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Harpers Ferry , Mt Vernon, and Shenandoah after DC trip

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Harpers Ferry , Mt Vernon, and Shenandoah after DC trip

We will be in washington dc for 4 days and then visitng surrounding areas. Looking at Harpers Ferry, Mt Vernon, and Shanandoah. Do you think all three of those are doable in 3 days? And any recomendations on lodging at either one base area/hotel or multiple cities and lodging?

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1. Re: Harpers Ferry , Mt Vernon, and Shenandoah after DC trip

It's doable! You can visit Mt Vernon while in DC, then venture to Harpers Ferry (should browse around Shepherdstown too - maybe stay at the Bavarian Inn) and then continue on to ? Need more input about Shenandoah.....

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2. Re: Harpers Ferry , Mt Vernon, and Shenandoah after DC trip

Harpers Ferry well worth 4-6 hrs. You can shop, learn some history from the Park Ranger, walk a little along the C&O Canal or hike (ok, hike is too strong but it is a 2 mile strenuous walk) up the mountain for a beautiful view of the town. But there are few places to stay.

Shepardstown's Bavarian Inn is a good choice to make your base. Mt Vernon is another 4-6 hrs of fun. Other options are Manassas battlefield, and Berkeley Springs (antiques shopping and beautiful scenery). Each of these are within 1.5 hrs. If you venture out to the 2.5 hr range, I'd look at Winchester, Monticello (T. Jefferson's home), Front Royal, Winchester, and Lurray (caverns). All of these towns make up the Shenandoah valley

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