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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Like walking in to a time machine

I don't know if we lucked out, or if every park guide is this good. But ours tailored our... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
FrequentTraveler30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Well done National Park

A fabulous historical city. Easy to navigate. A wealth of American History. Transportation to the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
James B
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Wilmington, Delaware
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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” (137 reviews)
“civil war” (292 reviews)
“lower town” (140 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6298
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"visitor center"
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"civil war"
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"lower town"
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"appalachian trail"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"maryland heights"
in 97 reviews
"the river"
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"day trip"
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"jefferson rock"
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"historic area"
in 28 reviews
"small town"
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"john brown's raid"
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"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"across the bridge"
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know if we lucked out, or if every park guide is this good. But ours tailored our 45-minute talk and then walk, to the interests of our group, and made the events of 1859 in Harper's Ferry come alive. We'd even listened to...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

A fabulous historical city. Easy to navigate. A wealth of American History. Transportation to the historical area complete with short tape outlining what was ahead. Several local restaurants with good food.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Harpers Ferry is a very powerful place. Located on the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, the park is full of history and activities for all ages. Parking can be a challenge. If you are from out of town, I suggest parking at the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This park has so much to offer from many historical landmarks, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and local businesses i.e. restaurants, antique shops, and beautiful scenic views. Oh! It's also the recognized (not technical) half way point for the Appalachian Trail!

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Saw where it ended at Appomattox, VA last year. Saw where it began today at Harpers Ferry, WV. This is a historical confluence of two rivers. It is beautiful to walk and learn about the events here from it's economic importance, to John Browns raid,...More

Thank Bob F
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Enjoyed visit to Harper's Ferry National Park. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. The old town suffered a devastating fire almost 2 years ago and is ressssbuilding

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were very impressed with the knowledge and help of the staff with regards to our questions about the Civil War in the Harpers Ferry area. Excellent visit.

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was a wonderful experience and enjoyed the scenery. We also went into Sheperdstown, Charles Town and other towns as well.

Thank bjasl03
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Love, love LOVE Harpers Ferry! So much rich history in such a quaint area. You step back in time, yet the people are welcoming to everybody. I mean that. You see every diverse type of people there. People are friendly. The shops offer all different...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Everything for a great day is here. Beautiful view; hiking area; biking along the canal; hiking up to Maryland heights; can tube and kayak on the river. Even shopping Great places to eat; Historic St. Peter's Church Wonderful

Thank beardog1113
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pedinurse
23 March 2018|
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I don’t know for sure but I would think the 5pm closing is for the visitor’s Center. There is no gate with open/close times for the actual hiking trail. Hope this helps!
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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
8 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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