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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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“civil war”(317 reviews)
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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...more
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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All reviews visitor center civil war lower town appalachian trail maryland heights shops and restaurants day trip the river jefferson rock small town historic area john brown's raid across the bridge beautiful scenery great place to visit free shuttle storer college
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Reviewed yesterday

We found this to be a very interesting place to visit. It's not the easiest place to get to, but well worth the effort.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roy P
Reviewed yesterday

We parked in a lot about 3 miles down river and rode up on the C&O canal trail. At the footbridge we were able to lock up the bikes and walk to Harpers Ferry and explore the history and some interesting stores as well as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to walk there same footsteps our forefathers walked, climb steps of granite over looking the Potomic River, eat candy from way back in the day, Go to John Brown's wax museum well...Go take a tour of beautiful Harper's Ferry! It was cold when my...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing bus ride to lower town, friendly staff and courteous service from the park rangers. Great history with dining, shopping and hiking ! What else could you ask for !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fdrl L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a nice trip for the whole family in the Washington, D.C. area? The humble town of Harpers Ferry offers you a variety of experiences, from climbing the Maryland Heights cliff through the Virginia Railroad Bridge to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in West Virginia....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Libanobovich2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The foliage is stunning during fall season (depending on weather usually middle to end of October). Some sceneries along Appalachian path are breath taking. Some hiking is required.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Went for the Christmas Town Celebration. They have a wagon ride, you need to make reservations when you get to the park. Lots of shops and restaurants. History lessons will be learned by all. Wear proper walking shoes. All of the parks workers were very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RD915
Reviewed November 16, 2018

My wife and I had visited the Antietam Battlefield the week before which is only about a twenty minute drive from here. We were very impressed with the preservation of the town and its efforts to showcase the history surrounding the importance of the town...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank garyr260
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Our small group of friends took advantage of the museums, historic sites with signage, and especially the guided talk by an NPS ranger focused on monuments. The guide brought the story of Harpers Ferry alive and related it to modern discussions about political correctness. One...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Birdguy
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to visit this park especially during the fall season. My wife and I went 10/28-29/18, and the leaves are not on it's peak yet but nonetheless a wonderful place to be. Set aside atleast 2 days for sightseeing. Spend day 1 around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 26, 2018|
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Response from amandalU7844QM | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know! Check the NPS page for the basic info, sorry I can’t be of more help.
Dona F
October 7, 2018|
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Response from jaunty5 | Reviewed this property |
Since Harper's Ferry is quite a bit of south of here and the changes started here just last week I would assume that the end of next week would be a good guess.
Linda K
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Wickett52 | Reviewed this property |
You can but you won't be able to park and ride via their bus system. Might have to park in the lot down by the railroad station.