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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Harper's Ferry was different than I expected. It is a national park but also an open road that you... read more

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Shawn P
Wayne, Nebraska
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So much more than just a place where John Brown took a stand! History and nature join together in... read more

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Vicky A
Smithfield, Virginia, United States
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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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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed yesterday

Harper's Ferry was different than I expected. It is a national park but also an open road that you can drive or hike down (just no place to park). The re-created buildings and historical content are worth the trip. Just a very different type of...More

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed yesterday

So much more than just a place where John Brown took a stand! History and nature join together in this setting. Also many Bed and breakfast to stay in. Take a ranger led tour, eat something delicious in the historic district, hike a bit if...More

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We chose this location for several nights because of the local hiking. W Virginia, Virginia and Maryland all from one parking spot. :-) Of course while we were there we visited 'old town' more than once. I particularly liked that they had buildings in different...More

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first time we went to a location that we had to pay for. Once we got there and checked things out, we understood why. There is the main park service building area. You go from that area on a bus to a...More

Thank JH3221
Reviewed 3 days ago

Let me preface this with we did not walk around and check out all the natural beauty; I only enjoy nature when I am behind a pane of glass. I would also like to add that the NPS website kind of blows - it focuses...More

Thank svdbylv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent two days here and the views are spectacular. We brought our small dog and we're unable to take the bus from the visitors center to Harper's ferry. So we parked under a bridge on Shenandoah Street. Driving towards Harper's Ferry, take Hwy 340 East...More

Thank racktiwn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recommend the 'Gun Tour' great history lesson and beautiful setting. Park rangers do a great job in period costumes!

Thank 631lisamd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absokutely beautiful park with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah river. Lots of historical buildings and attractions to see, and many shops and restaurants to eat at. West Virginia in all its beauty.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about five hours here (all our packed itinerary would allow) and in hindsight, we should have planned for a full day. Harpers Ferry NHP is like a history museum that has been sliced up and distributed among several locations, each focusing on a...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids are 8-10 years old and they liked Harpers Ferry a lot. Nice trails for a simple hike, beautiful setting. Interesting shops. Beautiful spots for photos. Parking is a challenge.

Thank Tom C
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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
26 May 2017|
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Response from JackieL914 | Reviewed this property |
There are tons of picnic tables at the visitors center!