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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Address: 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6298
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in...

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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Wonderful guided tour.

We want to thank Ranger Fox for our tour: John Brown and the Monuments. His knowledge of this history was extensive and wonderfully presented. This Nat'l Park is unique as it is... read more

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Troy, Virginia
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Troy, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We want to thank Ranger Fox for our tour: John Brown and the Monuments. His knowledge of this history was extensive and wonderfully presented. This Nat'l Park is unique as it is open to traffic & blending of the city and govt. facilities. The park and town are rich in history and topography. The convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed nearby in a rental house and went into Harper's Ferry one day. Parking was horrendous and not well communicated by area signs. We drove around the two little streets in town and then ended up following a line of cars over by the train station. Multiple cars were waiting for parking at the train station, so we followed... More 

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Denville, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the shuttle from the upper park. The narration will assist you in understanding what you are about to see as it will fill you in on the geography and the history of the town. it is a good adjunct to the film in the town. The historic section of the town itself is a snapshot of the 19th century.... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When my friends and I went gambling at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, we discovered this small quaint town of Harpers Ferry. The town has lots to offer: beautiful scenery, full of history and lots of activities to do and good food!. We joined the tour of the historic town and did the zip line! Lots of things... More 

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Chambersburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harpers Ferry is a wonderful blend of history, culture, natural geography, and good food! Walked thru the historic district then ate at The Anvil restaurant close by. A special day with small kids!

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Bernard, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harpers Ferry has it all, great scenery, near hiking and biking, good restaurants, and of course brimming with history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now here lies this very peaceful and laid back village here in Harpers Ferry. Kind of betrays its tumultuous past. John browns revolt, key strategic town that changed hands 14 times during the Civil war and much more. Today, you will arrive and park on top of the hill at the visitors center, take the shuttle down into the town.... More 

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Northern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The living history park is an amazing trip back into time. The buildings are interesting and the history of the place is fascinating. Peaceful and serene, it is a world apart. It's easy to feel the ghosts of the past as you walk along the cobbled streets. It's tough going though for people with mobility issues. The visitors shuttle is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in DC during Women's march week and wanted to avoid the crowd; therefore, got in my car to take a trip out here. It was less than an hour drive from my hotel and it was $10 to park at off-site parking lot and take the shuttle to town. It used to be that you could park right in... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was on a chilly and moist January Saturday, but that made it even better for us because so few folks had come that day that we nearly had the park to ourselves! History buffs should make this trip a priority and set the whole day aside for exploration. There are lots of B&Bs in the area to round... More 

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