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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Arrive in Time for the Top Down Tour

Harper's Ferry is a bit over an hour drive from where we lived so we made it a day trip on a warm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcia B
Nice day in Harper's Ferry

We stopped by here on our way to Lurray Caverns. We were hoping to tube in the river but the water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig Z
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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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  • Average4%
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“visitor center” (118 reviews)
“civil war” (265 reviews)
“lower town” (123 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Harper's Ferry is a bit over an hour drive from where we lived so we made it a day trip on a warm Monday. We arrived at the park headquarters a bit before 11 am and the ranger on duty called out that they were...More

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by here on our way to Lurray Caverns. We were hoping to tube in the river but the water level was high so we hiking in the park. We hiked the Maryland Heights trail which was very challenging. It is very steep but...More

Thank Craig Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The little town that is part of the National Park is so cute. Thee kept the original buildings and turned them into shops and restaurants. You can pick up the Appalachian trail and hike for as long as you like. You walk over a bridge...More

Thank Storms5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to Harpers Ferry. The historical park makes up a chunk of the downtown area, with historic buildings and interpretive signs and a bookstore. There is no/minimal parking there, so we parked a couple miles away at the Visitor Center and took...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived after 3:30, still had a lot of fun there. Various exhibits. Many historic sites. Due to elder members in family, we couldn't fully experience the place.(e.g. hiking)

Thank Yiquan Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outdoor enthusiasts, you would love this park. You can put your bikes on the bus to take you down to the lower town area, cross the river bridge, and enjoy riding for miles on the most beautiful scenic ride you will ever experience. There are...More

1  Thank LHall241
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed learning the history. Beautiful trails. Absolutely enjoyed everything about it. Take time to talk to the guides

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The renovated town and its history is very interesting. Friendly guides gave interesting talks and discussions. The biggest negative was there were too many dogs- pooping, snapping at each other, snapping at children and sniffing people.

1  Thank 62barb53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is very well organized. They have a shuttle that takes you down to the old city. The national park service runs part of the old city but there is several restaurants and shops also. This park is in a beautiful setting and was...More

1  Thank Straveler1007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Top Down tour. Wonderful overview of the history and then spent time in lower town shops. Make sure to buy your souvenirs in the downtown area, no gift shop at visitors center.

2  Thank jlew9789
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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
25 May 2017|
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Response from JackieL914 | Reviewed this property |
There are tons of picnic tables at the visitors center!