-worthy slots, gaming, racing, dining, and entertainment, Hollywood is “all in” for your pleasure. Within this casino paradise, 2,800 slots bring blockbuster payoffs at all denominations. Offering blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, and everything in between, live gaming is spirited—and suspenseful. Racing “reins” at Charles Town. Home to the Charles Town Classic and West Virginia Breeders Classics, Hollywood Casino offers some of the nation’s best full-field, nine-race cards. They also simulcast horse and dog racing from around the country, 365 days a year. If gourmet holds more appeal for you than gaming, Hollywood Casino boasts red carpet-worthy dining and entertainment. Whether you crave Asian fusion or an award-winning wine list, restaurants deliver flavors to savor. Live music and mixology at the H Lounge shake up the ordinary and serve up the extraordinary.

Casino Restaurants

Final Cut Steakhouse 800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

This contemporary American steakhouse features hand selected USDA Mid-Western Prime Beef and a 300 bottle wine list.

Skyline Terrace 800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

Steak and seafood specialties are served up with Shenandoah mountain and racetrack views.

9 Dragons 304.724.4259 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

Sushi, Hong Kong-style cuisine, and the best noodles on this side of the Atlantic are offered at this authentic Asian restaurant.

Epic Buffet 800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

An all-you-can-eat extravaganza serving up endless delicious dishes for lunch and dinner!

Skybox Sports Bar 800.795.7001 – 750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town – hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

Award-winning wings and pub fare, plus a wide variety of beer on tap and dozens of televisions to catch your favorite game.

Recharge World-class gaming, racing, dining and entertainment at Hollywood Casino.

Open 24 h ours — energiz e your day or nig ht!


Rooted in Ranson wn Small to ig events b on fun!

The Ranson Festival

We celebrate our community spirit at the Ranson Festival each spring. Since 2002, this small town event has delivered big fun to townsfolk and tourists alike. A panorama of civic pride, the Ranson Festival features live music, vendors, crafts, children’s activities, and regional eats. Whether you come for the music or the moonbouncing, you’ll leave loving Ranson.

The Ranson Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Held in conjunction with the Ranson Festival, the Ranson Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show features classic and contemporary makes and models. From Model T’s to Triumphs, the show celebrates vehicle restoration and modern craftsmanship in a “wheely” fun, family-friendly environment.


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Ranson Civic Center 431 W. 2nd Ave., Ranson

From gourmet cooking to gun shows, Ranson Civic Center is at the heart of community life. Trade shows, sporting events, and celebrations big and small keep Ranson centered on fun! Our Civic Center is a 36,000 square foot facility available for rental for special events, concerts, youth athletic programs, and much more. Its 1,400 square foot capacity, central location, and onsite catering opportunities make it ideal for expos, seminars, and functions in every form! Complete with two basketball courts, batting cages, arcade games, and a fully equipped concession stand, the Civic Center hosts a variety of athletic events within the community. Ranson Parks & Recreation, which is housed in the Civic Center, hosts cornhole tournaments, youth and adult basketball leagues, and contests year-round.

Civic Events, Centered on Fun:

• B unker Hill Train Club Show • C entennial Banquet • C ommunity Yard Sale • D ean Crawford & the Dunn’s River Band Concert • F ight Night in the Valley • H ubcaps Concert • R & R’s Gun & Knife Show • Taste of Home Cooking Show To learn more about the Civic Center, please visit www.cityofransonwv.net. For rental information, please contact 304.724.3865 or email kspangler@cityofransonwv.net.


A Ranson for All Seasons Steeped in small- town gentility, we show our spirit throughout the year.

ity Festiv zles, ts, siz sprou arkles p and s asons e r fou s ar! y a e

Spring

Charles Town Farmers Market (Saturdays, April – October) – panhandlefarmfresh.com

Locally grown products highlight our agricultural talents and seasonal flavors.

Shepherdstown Farmers Market (Sundays and Wednesdays, April – December) – panhandlefarmfresh.com

Area growers harvest fresh food and fun in historic Shepherdstown.

