Happy Retreat will be hosting it's third book series meeting on Thursday, June 14th at 7pm! The book for discussion will be: “The Planting of New Virginia” by Dr. Warren R. Hofstra, who will attend to lead the discussion. Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. The Four Seasons Book Store in Shepherdstown has negotiated a special discount price for the book for... Read more
Purchase TicketsConnect on Facebook Ticket Prices: General admission - $30 in advance/$35 at the gate Designated Driver (non-drinking) - $20 Children 12 & under - FREE General Admission ticket holders receive a commemorative tasting glass, free tasting of all wines, great music and access to our food vendors and craft vendors. Designated Driver (non-drinking) ticket holders will listen to the great music and had access... Read more
Tickets Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM Charles Washington HallSunday, May 6, 2018 2:00 PM Happy Retreat Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM Charles Washington Hall 106 North George Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Sunday, May 6, 2018 2 PM Happy Retreat 600 Mordington Avenue Charles Town, WV 25414 Program Angela Reynolds Flute  Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Syrinx Luciano Berio (1925-2003) Sequenza Stanley Yates guitar Heitor... Read more
View Program Online Ticket Sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door. The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society will hold its inaugural concert on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at Happy Retreat, Charles Washington’s home in Charles Town. The program will feature works by Mozart, Bach and Debussy as well as lesser known early composers Marin Marias, Fernando Sor and Ferdinando Carulli. The concert has... Read more
December 16th from noon to 4:00pm:  The Historic Claymont Mansion will be holding a Holiday Open House and Fundraiser open to the public.  The Claymont Mansion, built in 1812 by Bushrod Corbin Washington,  is the grandest of all the Washington Family homes.   There will be $5 entrance fee per adult for a self guided tour featuring the history and architectural features of the mansion.  Light refreshments... Read more
A Happy Christmas At Happy Retreat! Thanks to all who came to our "Happy Christmas at Happy Retreat" Open House. It was a huge success. Special thanks to the young singers from Wright Denny Intermediate School!   The Open House, which was free and open to the public, displayed Happy Retreat decorated in period holiday finery and featured holiday cookies, cider, and music for all,... Read more
Happy Retreat will be hosting its second book club meeting October 3 at 7 pm! The book discussed will be "Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon" by Scott Casper. Dr. Casper will be in attendance to lead the discussion. Membership is free and all are welcome to attend. The book will be available at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown. Four Seasons will also be graciously donating 15%... Read more
Purchase Tickets Online Please join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, for the second annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and certified National Treasure by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The event will feature music all day from touring bands as well... Read more
JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar Tuesday, June 20 9 am – 4:15 pm Final plans are being made for the Seventh Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar to be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The seminar is sponsored by the Charles Town Library Civil War Roundtable and the Jefferson County Historical Society. The seminar will be held at... Read more
We are excited to announce the formation of The Happy Retreat Book Club. The Club will choose several books a year to read and discuss. The first book will be The Grand Idea, George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West, by Joel Achenbach. This book tells the story of George Washington’s trek across the Appalachians to what was then the western frontier –... Read more