Harpers Ferry National Park sits on a peninsula at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. Its history extends from the colonial period through the industrial age and the buildings and information of the park reflect all of that history in an interesting and easy to understand way. Every building represents a building that was there at some point in the history of the city and the curators have done an excellent job of providing both an overview and an in-depth view of Harper's Ferry History. Plus it is fun to go in the buildings and see the recreations of what was going on in that building during a certain time period. There is parking about 2.5 miles away and a bus that brings you back to town, so in the busy season do not bother trying to park in town. The rivers are exquisite. There is a bridge across the river leading to the C&O canal bike and walking path, which is also exquisite and highly interesting. In this area there is hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, boating, museums, a civil war trail and a George Washington Trail. In other words there is a lot to do in the area in addition to the national park. But take your time and enjoy the park - it is worth it.
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