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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Address: 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: +1 304-535-6298
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in...

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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Wonderful visit. Two separate areas accessed by shuttle bus. Bolivar Heights to understand the battle and enjoy the views and take a walk to soak up the scenery- then to the Lower... read more

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Mojacar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful visit. Two separate areas accessed by shuttle bus. Bolivar Heights to understand the battle and enjoy the views and take a walk to soak up the scenery- then to the Lower Town to see the Shenandoah Valley, tour historic buildings with displays inside, read interpretation boards to help you to understand what you are seeing and also enjoy some... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place to visit. I wish I had more time to explore because their is a lot of history here. We toured the downtown area and the park. Not much to say other than you need to have a full day here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked in the Maryland highlands to get the overview look of the town. It was a hot and humid day, even though much of the hike is in the shade. I was disheartened to climb up so far, only to have to descend a fair way to the view But WHAT A VIEW. It is not an easy hike,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skip the Stairmaster--there are enough steps here to give you killer calves--which will get you in shape for the rock climbing, AT hiking, tubing, cycling, museum hopping, and shopping that Harper's Ferry offers. Plenty to do for everyone, and an easy train ride from DC.

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Milam, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needed more time to explore. Stayed for a quick history lesson by the water which was very educational. I couldn't walk to walking bridge next to the train. It was in great shape but I looked down and freaked myself out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had never heard of the Niagara Movement. A black civil rights organization started in 1905 by W.E.B. DuBois & William Monroe Trotter. A precursor to the NAACP. Very interesting history lessons throughout Harper`s Ferry presented in its many museums. Quite informative. We took the shuttle bus down and returned when we wanted. Buses run frequently and the wait time... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Harper's Ferry is beautiful! The Park rangers are so friendly and helpful. We learned so much. If you into walking, biking or hiking, this is def the pace for you. The Appalachian Trail runs right through the middle of town. But if you are like us and not able to do all the walking, there are shuttles that make it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I learned a lot. Very interesting. I have always wanted to visit Harpers Ferry and I am glad I finally did.

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love American History, this is a place for you! Harper's Ferry is included in "1000 places to see before you die in the USA". I parked in the parking lot and took a hike to town through waterfalls. Usually, people take the bus, but if you are looking for a casual one mile walk through the forest, try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We parked at the visitor centre and took the shuttle bus to the lower town as we thought this was the only option but we did see cars driving around the town. There is a $10 entrance fee but it's worth considering the America the Beautiful pass if you are going to be visiting a lot of NPS sites ($80... More 

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