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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Address: 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: +1 304-535-6298
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, White-water rafting
Owner description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park...
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, White-water rafting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Beautiful, wonderful and wild, West “by God, smile when you say it”, Virginia! The first thing you notice is the fresh, clean air! There is an abundance of wild life in "them thar hills"! I thoroughly enjoyed walking around this very historical area. The people are friendly and full of wonderful stories of the life of the residents back in... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

parking a challenge...you'll get a ticket, don't panic, it's your park entrance fee. Walk up to Jefferson Rock...supposed site where John Denver came up with song Country Roads. Go a little further up to the cemetery and old church.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Have been here a couple of times. The park has a wide variety of activities ranging from seeing historical sights such as John Brown's Raid features, Jefferson Rock, as well as beautiful trails. On busy days, you must park at the NPS lot, but when not busy, you can park down by the train station in town and cut out... More 

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were on a road trip to visit family in the area and passed the sign for this park right before Christmas. I decided to stop on the cold, rainy and foggy day. We knew little about the park, but had a couple of free hours and I was curious. I have a national park pass so we did not... More 

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Washington DC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This site is unique and full of history. It is a must see for any American. Very beautiful nature, old buildings and a peaceful, enjoyable atmosphere.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you love quaint towns with historical culture, civil reenactments, hiking trials, water rafting, canoeing or just a simple stroll down the street, you will just Love Harpers Ferry, WVa.

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Camden, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a wonderful day hiking on trails, and ending up in lower town. Great to see the ruins of old homes and businesses. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were in town to visit family when we decided to drive over and check out the park got lucky as it was a special weekend and the were all dressed in period clothing and showing how everything worked. Really enjoyed walking around looking and learning about the history of the town

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North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not a great place for dining, but that's my only criticism. Harpers Ferry is nestled in the crook of two great rivers, the Shenandoah and the Potomac. The historic buildings and exhibits are interesting for the young and old alike. Little gems, tucked here and there. A great place to hike about and learn as you go. Little places for... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place to visit. Fall is a beautiful time of year, West Virginia foliage does not disappoint! Lots of great restaurants and quaint shops. Not to mention, the park is full of history. There is a parking fee of $10/car. The pass is good for three days and really is a nominal fee to help preserve the... More 

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