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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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Where the Potomac meets the Shenandoah

A visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park would be worthwhile if only to view the spectacular scenery, the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. But there is so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park would be worthwhile if only to view the spectacular scenery, the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. But there is so much more to this historic place. More than Jefferson Rock. More than the arsenal where Robert E. Lee's troops confronted abolitionist John Brown. More than Maryland Heights and the Appalachian... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the second trip we took to Harper’s Ferry. Last year in the fall it was relatively empty. For Labor Day weekend it was packed. The weather brought out the people tubing on the river, hikers as well as people there to enjoy the history. While there my daughters asked about the Junior Ranger program at the welcome center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing national park with so much to do, but enough to do it all with one trip. The views of the Potomac and Shenadonah rivers are amazing as well as the Appalachian mountains. Coming to Harpers Ferry you get multiple national parks, crossing the Appalachian trail and the Chesapeake and Ohio canal across the river in Maryland. For non-Americans like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In one day, we hiked the entire blue trail of Maryland Heights, saw Jefferson Rock and then learned the history of the area at the ghost tour at night. Fun, spooky and adventurous! We will be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harpers Ferry is a wonderful town with and incredible history and breathtaking views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The Parks department has done a great job of keeping the history intact and telling the story of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really had no idea of what to expect when arriving to the park. It was a nice surprise to find the exhibits, the railway, and the town. It was a super cold day when we visited so we probably didn't take advantage of as much as we should have. I would have liked to experience some of the hikes,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Harper's Ferry for the beauty and the history, but I was left a little cold with the interpretation offered by the NPS staff here. The period costumes were clever and the solders singing campfire songs was a welcome touch, but many of the buildings are lightly described. The building which has not been restored on the inside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Children of any Age love this Park from 2 to 102 all ages many things to do camping trail walks History of Harpers Ferry ,good Food a fun place and Cost are very low. parking Bus rides

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A "hidden gem" off the beaten path. This park provides a rare perspective into an era that is somewhat forgotten and over looked (pre Civil War industrial America). Just walking around the streets is a wonderful way to take in the mood and atmosphere of the times. If you are a history buff it's worth devoting an entire day. If... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautiful vistas can be seen from many spots in and around the historical park. You will have to do some walking, including over some steep areas to see them all, but the reward is great. The view from Jeffersons Rock overloooking the railroad bridge and tunnel and the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers was spectacular even in November... More 

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