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Harper House

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Sarah F wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina29 contributions6 helpful votes
You can go in and peek into some of the rooms that have been "recreated" to the time period. They have plaques to tell you about what you are looking at. Like a mini-self tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Todd G wrote a review Sep 2019
Omaha, Nebraska418 contributions91 helpful votes
worth the walk up the hill, is this gem. Neat to see such a beautiful home. Placard inside tell of the history. Just up from the main street up by the big church. Look along street to the side there is a long retaining wall with caves/cellars or something. this whole town is interesting.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Taylor B wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,571 contributions5,456 helpful votes
Traveling through Maryland on his way to the Shenandoah Valley, where he was engaged to erect a meeting house for a group of Quakers near Winchester, Virginia, Robert Harper was attracted by the ample waterpower and strategic location for transport and travel presented by the area where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers met. He purchased 125 acres in 1751. In 1763, the town of Shenandoah Falls at Mr. Harper's Ferry was established. In 1775, Harper began building a new home in the Lower Town. The structure was completed in 1782 but Harper died that same year and never occupied the house. Today, it is the oldest surviving structure in Harpers Ferry. It was used as a tavern for 20 years after Harper's death. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis, who was obtaining supplies for the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803, are known to have stayed in the house.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jena B wrote a review Mar 2019
Suffolk, Virginia53 contributions27 helpful votes
House was interesting based on the story told about the Harper Family. Shows others what life was like in the time period.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Fdrl L wrote a review Jan 2019
Emory, Texas194 contributions96 helpful votes
Informative and educational for people new to the area, stop either on your way up to Jefferson rock or coming down, go to the 2nd story balcony and take in the view.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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