Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

4.7
#1 of 77 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. Plan to visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Harpers Ferry attractions using our Harpers Ferry itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We spent about five hours here (all our packed itinerary would allow) and in hindsight, we should have planned for a full day. Harpers Ferry NHP is like a history museum that has been sliced up and di...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Our kids are 8-10 years old and they liked Harpers Ferry a lot. Nice trails for a simple hike, beautiful setting. Interesting shops. Beautiful spots for photos. Parking is a challenge.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    You pick up a bus at the National Park that takes you directly to Lower Town. Many buildings are open with exhibits, along w/ ranger tours. Well worth the visit.  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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