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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The entrance fee is worth the visit, if you plan to spend hours in the park. The historic placards... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Great place to visit

Came here for a day visit. Great place to get a sense of history during the Civil War. Highly... read more

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“civil war”(310 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
+1 304-535-6298
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All reviews visitor center civil war lower town appalachian trail maryland heights shops and restaurants day trip the river great place to visit jefferson rock small town historic area across the bridge john brown's raid beautiful scenery free shuttle lots of history
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Reviewed today via mobile

The entrance fee is worth the visit, if you plan to spend hours in the park. The historic placards are interesting, and the view of the water is nice. Great for those interested in history.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for a day visit. Great place to get a sense of history during the Civil War. Highly recommended.

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We traveled here in October when the weather was cooler and the crowds thinner. Very quaint and historical. Several good restaurants in town and nearby. Limited parking at the old train station. In the busy season you should go to the visitors center about 0.7...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting to see things that were there so long ago. After you pay park entrance fee It is free so great for families on a budget. Lots of small museums that explain what occurred. Our 10 year old loved it. Park rangers very knowledgable.

Thank 106janaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I LOVED Harper's Ferry. We kept sayin that we couldn't believe we had never gone there before. Very cute town. Unfortunately, the bridge was closed when we went, but it was still a great trip. Very cool just to walk around the...More

1  Thank Lois A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love our national parks and glad to include this one. Park Rangers so very helpful. So much to see and do

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to be able to walk down town and see the town set up as times long ago. Every thing was free and you can not beat that. The town has many historic buildings that you can go in showing life from that...More

Thank leecin777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, scenic place. The town has lots of museum type information stops throughout the buildings on the streets.

Thank rose k
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked being able to visit the historical buildings at my own pace. There is much to see as well as many invigorating hikes. The Maryland Heights trail is the most popular for good reason. It is challenging but yet easy enough that most can...More

1  Thank ericulrich1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at the Historical Park, and walked to the city. Some of the trail down to the road to the city is very steep and rocky, probably not a good option for families with young children. The walk follows the river to the town,...More

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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.
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.
Ivy R
July 28, 2018|
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Response from MissLucy368 | Reviewed this property |
I was there over Thanksgiving weekend. There was a lot to do. I am not sure how busy it is in the summer. I would like to go back and spend more time and also explore the area.