The Berkeley County (W.Va.) Historical Society will host its fourth annual Fall Tour of Homes this weekend.
Tours of seven historical properties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7.
Properties on the tour include:
- The Benjamin Snyder House, an arts and crafts-style bungalow built in 1925. The Newcomer brick and log mansion next door has a connection to Confederate spy Belle Boyd.
- The John Van Meter House, an early Republic, Federal-style brick and log home built by a Revolutionary War soldier in 1780.
- Mount Zion Baptist Church, an 1836 building that boasts its original slave galley.
- The William Boggs House, built in 1791 by early settlers.
- The Harper-Butts Mill House, a log house built in about 1775 by John Harper. His brother, Robert Harper, established Harper's Ferry.
- The Jacob Lingamfelter House, a stone mansion built in 1790.
- The Charles Downs II House, an early Greek Revival-style country gentleman's house built by Berkeley County businessman Downs in 1836.
Buildings can be toured in any order. Property owners and docents will be on site.