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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Beautiful historic Harpers Ferry WV

Harpers Ferry The story of America starts right here . Friendly locals. Amazing food from local... read more

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TNNAnnie
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Fun Day Trip from DC area

Easy drive up 270 from DC area. Lush gorgeous setting on a running river (always makes for a nice... read more

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Heather C
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Coral Gables, Florida
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
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“visitor center” (147 reviews)
“civil war” (302 reviews)
“lower town” (148 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6298
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"appalachian trail"
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"maryland heights"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"the river"
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"day trip"
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"jefferson rock"
in 103 reviews
"historic area"
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"small town"
in 43 reviews
"john brown's raid"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"across the bridge"
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"great place to visit"
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"free shuttle"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Harpers Ferry The story of America starts right here . Friendly locals. Amazing food from local restaurants. Breathtaking views.

Thank TNNAnnie
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy drive up 270 from DC area. Lush gorgeous setting on a running river (always makes for a nice soundtrack when hiking). You’ll be encouraged to park at “the top” where parking is more plentiful. A bus can take you down to where the railroad,...More

2  Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an important site, so don't miss it. It is easy to see in about an hour if you just want to stay around the armory. The setting is gorgeous.

Thank Christmas2010
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn American history. I really enjoyed the John Brown Museum and the Industrial Museum. There are many other interesting buildings with historical significance. We enjoyed the short films as well as the explanation about the Civil War at Bolivar Heights. The bus...More

2  Thank travelingrm
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at Harpers Ferry NHP, we were able to eventually get parking in the train station area. If you have to park in an overflow area it is miles away and you have to take a shuttle. The shuttles come every...More

1  Thank Megan F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate to listen to a presentation from one of the park service rangers on the history of John Brown, the Civil War, and the significance of statues and monuments in America. Very interesting and informative. Also, it is very helpful to first stop...More

2  Thank tampylou
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit Harpers Ferry and we were able to do so on July 7. I have to say I was a little disappointed in what was open and available to the public. I know we got there late so the NPS...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day out at Harper's Ferry NHP. Go to the visitor's center and take the shuttle bus downtown to avoid having to find parking. Everyone at the local park buildings and vendors selling food and drinks were friendly and nice. We went...More

4  Thank brycet510
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to Harper's Ferry. However, the town is on a steep hill and there is no parking on the streets. You must take a bus, from a parking lot, to the town. Maneuvering the town is difficult, because I am disabled and and...More

1  Thank Llstaton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

go and see where the Civil War started, it is more than John Brown, and the trains. Imagine yourself over 170 years ago, extreme heat, and no ac, and nothing but your morals. take the time, the grounds are beautiful, and see what they didn't...More

2  Thank mike m
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3 June 2018|
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Response from McFerrid | Reviewed this property |
There are three outfitters you can go for white water rafting in Harpers Ferry. Finding the right time to go when the water is just right is your big challenge. Go ahead and Google your question and you will find the three... More
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pedinurse
23 March 2018|
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Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
Darn, I haven’t been on here lately. You can still walk around...most shops & restaurants close at 5. Due to almost no parking in the town anymore and most people taking the park shuttle. The only parking lot is at the... More
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Glenn M
1 January 2018|
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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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