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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Wonderful Day Trip!

My wife and I went there today (8/5/2016) with our twelve year old daughter and had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Levi M
via mobile
Opportunity to visit northern Virginia and West Virginia

Great place to learn a little about the origins of the Civil War and the impact on the people who... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Richmond, VA
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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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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there today (8/5/2016) with our twelve year old daughter and had a wonderful time. From the beautiful scenery, to the historic shops throughout lower town, there was a lot to do and see! We spent the majority of our time...More

Thank Levi M
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great place to learn a little about the origins of the Civil War and the impact on the people who lived in the area. We went on a day when the temps were in the eighty's so we weren't overwhelmed by the heat as we...More

Thank thesometimetraveler
Reviewed 6 August 2016

You read about it before you go but the reality of the whole town is superb. A real piece of history. If you didn't know much about the era before you visit you certainly will by the time you leave. Fascinating to see a slice...More

1  Thank jaycomfo
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We didn't get to spend much time in the town and we went after hours so nothing is open. However, you can feel the history and the scenery is beautiful. Make sure you take the time to climb up to Jefferson's Rock. The AT runs...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to visit. The museum is very informative and the three part film very good. Probably only allow for two hours to see the highlights. Take the train bridge across the Potomac for a nice walk! This was recommended by the visitors center,...More

1  Thank travelbeau
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Harper's Ferry National Historic Park was an interesting and informative look back into the Civil War era. The park is beautiful, lots of signs with information about the events of the Civil War that took place in the area. There are guided tours as well...More

Thank DaisyS01
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great, if you don't know your history, you don't know your future! Enjoy history, a lot to learn in each building, all people's history! God bless America.

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing history, amazing landscape, amazing time. There's several hiking trails, including the Appalachian. There's three main streets that contain historical buildings. Some you can enter, some you can just look inside. Educational signs everywhere. There's a small gift shop. Several cafes and shops along High...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four loved the opportunity to spend a couple days in this historical area. With trails, shops, museums, and trains nearby, there's a little something for everyone! The weekend we were there we enjoyed a special live demonstration of Civil War artillery, complete...More

1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I visited 7/29 for my birthday. I am already planning our next visit! I am thinking of selling my house and moving. I fell in love with the little town and friendly people, not to mention the breathtaking scenery!

1  Thank Malene C
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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!