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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Great place to visit in the West Virginia area. There is a $10 entrance fee for each vehicle. Then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NDGM90
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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Beautiful Scenery a lot of trash on the river banks

The displays were well done and informative. The Rangers helpful with questions and directions... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
richlee1975
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Woodford, Virginia
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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” (134 reviews)
“civil war” (283 reviews)
“lower town” (138 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit in the West Virginia area. There is a $10 entrance fee for each vehicle. Then you take a shuttle from the visitor center to Lower town which is where the museums are.

Thank NDGM90
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The displays were well done and informative. The Rangers helpful with questions and directions. The displays informative and plentiful.

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Gettysburg and decided to go visit Harper's Ferry. The whole town is so interesting with the river's history, and all the lovely shops and pubs. I would like to go back again and spend more time exploring the history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've made it almost an annual habit of making it to Harpers Ferry NHP. Being in DC, Harpers Ferry offers a fun day of hiking and exploring only about an hour from city limits. I typically hike the Maryland Heights trail right outside of the...More

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going here and biking around the area. Up on the C & O canal. Then its always good to take the tour or check out the shops.

Thank Roland F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are places to eat, shop, walk and allow the kids to burn energy. Attire is based on the weather as it can be cold there during winter time. Dog's are allowed! Be sure to plan to stat for a couple of hours. If you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this lovely historic town many times and always find something new and beautiful with each visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a bus from Visitor Center to Lower Town, Beautiful Town A lot of little Museums in town,Beautiful area by the Appalachian Trail, so the scenery was lovely, and it was mid October so fall color was great.This area is rich with more History...More

Thank Marilee F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must confess that I didn’t scratch the surface of everything the park has to offer. I was interested in the civil war aspect of the town, but ended up learning much more. Be sure to park in the state park fee area and take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loved the train! Very pretty! Wish we could have done the hike to the overlook at sunset! Would recommend it for sure

Thank Michelle B
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Glenn M
31 December 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hello Sir, I apologize for the delayed response. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. We would love to have you come visit!
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jackieaiken
9 November 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Yes. You have to park at the Park's Visitor Welcome Center at 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry to ride the shuttle bus on an 8 minute ride to Lower Town.
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Deganizer
12 June 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
The overlook on top the hill you can drive up there
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