James Rumsey Monument And Park

James Rumsey Monument And Park

James Rumsey Monument And Park
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CopCodder
Cape Cod, MA159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful views of Potomac River and surrounding area. Small park with no fees. Worth a short stop if you’re in the area.
Written 8 April 2023
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JMCSTL
Saint Louis, MO7,321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
On a sunny winter’s day tour of the area, our family party-of-four stopped to visit Rumsey Park in Shepherdstown, WVa, and enjoy the overlook of the Potomac River. James Rumsey was an inn operator & an inventor who demonstrated his working steamboat in October 1787 on a short cruise of the Potomac River below the town. In 1915, the people of Shepherdstown erected a 75 foot tall monument on a hill above the River to memorialize Rumsey & his technological accomplishment. Two bronze plaques on the monument base document his invention. Be prepared for a stair climb to see them.

The city park at the monument site has a small parking area along its loop road adjacent to the monument hill (1 handicap & 3 regular spots), plus additional free streetside parking along N. Main St. approaching the Park entrance; a medium sized central green space for strolling & walking your dog & putting down a picnic blanket; and some photo-worthy overlooks of the Potomac River. It's a quiet spot in a small college town to relax & enjoy some scenic views along the West Virginia-Maryland river border.
Written 6 February 2022
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