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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Ok to visit once but nothing spectacular

I was expecting something more based on what I heard/knew about it. There actually is not much to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
marinskas
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Vienna, Virginia
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Really Nice Small Historic Town

A friend had recommended we visit Harpers Ferry and we were glad we did. It is a very cute small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
stancal
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Sugar Land
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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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  • Average4%
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“visitor center” (137 reviews)
“civil war” (292 reviews)
“lower town” (140 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6298
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"visitor center"
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"civil war"
in 292 reviews
"lower town"
in 140 reviews
"appalachian trail"
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"shops and restaurants"
in 43 reviews
"maryland heights"
in 97 reviews
"the river"
in 152 reviews
"day trip"
in 81 reviews
"jefferson rock"
in 100 reviews
"historic area"
in 28 reviews
"small town"
in 41 reviews
"john brown's raid"
in 59 reviews
"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 41 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 47 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 23 reviews
"free shuttle"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was expecting something more based on what I heard/knew about it. There actually is not much to do and to see unless you are in to hiking or biking. The center is very small and restaurant options are very slim. In about an hour...More

Thank marinskas
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Reviewed yesterday

A friend had recommended we visit Harpers Ferry and we were glad we did. It is a very cute small town located at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Lots of old buildings and interesting history. Take a walk up to Jefferson's Rock...More

Thank stancal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice town and a lot to walk.. the hiking to the point to see the city from higher view is a good exercise.. I start around 9 am and I finished at 1 nice view from the top

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove all the way to here to check out Harpers Ferry with my buddy from Rockville, MD. Drive was a bit longer than anticipated but it was well worth the effort. It is well preserved historic town with much history especially relating to American Civil...More

2  Thank asiana747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this park somewhat on a whim going through Maryland. We went to the visitor center then took a shuttle to the historic town, which was filled both with historic sites, as well as small shops and restaurants. We could easily have spent...More

1  Thank Roy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Town is very charming and historical, has a big part in the history of America and the Civil War

1  Thank kevinlh99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit here. Cute places to eat, enjoyed the walk to Jefferson's Rock. Church and buildings very beautiful. Especially enjoyed the exhibit on buildings history and foundations/building. Learn so much about John Browns raid.

1  Thank KLRF1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 4 yr old sat and watched the videos. We all loved walking the trails and made for a nice day outside and away from screens! Inexpensive. Everyone was very friendly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the locations listed here are part of the National Historical Park, but they aren't well advertised that way. The first stop is well outside town. The location has little to do with the town, but I suppose it is a tactic to reduce...More

1  Thank Parrothead_at_heart
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harper’s Ferry was a stop we made after leaving DC and on our way to Gettysburg. We were only there for a quick 90min or so but you could easily spend the whole day. Since it was mid-week off season we were able to park...More

1  Thank JWWA
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pedinurse
23 March 2018|
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I don’t know for sure but I would think the 5pm closing is for the visitor’s Center. There is no gate with open/close times for the actual hiking trail. Hope this helps!
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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!
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jackieaiken
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.
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