Relive the Battle of Moorefield, witness the route of Fremont’s retreat through Wardensville or imagine horses galloping through the doors of our historic Presbyterian Church, as you follow Hardy County’s 10 Civil War Trails markers across Hardy County.
Winding through the county, you can also visit Lee Cabin, the summer retreat of General Robert E. Lee’s father, “Light Horse” Harry Lee, or stop in at the John Mathias Homestead, Hardy County’s oldest home, built in 1797 and also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Moorefield, the seat of Hardy County, is the fourth oldest town in West Virginia. In addition to a number of significant Civil War sites, you can enjoy historic walking tours of the downtown by downloading file here.
A scenic drive over the Mountain Skyway (WV48) from Wardensville will lead you to the the many mountain roads where you can access Old Route 55, travel down the Lost River Valley or meander along the South Fork River Valley, the avenues of many marches through our farmlands to the battle sites across the county.
During your journey through the tales and battles of the conflict, you will find quaint general stores, shops, cafes and restaurants as well as comfortable hotels, motels and inns.
Stop at the Hardy County Visitors Center in Wardensville or the Hardy County Convention & Visitors Bureau office in Moorefield to pick up a county map and brochures. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 304-897-8700 to receive a free Hills of Blue and Gray driving tour brochure for the five-county Potomac Highlands region, including Hardy, Grant, Hampshire, Mineral and Pendleton counties.