• Harpers Ferry - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, Harpers Ferry is a genuinely multifaceted destination, with restored historic buildings, museums, extraordinary scenery, extensive Civil War history (changing hands eight times), the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail, and even Lewis and Clark connections. The Lower Town is the most visited area and home to John Brown's Fort (pictured) where he and his followers sought refuge during their ill-fated raid of 1859.

      If you go:
      Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is open year round from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


      Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
      171 Shoreline Drive
      Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 USA

      Mailing address:
      Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
      PO Box 65
      Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (304) 535-6029