A year-round industry in Jefferson County, tourism is one of the top economic drivers in our community. Recreational activities and outdoor adventure, such as watching car races at Summit Point Raceway, watching horse races or playing table games or slots at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and hiking through Harpers Ferry National Historic Park or rafting and ziplining the Shenandoah at River Riders, blend perfectly with cultural activities such as the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the Old Opera House, and historic walking and driving tours.
Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Contemporary American Theater Festival Economic Impact Study
**Jefferson County was ranked #1 in tourist spending in 2010 at $769.6 million**
Source: WV Division of Tourism study prepared by Dean Runyan & Associates “Economic Impact of Travel on West Virginia, 2000-2010”
FEATURED TOURISM TESTIMONIAL
“As a life-long resident of Jefferson County, I’ve chosen to establish and grow my companies and endeavors within my home county because it afforded me the best of all worlds … close proximity to the Washington/Baltimore areas, cooperative elected state and federal politicians, adequate infrastructure, capable work force, plus assistance from Jefferson County Development Authority and West Virginia Development Office, in addition to a great quality of life. I've traveled the U.S. and other parts of the world. In my opinion, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is at the top of the list.”
~Ken Lowe, General Manager