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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Beautiful views

Most of the park that we went to had amazing views. Informative stations to which you could get... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda M
via mobile
A Park with many things to do

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has all sorts of attractions. There is the history, natural... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim S
Taunton, Mass
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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!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (133 reviews)
“civil war” (282 reviews)
“lower town” (137 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most of the park that we went to had amazing views. Informative stations to which you could get bits of history and to explain layouts of the land. Must see these views! Highly recommend on a beautiful clear day!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has all sorts of attractions. There is the history, natural views, hiking trails,

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While John Brown's 1859 raid defines Harpers Ferry, there are over 200 years of history here, from the surveys done by a young Washington to Brown's raid to the multiple Civil War battles...to the race between the railroad and canals for supremacy, you'll find it...More

2  Thank Nathanael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really interesting to be within cross line of 3 states. The park offers so may different attractions and amazing views of the mountains.

3  Thank D_v_D_USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Harpers Ferry near the end of a tour of the the revolutionary war and civil war sites in Virgina and the Carolinas, as well-educated knowlegable visitors, and in that context it can only be rated average; most other historical sites have more interesting...More

1  Thank GreatProphetZarquon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harper's Ferry was a great place to walk to enjoy history and beautiful scenery. There is a historical stores you could look in and museum to browse through. There was stores to purchase merchandise from different era's.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and historical park, lovely walk on the park and shopping in downtown. Ride the shuttle downtown and avoid no parking, wonderful armory and Virginia islands, gorgeous !

1  Thank Rue F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating history, beautiful scenery, helpful park staff. Great trip for history lovers, couples, solo adventures, families, and so on. Has a little for everyone-hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking/tubing along the Potomac or Shenandoah, guided tours, historic monuments, downtown shopping, etc.

1  Thank Ashton H
Reviewed 14 December 2017

As you drive down the hill into the tiny town it is like stepping back in time. I love all the little shops along the narrow street. You can almost imagine the battle that took place at The battlefield at the end of the street....More

2  Thank TravelGal011070
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit with mostly civil war history. Walking the streets make you feel like back in time. We spent approximately 3 hours visiting but easily could’ve spent more time if hiking. The only problems was finding parking.

1  Thank Jorge T
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Glenn M
31 December 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hello Sir, I apologize for the delayed response. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. We would love to have you come visit!
8 November 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Yes. You have to park at the Park's Visitor Welcome Center at 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry to ride the shuttle bus on an 8 minute ride to Lower Town.
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