Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

4.7
#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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  • This place was amazing!! My first time here, second for my friend. A lot of great historic buildings and small museums to explore. Quite a few hiking trails for the outdoor/exercise enthusiast. St. Pe...  more »
  • Harper's Ferry is a National Park and has been kept up well. Many historic buildings and sites to see. Since it is a town, there are stores, shoppes and restaurants. Park at the Park Visitor's Center ...  more »
  • This was our first time visiting Harper's Ferry and we were impressed. Our visit began at the visitor center. We got into the park free with our 4th grader park pass. We arrived just in time to catch ...  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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