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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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A Walk Through Living History

My wife and I visited here recently to check out the historic town of Harper's Ferry. Many of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dcparris
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Friends Weekend

Visited Harpers Ferry for the weekend with friends. Enjoy walking around the town and getting a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
spayne1184
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York, Pennsylvania
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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"
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"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 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here recently to check out the historic town of Harper's Ferry. Many of the original buildings still stand, and some are now part of the park display. I have always found the story of John Brown to be intriguing, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Harpers Ferry for the weekend with friends. Enjoy walking around the town and getting a refresher in history. Be prepared with proper footwear to walk up and down hills and steps. The view from Thomas Jefferson Rock was great. Lots of cute little shops...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small area is a great display of the time of John Brown's raid. There is a rich and important history of the US on display here. Well presented and easy to follow. It seems like they are a bit schizophrenic on restoration versus preservation...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to visit Harpers Ferry at least twice a year but this last time (Monday afternoon) there was no free parking at the railroad so I parked behind a restaurant to eat and BAM got a $50. fine. I don't mind if the amount was...More

2  Thank Familie G
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Jim P, Park Guide and Volunteer at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There is NO, let me repeat NO free parking in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park! If you park in the train station parking lot you are required to pay the entrance fee of $10.00 per vehicle by putting the money in the envelope provided in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see. Great for those who like nature, history and old town feels. I loved the rolling hills and mountains... The rivers and nature trails. I learned about the development of the town and also the wars. The preservation of the...More

2  Thank InIt4TheFun
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never knew the story behind Harpers Ferry. Such interesting history. A great walking tour with so much to see. Enjoyed hiking to Jefferson Rock and walking across the railroad bridge to VA. Cute town and worth the visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

4  Thank marinskas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank stancal
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 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 April 12, 2018

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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pedinurse
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
Darn, I haven’t been on here lately. You can still walk around...most shops & restaurants close at 5. Due to almost no parking in the town anymore and most people taking the park shuttle. The only parking lot is at the... More
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Glenn M
December 31, 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
November 8, 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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