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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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John Brown museum

Visited HF recently and enjoyed this museum very much. There were 3 videos to watch of which we saw... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Lancaster, Pa.
via mobile
Quaint. Small. Historical. Perfect!

So glad we stopped here! On our way down south we usually stop halfway, and this year we left early... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Mount Joy, 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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“visitor center” (124 reviews)
“civil war” (274 reviews)
“lower town” (132 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited HF recently and enjoyed this museum very much. There were 3 videos to watch of which we saw 3. They were very informative, interesting and worthwhile. I can recommend this very good museum to you.

1  Thank LancasterTraveler
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped here! On our way down south we usually stop halfway, and this year we left early to take some side trips along the way. This was such a worthwhile place to stop! So much history, and absolutely beautiful; especially in the...More

Thank DebHefflefinger
Reviewed 25 October 2016

many time on my travels i have passed by Harpers Ferry but time limitations prevented me from stopping but not this time. Stopping in at the visitor center we boarded the shuttle and did the tour this was well worth the wait.

Thank Nite R
Reviewed 24 October 2016

In the area for the weekend and needed something to do to help fill some time. Boy oh boy was I wrong, not only did this fill the time but sparked such interest that we're planning to revisit with others as it is a great...More

Thank Sabprism
Reviewed 23 October 2016

On the Appalachain Trail with a shuttle bus that takes you from the NPS parking lot down into the old town, where there a number of old buildings that have been restored as a variety of interesting small museums, including one where interior is stripped...More

2  Thank DSandJB
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We parked at the Harpers Ferry NP visitors center ($10 fee) and took the bus to the "lower town" - less than 10 min. The town in really cute with a lot of museums (self-guided), shops, and restaurants! You can walk near the water and...More

Thank WallietheWalrus
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The quaint little town of Harper's Ferry is packed FULL of history that greatly impacted our entire nation. The town (within the national park) contained lots of museums, video demonstrations, displays, etc. You could spend a whole day just learning about the history that was...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately our visit was short. We were there on a beautiful sunny afternoon which led for some great photos. We returned for a short early morning visit which due to the mists led to more great photos. To really appreciate Harper's Ferry you need a...More

Thank Ric44
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! I cannot believe how true the words of John Brown and others like him ring loudly and justly to this day!! The story of how sacrifices were made to ensure the freedoms of others is remarkable. The Potomac and Shenandoah meet at this junction!...More

Thank 926pamelak
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fall trip I've been doing for years, and I never tire of it. From the scenery, the history, the hikes, the unique shops, and the trains, there is something for everyone. I enjoy seeing the National Park Service's ongoing excavation and opening...More

Thank Stacey B
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12 June 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
The overlook on top the hill you can drive up there
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!