Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

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#1 of 78 in Parks in West Virginia
National Park Historic Site
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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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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  • Listen Harpers Ferry is beautiful and the work they have done on the historic buildings is impressive. But the city and the National Park Service have made their properties almost unreachable because ...  more »
  • Have visited this town for years while growing up. This time around skipped the many historical spots, shops, and eateries for a fabulous hike through the park and town. Great way to experience everyt...  more »
  • We love walking around Harpers Ferry and seeing the history and the beautiful terrain. it is manageable in a couple of hours and kid friendly.  more »