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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Camden, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Columbia, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I visited the park in late November, when it was quite chilly and windy. The scenery, including the rivers, mountains, and trees were beautiful, and I kept thinking about how I couldn't wait to return to see the different variations each season would present. There was an entrance fee of $10/car to enter the park. We took the short shuttle... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Always heard the story of Jb but never understood all the importance of Harpers Ferry. Must take the museum tour and get the full story of why Stonewall went there and why the town was originally founded with the insistence of George Washington.

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Naples, FL
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40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We recently went here while visiting DC area and found it very much worth it. The restored park buildings and adjacent shops and restaurants took up the entire day to explore. It's a shame that more people don't experience this wonderful place forgotten in time. Make sure to hike up the Appalachian Trail that runs thru town above the St.... More 

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Harpers Ferry National Park has so much history. There is so much to do and explore here so do your homework before your visit. Plan on spending the good part of a day for the full experience.

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Baltimore
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46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The start of America's industrial revolution, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Expansion of the Railroads, The Civil War from pre-start to finish. It's all here. The historical park intermingles with the town with at the lower level. Parking is very limited so the Park Service has a shuttle bus from the visitor center located off the main highway. However, I... More 

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We love the program in the park especially at Christmas. The town is decorated so beautifully like it would have been in the 1860's

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