Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

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#1 of 75 in Parks in West Virginia
At Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, you'll see the center of 19th century industry. The park features many small museums and exhibits, battlefields, uninhabited hillside houses, and picturesque streets. Take a guided tour with a ranger and hear about the town's history, which began 8,000 years ago. See galleries such as the wax museum, the blacksmith shop, and the clocks and jewelry exhibit, or visit the bookshop, tavern, and the dry goods store. Plan your visit in advance in order to get the most out of this attraction. For Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and beyond, use our Harpers Ferry day trip planning app to get the most from your Harpers Ferry vacation.
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  • While John Brown's 1859 raid defines Harpers Ferry, there are over 200 years of history here, from the surveys done by a young Washington to Brown's raid to the multiple Civil War battles...to the rac...  more »
  • It was really interesting to be within cross line of 3 states. The park offers so may different attractions and amazing views of the mountains.  more »
  • We visited Harpers Ferry near the end of a tour of the the revolutionary war and civil war sites in Virgina and the Carolinas, as well-educated knowlegable visitors, and in that context it can only be...  more »

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Many genteel wooden or red-brick houses in the area have been converted into inns and bed and breakfasts, with a few offering hostel accommodations. Each is situated among trees and gardens in this tight-knit community. Most of the lodgings have only a few rooms, so make reservations early.
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