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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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We hit it on Saturday so there were ranger talks and fabulous artists. We talked with on of them... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Overview from someone who visits weekly by bicycle

Harper's Ferry is a small town, but worth a day trip. In the historical area there is very limited... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard R
Frederick, Maryland
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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” (122 reviews)
“civil war” (270 reviews)
“lower town” (128 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hit it on Saturday so there were ranger talks and fabulous artists. We talked with on of them for some time and had an history lesson while enjoying his and his wife art expo. the ranger talk brought the battle in perspective. Also had...More

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 5 days ago

Harper's Ferry is a small town, but worth a day trip. In the historical area there is very limited parking - on Potomac Street, which is one street over on the left as you come down High Street towards the bottom of the hill. But...More

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there as we got a recommendation from the Welcome Center West VA, and we were not disappointed. You can park your car en take the shuttle to the little town. The town is very well preserved and some houses show how was the...More

1  Thank Adriana L
Reviewed 6 days ago

As always this never disappoints. Even though we live close it is always nice to visit. Take in some history while you visit

Thank Mistie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful day here. First- park at the visitors center- ample free parking and shuttle buses that will take you into the lower town. They run until 6:45 PM. There are 2 parking lots in town but be aware they are small and...More

1  Thank Siobhan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a great deal at the Haprers Ferry Park. There is much more there and more history than I imagined. The confluence of the rivers made the industrial area possible and the armory a reality long before the civil war. The back and forth...More

Thank Joel T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fortunate to be here on a day when a re-enactor from Williamsburg appeared as Pres. Jefferson. He spoke for more than an hour about Mr Jefferson's philosophies and beliefs...Although this was not reason for going to HF, we were very lucky to be there....More

1  Thank hikepark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited John Brown museum. Storyboards and 3 short video presentations provided insight into American history (human rights).

1  Thank Norman C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history and smart to have parking far away. Combine the storyboards, history, beautiful scenery of the place and It is hard to beat as a must-see destination. wish I had come here much earlier! I'll definitely be back with the kids

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the shuttle ride from the upper parking lot to the lower town, The views were beautiful and the museums were interesting. The only negative I have is that a lot of the buildings have a musty smell and I am sensitive to mold....More

Thank noraasgranny
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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!