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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Address: 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6298
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in...

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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Our visit was on a chilly and moist January Saturday, but that made it even better for us because so few folks had come that day that we nearly had the park to ourselves... read more

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit was on a chilly and moist January Saturday, but that made it even better for us because so few folks had come that day that we nearly had the park to ourselves! History buffs should make this trip a priority and set the whole day aside for exploration. There are lots of B&Bs in the area to round... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been to dozens of National Parks around the country - Harper's Ferry is historic, but just seems to miss the mark. I've been to Harper's Ferry several times over the past 20 years. Things to do - Jefferson's Rock - Hiking across the river to the canal side - Tubing (summer) - Historical preservation areas - Old Civil War... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit with a great history. Tour the town and enjoy the old buildings and business's and history. John Brown was captured here and tried in Charles Town for trying to take over the US Armory for weapons for his movement as a slave abolitionist. Thomas Jefferson visited here as well as many other famous people in history.... More 

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This has to be my favorite place I've ever been. But I've gone there since I was a little kid. I even had the pleasure of living in the historic town for a year and it was a dream come true. You are engrossed in history, and the scenery, spectacular! Biking, hiking, sneaking around town after dark hunting ghosts, there's... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has all kinds of history about the Civil War. Many things to do hiking,bike riding,mountain climbing or just walk around and see all the sites. You can take a walk along the Shenandoah River or take a raft trip down the river might even see a bald eagle. A really nice place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park would be worthwhile if only to view the spectacular scenery, the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. But there is so much more to this historic place. More than Jefferson Rock. More than the arsenal where Robert E. Lee's troops confronted abolitionist John Brown. More than Maryland Heights and the Appalachian... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second trip we took to Harper’s Ferry. Last year in the fall it was relatively empty. For Labor Day weekend it was packed. The weather brought out the people tubing on the river, hikers as well as people there to enjoy the history. While there my daughters asked about the Junior Ranger program at the welcome center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing national park with so much to do, but enough to do it all with one trip. The views of the Potomac and Shenadonah rivers are amazing as well as the Appalachian mountains. Coming to Harpers Ferry you get multiple national parks, crossing the Appalachian trail and the Chesapeake and Ohio canal across the river in Maryland. For non-Americans like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In one day, we hiked the entire blue trail of Maryland Heights, saw Jefferson Rock and then learned the history of the area at the ghost tour at night. Fun, spooky and adventurous! We will be back.

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Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harpers Ferry is a wonderful town with and incredible history and breathtaking views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The Parks department has done a great job of keeping the history intact and telling the story of the area.

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