Visitors Center

The Visitors Center At Fort Edwards


The Fort Edwards site is located along the northern boundary of Capon Bridge, in what is now West Virginia just north of U.S. 50. Only 20 miles west of Winchester, Virginia, the fort site is within a two hour ride from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and within three hours from Pittsburgh and Richmond. Situated along the scenic Cacapon River in eastern Hampshire County, it remains surrounded by fields, forests and mountains much as it was in the 1750’s when France and England were in their final showdown for possession of the North American continent.

The Fort Edwards Visitors Center includes a learning area for presentations, as well as exhibits and artifact display cases that show what has been found during archaeological digs at our site to date.

School Programs

Plan a school field trip soon! We would like to invite all school students to come and visit our site. You can learn about some of West Virginia’s earliest history through our exhibits. You can also learn about a very important era of early Amercian history. We have specifically invited every 4th and 8th grade class in Hampshire County to visit our site in conjunction with their studies of West Virginia history, but we will be happy to schedule visits from any grade level, club or other group from Hampshire County or the surrounding counties. Home school groups are also encouraged to come. For further information or to schedule a date and time, contact our school program coordinator Maryanne Lister.

Museum Shop

Our new online store is coming soon!

Our Visitor Center maintains a small museum shop that offers a variety of gifts and collectibles, as well as books, cd’s, maps,and hand painted figures, but emphasizes an especially good collection of books on the French and Indian War era.

Items listed below are available for ordering, or for purchase at the Visitor Center, except for a few titles which, normally carried, are currently on back-order at our bookshop.  If this back-order is not cleared within one month, due to unavailability of the book (out of print, out of stock at the publisher), we will notify you and return your order/check/money order.  Please specify if you wish us to hold a Back-Order active until such time as the book becomes available. 

All orders are shipped via USPS Media Mail rate, unless customer requests other means/priorities.  Other than Media Mail, postage/shipment rates will be cost-plus-$1.00. Via Media Mail,  S&H rates are: $3.00 for a single book or CD; $1.00 for each additional book or CD, within the same order.  Please send check or money order for the listed price, plus West Virginia sales tax of 7%, and proper amount of Shipping and Handling for the items desired to: 

 The Fort Edwards Foundation 
 c/o John Lister 
 P.O. Box 623
 Capon Bridge, WV 26711 

We are now collecting 7% West Virginia sales regardless of where ship the material.  When ordering, please use the item number (i.e., B-AL-01),  the title of the item, (i.e., Crucible of War), and the number of copies of each item desired.  Do the math, write the check/M.O., drop in the mail.  Please direct queries to: John Lister at (304) 856-3142 or e-mail A secure, online store is Coming spring-summer 2023!.