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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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A pleasant visit.

On our way home from a business trip, we decided to visit Harper’s Ferry. Two out of the three of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lisathomascollins
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baileysville, wv
via mobile
Another history lesson

We throughly enjoyed our visit to Harper's ferry national historical park. We opted for the free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Winnebago2010
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and the Potomac River water gap through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Park features an amazing diversity of American History all in one place: Great figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, "Stonewall" Jackson, JEB Stuart, Philip Sheridan, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kate Field and many others swirl around Harpers Ferry like a whirlwind! The C&O Canal National Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail all converge at Harpers Ferry NHP. Twenty miles of hiking trails in the Park offer more than a one weekend getaway. Local private businesses offer whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing and many outdoor activities, along with dining and overnight accommodations. Come visit beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and be swept away by the mountains, the rivers and the history for a visit you and your family will long remember!
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“visitor center” (142 reviews)
“civil war” (296 reviews)
“lower town” (143 reviews)
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6298
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"visitor center"
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"civil war"
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"lower town"
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"appalachian trail"
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"maryland heights"
in 97 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 43 reviews
"the river"
in 152 reviews
"jefferson rock"
in 102 reviews
"day trip"
in 81 reviews
"historic area"
in 29 reviews
"small town"
in 41 reviews
"john brown's raid"
in 61 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 41 reviews
"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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"across the bridge"
in 23 reviews
"free shuttle"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our way home from a business trip, we decided to visit Harper’s Ferry. Two out of the three of us love history. We were so excited. It was a pleasant visit and we enjoyed spending the time together. If you are ever in the...More

Thank lisathomascollins
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our visit to Harper's ferry national historical park. We opted for the free shuttle bus to the lower town......walking around the town and ducking in to the many open shops was nice. The staff that man these shops are dressed in period...More

Thank Winnebago2010
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here on an adventure moto trip. A quiet little town dating back to the civil war era - shops set up from the period that you can browse, cobblestone streets adorn the place. There's a magnificent church at the top of the hill one...More

Thank Victoria Z
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t expect to spend only $10 and receive parking and a two hour guided walking tour for only $10. The Park Ranger was informative and took us to see many areas we would never have seen without his guided tour.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The rangers are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and will talk to you about any subject at great length for as long as would care to listen. Great for schools and children of all ages

Thank cwstew87321
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I set out for a white water tubing trip that was canceled because of high waters, so Harper's Ferry was our Plan B, but I'm so glad that we decided to go! It had been years since I had been there, but...More

Thank CancunxLover
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with a friend and after taking her home I returned the following day. The park has a lot to offer and a lot of information to share. The town itself was an industrial town and John Brown, led a raid here to protest...More

1  Thank jne7299318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Park in the lot on Route 340 and take the bus to the Lower Town. It avoids a lot of driving around narrow streets and eventually ending up at the same lot! The park is just great, with something for everyone. The hiking is awesome,...More

1  Thank ValueForPrice
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally unexpected beauty, and location. No matter how much you may read being there makes it all come to life. Park by the visitors area and take the bus down. Leaves every ten minutes. Town is well preserved and your understanding of the historical events...More

3  Thank Mocurlylulu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Harper's Ferry is not a Gettysburg or Antietam, it is worth a visit. For us, with grandchildren in tow, it was a half day with lunch. Things worth noting; excellent shuttle service from the parking lot to Main Street, nominal traffic in the town...More

1  Thank levans88888
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2 June 2018|
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Response from McFerrid | Reviewed this property |
There are three outfitters you can go for white water rafting in Harpers Ferry. Finding the right time to go when the water is just right is your big challenge. Go ahead and Google your question and you will find the three... More
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pedinurse
23 March 2018|
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Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
Darn, I haven’t been on here lately. You can still walk around...most shops & restaurants close at 5. Due to almost no parking in the town anymore and most people taking the park shuttle. The only parking lot is at the... More
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Glenn M
31 December 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hello Sir, I apologize for the delayed response. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. We would love to have you come visit!
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