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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Great History

Our kids are 8-10 years old and they liked Harpers Ferry a lot. Nice trails for a simple hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom C
South Jordan, Utah
via mobile
Great place to spend the day taking in history!

You pick up a bus at the National Park that takes you directly to Lower Town. Many buildings are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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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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“civil war” (266 reviews)
“lower town” (124 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pick up a bus at the National Park that takes you directly to Lower Town. Many buildings are open with exhibits, along w/ ranger tours. Well worth the visit.

Thank Hiner1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the morning hiking in Harpers Ferry. It was beautiful and a really cute town to explore. Also walked along the C&O canal for a bit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had put aside 2 hours for our visit to Harpers ferry national park. Wrong! Put aside the day. Do the top down tour that starts at 11:00. Little bit of walking in a few rocky areas. Our guide was Andrew and he was awesome....More

3  Thank Jeanine K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harper’s Ferry is one of those lovely “locations that time forgot”. It is a reasonable day drive from Baltimore-Washington area and there is plenty to fill a nice day. Many of the buildings in the...More

Thank Chip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talk about going back in time, this place rocks! Easy access from the visitors center. Just hop on a shuttle and they drop you off down town. Highly recommend this as their is little parking down town

1  Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third time in Harper's Ferry, what a gem. Also here the National Park Service has done a superb job keeping Harper's Ferry "back in time". Park at the visitors center and take a NPS shuttle bus and stroll through history.

Thank Peter_vB2015
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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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!