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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6298
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, White-water rafting
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Harpers Ferry is an amazing place. My daughter and I took a Sunday tour of the city called "Harpers Ferry: Top to Bottom". We walked the grounds of the town cemetery, visited Jefferson's Rock, and learned about the Catholic Church in town. Our guide was excellent. The tour us offered each Sunday and it's completely free! A wonderful afternoon with... More

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Tons of Cival War History along the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers. Learn about Tom Brown & the Underground Railway, then take a short ride to the Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The scenery here is absolutely beautiful. Just a note to bring some bug spray as certain times of the year there are gnats due to the water & forest... More

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Plainview, New York
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What's to like: The history, the props, the Appalachian trail guide, and the incredible walk around town and in the woods by Jefferson's Rock. What's not to like: Going back home.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Harpers Ferry is just an amazing place to visit. It offers beauty, entertainment, historical knowledge, and what ever-else you may want to do. Its nestled between Two mountains and borders the Shenandoah river and the Potomac river. Just kick back and enjoy a trip back in time!!!

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Round Hill, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely little town with beautiful views of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. It is very easy to roam around the town and read about the historic sites on your own or join the Ranger guided tour. There are little shops and lots of ice cream along the way. Take a walk over the river on the old... More

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Point of Rocks, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Harpers Ferry is a perfect blend of the outdoors and History a little shopping and the best egg custard ice Cream. I always bring family and friends here as well as go myself occasionally. A great place to picnic and get some fresh air with 2 rivers a beautiful view and history!

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We had just a few hours to spend at this historic park, and that was plenty on a rainy day. We did enjoy the park, but probably would have really loved all the hiking opportunities on a day that wasn't a mixture of rain and snow. There is a junior ranger program with an opportunity to earn 3 badges. The... More

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Jim P, Certified Park Tour Guide at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, responded to this review

Folks: First is our thanks to you for coming all the way from Minnesota to visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, one of YOUR National Parks; we do wish we had better weather for your visit! We are keenly aware of your desire for your children to enjoy their trip to Harpers Ferry and wish to offer this explanation of... More

Frenchtown, NJ
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I took my 14 year old son on a trip this past weekend to Harper's Ferry on a mission to ignite his interest in the powerful adventure that History can be. Mission accomplished! The site is awash with dynamic history - a location at the crossroads of 2 great rivers, the Application Trail and where an epic civil war was... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The park needs to be commended. Thank you thank you. Educational but not academic; fun for all generations and physical abilities, friendly, helpful, knowledgable staff. We learned, we hiked, we breathed in the beauty.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The National Park Service has done a great job restoring these buildings. Harpers Ferry is a beautifully scenic area. You can easily spend a day in the park exploring the buildings and trails. There is a pedestrian bridge where you can walk across the Potomac to the C & O Canal. Wonderful!

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