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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Such a quaint, lovely town

As you drive down the hill into the tiny town it is like stepping back in time. I love all the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ponoka, Canada
Nice Place!

Nice place to visit with mostly civil war history. Walking the streets make you feel like back in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jorge T
Laredo, Texas
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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” (133 reviews)
“civil war” (281 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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Jorge T
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE traveled for a special event in the historic park. There were several reenactors who made the time period come alive. The town is small, restored to about 1/3 of the original size. The museums and shops are interesting, as well as the walk across...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area not too far from Washington DC. Step back in time while also learning about American History. We can't wait to go back in the spring when it is warmer.

Thank Bradley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way to Deep Creek Lake, and it turned our trip around. We originally drove into the town of Harpers Ferry - it is a preserved area which is both pretty and interesting. We realized that we had to park back...More

1  Thank 2017Getaway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place. We drove into the park and actually drove through the town. We realized you had to park at the visitors center. From there a bus will take you back into to the town to walk around. The area is really nice....More

Thank Heyguy74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like the fact that you parked your car out of town and got a free bus into Harpers Ferry. This made it easy to walk round and enjoy the town without dodging traffic. Everywhere you looked there was something to see or a building...More

Thank Horaceonholiday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a miserably cold, wet day. This limited what we could do but since it was off season, no one was there and were able to drive up to the visitor center. The town itself felt like it had been frozen in...More

1  Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to a number of small buildings with good displays and information, the park offers hiking and walking trails. We learned a lot about John brown and the battle that preceded Antietam. A great place to visit for history buffs.

Thank Frank282856
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not on our initial travelling itinerary but we are sure happy we got to visit this historic and beautiful place. It was pretty cold for us with the winds blowing through the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. I couldn't believe how pretty this place...More

Thank AkuByrd
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Questions & Answers
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
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