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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So much history in such a compact area. I spent the better part of a day here and didn't even scratch the surface. From John Brown and his group of abolitionists to Lewis and Clark stooping here to.... more »
National Park Service has done a great job of maintaining the old buildings in town and providing information on the immense amount of history that has occurred in such a small town. We got there... more »
This was beyond expectations! The town is so cute, with lots of historical stops and cute shops mixed together. Some weren’t open because of Covid but there was still plenty to see. The trails were.... more »
Enjoyed the lower town area, very much, the museums. Did a park ranger tour. Interesting. Toured the battlefields. Not impressed. Good if you like to hike and/or can walk distances, Perhaps we could have seen more. The battlefields would be better if there were some remnants of buildings, buildings, monuments, something to see..Very little here. The battlefields especially need to be maintained better. One road to one battlefield had such a ditch in it. Be careful driving.. This is something to see, but most likely won't be back. Can't even compare to Gettysburg.
This place is great. Beautiful scenery great hiking trails, camping and a lot of history. Historical shops mixed in with restaurants and shops for today. Just check the hours of the historical shops. Walking path over the Shenandoah River. If you don't want to drive there is train station. We can't wait to go back.
Almost heaven, West Virginia. How I have missed this place. Anything you think you might want, you can probably find it in one of the eclectic shops. I also love the history of the place. Of course, the backdrop of mountains and river makes for a breathtaking view if you want to walk around.
Great place to visit. The town is cute and fun to walk. The history is informative but not overwhelming. Floating the river is fun and chill. It's a great destination for a day trip.
So close to Washington DC, accessible by car or train, with bike and hiking trails that are not too strenuous but have great views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers converging. The historical buildings have been preserved and they've done a great job of putting information everywhere so you can do a self-guided tour. You can also bathe in the river or do some thing kayaking or rafting. Cute little town!
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