Ranson Car Show (May) – ransonwv.us

Car, truck, and motorcycle buffs display classic vehicles.

Ranson Festival (May) – ransonwv.us

A celebration of food, music, and community spirit!

Jefferson County Farm Day (June) – jeffersonfarms.org

Ripe with family fun, this self-guided tour celebrates sights, sounds, and savories at local farms.


Su mmer

Contemporary American Theater Festival

Over the Mountain Studio Tour

(July) – catf.org

(November) – studiotourwv.org

An internationally-acclaimed salute to the stage, hosted by Shepherd University. The multi-week festival welcomes fine American actors and playwrights, and visitors from around the globe.

Local artisans and craftspeople share their works and creative spaces at locations throughout Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Fair

Winter

(August) – jeffersoncountyfairwv.org

Ranson Tree Lighting

A county-wide celebration of food and festivity, featuring agricultural demonstrations, carnival games, and live music.

Ranson kicks off the holidays with ceremony and seasonal joy.

African American Heritage Festival

(November – December) – ransonwv.us

Charles Town Tree Lighting

(August) – ransonwv.us

(November – December) – charlestownwv.us

African American history and culture are commemorated in Charles Town and Ranson.

Charles Town spreads comfort and joy with carols, cocoa, and Kris Kringle.

Charles Town Car Show

Parade of Horses (December) – ransonwv.us

(August/September) – charlestownwv.us

Decorated horses and carriages dazzle crowds in downtown Charles Town.

Charles Town shuts down Main Street for an exciting day of fun with over 300 cars.

The Charles Town-Ranson Christmas Parade

Fall

(December) – ransonwv.us

Charles Town Heritage Festival

A twinkling town tradition, featuring floats and marching bands in holiday finery.

(September) – ctheritagefestival.com

Sip. Shop. Celebrate.

A seasonal salute to Charles Town’s heritage, featuring food, cultural events, and children’s activities.

(December) – charlestownwv.us

Charles Town merchants ring in the season of retail therapy with sales and sips.

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

Cupid’s Crawl Sip and Shop

(September) – jeffersoncountywvchamber.org

(February) – charlestownwv.us

The Shenandoah Junction-based showcase features fine art, food, wine, and live bluegrass.

Love melts the winter chill at this downtown Charles Town event featuring carriage rides, sales, and seasonal treats.

Freedom’s Run Marathon

Common Ground International Book Fest

(October) – freedomsrun.org

(March) – jeffersoncountywvchamber.org

Fitness enthusiasts participate in a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, or kids’ run through our national parks.

The family-friendly event at Shepherd University showcases talented authors, playwrights, and artists.

West Virginia Breeders Classics (October) – wvbc.com

Pure(bred) excitement reigns at this Hollywood Casino race, featuring star-studded entertainment.

A Ghostly Tour of Harpers Ferry (Year-Round) – harpersferrywv.net

A lantern-lit tour of Harpers Ferry’s paranormal past.

Charles Town Ghost Tours (Year-Round) – wvcommerce.org

A two-hour tour of Charles Town’s “spirited” past.


Getting Here

Washington D.C.

Road

Located off U.S. Route 340, Ranson is close to Washington, D.C. (60 miles west) and Baltimore, MD (75 miles east).

Rail

Amtrak service is available in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, or Harpers Ferry, WV. Maryland Area Rail Transit (MARC) Train Service provides regional service to Harpers Ferry from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore-area locations.

Sky

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is 75 miles away. Dulles International Airport is 40 miles away.

Ranson Convention & Visitors Bureau 216 N. Mildred St. Ranson, West Virginia 25438

304.724.3862 • ransonwv.us

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Ranson West Virgina Destination Guide  

Nestled in the heart of Jefferson County, West Virginia, and just an hour's drive from the nation's capital and 40 minutes from Dulles Inter...

Ranson West Virgina Destination Guide  

Nestled in the heart of Jefferson County, West Virginia, and just an hour's drive from the nation's capital and 40 minutes from Dulles Inter...

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