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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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A very memorable day

My daughter had a softball tournament in nearby Brunswick MD.....since we were so close, I took... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Historical Place

Harpers Ferry is a great historical stop over. Along the lines of colonial Williamsburg, although... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glen Allen,VA
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and the Potomac River water gap through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Park features an amazing diversity of American History all in one place: Great figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, "Stonewall" Jackson, JEB Stuart, Philip Sheridan, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kate Field and many others swirl around Harpers Ferry like a whirlwind! The C&O Canal National Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail all converge at Harpers Ferry NHP. Twenty miles of hiking trails in the Park offer more than a one weekend getaway. Local private businesses offer whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing and many outdoor activities, along with dining and overnight accommodations. Come visit beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and be swept away by the mountains, the rivers and the history for a visit you and your family will long remember!
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“visitor center” (111 reviews)
“civil war” (262 reviews)
“lower town” (119 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter had a softball tournament in nearby Brunswick MD.....since we were so close, I took both of my daughters here on an off day (Thursday 7/20). I wasn't sure what to expect.....I didn't do a ton of research.....wasn't sure how interested my kids would...More

Thank ESMDVAShorereviewer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Harpers Ferry is a great historical stop over. Along the lines of colonial Williamsburg, although smaller, it brings history back to present. You can 4715 9 Mile Park at the visitor center and take to shuttle bus every 15-20 minutes to lower town. Good starting...More

2  Thank CharlieRVA
Reviewed 4 days ago

Harpers Ferry is small; when they say take the shuttle; it is true. Park the car at the visitor center and then enjoy the site on foot. Very picturesque but the town is the main site so do not expect a huge museum. Afterwards, drive...More

Thank tosl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You must stop at the welcome center. All the information you will need to get the most out of your trip is here. There are many different trails to walk and explore what the people who lived there went too.

1  Thank binfrd2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting to stroll the historical areas on the river. There was an encampment on the river that depicted field hospital with doctors, etc. These people were very accommodating and knowledgeable providing a lot of information.

Thank CoachRFM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful park, go to the park headquarters and ride the shuttle down to lower town, easy ! Informative and educational ! Two rivers, three states and one park !

Thank Fdrl L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and there was a special demonstration. Lots of tents and costumed personnel. They were telling about several responsibilities of Civil War personnel. Two ladies were telling about how women helped during the period. A hospital was set up. An embalmer demonstrated how it...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at the Visitor Center as recommended and took the bus. We were surprised that there was a stop before town - at Bolivar Heights. A park ranger got on the bus to explain what was there and he was convincing enough that we...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not really into the history of the town, there's still a lot to check out and in and around the town. You have to park at the visitor center and take a shuttle bus into the town, which is a little annoying,...More

Thank Lindseym15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a number of times, and am always in awe at the history and beauty of this area. For 10 dollars you can park, and use the shuttle numerous times over 3 days. Amazing views, restaurants and hiking.

Thank Janet A
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12 June 2017|
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Response from RayNS1914 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. David is right. Drive down to the end of the entrance road and turn left. You will see parking above and to your right on a hill.
Zuolin C
30 May 2017|
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Response from Deborah F | Reviewed this property |
Probably too late to help you - my vote also would be for the shuttle. The single advantage to parking closer is that you might be able to find a spot at the top of the hill, and that would let you see the higher-up... More
26 May 2017|
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Response from JackieL914 | Reviewed this property |
There are tons of picnic tables at the visitors center!