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John Brown Monument

Shenandoah Street and Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Walking Tour Stop

This is another easy-to-find historical marker and plaque on the walking tour. It is also a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dawn S
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Just an Obelisk

This small obelisk marks the original home of John Brown's Fort, aka the Armory Firehouse. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jehenson81
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Shenandoah Street and Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is another easy-to-find historical marker and plaque on the walking tour. It is also a great photo opportunity.

Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small obelisk marks the original home of John Brown's Fort, aka the Armory Firehouse. The fort itself now sits across the street after its many moves. There is a small informational sign there states this is where the fort was, but not much else...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good movie and exhibits gave a good picture of John Brown, his times and the raid on Harper's Ferry.

Thank Joe L
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The monument marks the site of John Brown's Fort. It stands at the site which had been covered with dirt and this is the marker for the actual spot. There are lots of uneven steps.

Thank giftedelaine
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This monument marks the original site of John Brown's Fort. If you look into town and to the left you see John Brown's fort, the John Brown Museum and Arsenal square

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This isn't a modern monument but one placed by generations past to remember a man who took actions of his beliefs. You can't miss it as it is among the the other sites you will want to see.

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Besides the monument being smaller, the meaning of it it’s tremendous, and it’s worth a minute of respect to this hero.

Thank D_v_D_USA
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Just marking the site of the original arsenal and giving some of the story of John Brown. He's the real story here, and the group he led.

Thank Ontario76
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Folks, it's an obelisk. That's it, nothing more. It is also unsafe getting up there via the stairs on the road side. They are uneven and badly slope down the hill. If you must go up to look at an "obelisk," then take the longer...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The original site of John Brown's "fort" (it was a fire station) where he and some of his men holed up at the end of their raid in 1859, and were eventually captured. Together with the reconstructed original building across the street, a good place...More

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