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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Awseome history and scenery

Harper's ferry is a beautiful town that has been kept original for the enjoyment of the American... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradenton, Florida
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Great Day Trip

Lots to do here. Great scenery all around. You can hike for hours with great views everywhere. Walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hampstead, Maryland
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“visitor center”(145 reviews)
“civil war”(310 reviews)
“lower town”(150 reviews)
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...more
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Place is rich in history. Production site for US rifles in early 1800's. John Brown's raid part of the history. Major Confederate victory taking over town and armory. Enjoyed the John Brown museum on Shenandoah ave near the river. Automated movies every 30 minutes, high...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Harper's ferry is a beautiful town that has been kept original for the enjoyment of the American people.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to do here. Great scenery all around. You can hike for hours with great views everywhere. Walk the small town and visit the shops. Park at the visitor center and take the free bus down to the town or start your visit on a...More

1  Thank skiwithapro
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a cool park. You have history scenery hiking good food in the area and all Close to DC. The hiking trails are Wonderful. This is a terrific park to visit.

Thank Natsfan24
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoy touring national parks. (I collect Passport Stamps.) Enjoyed the easy shuttle from the visitor center to lower town on a quiet weekday and ease of returning after touring around. The exhibits were interesting and well maintained and staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank ShenValVATraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harpers Ferry National Park is beautiful. We stopped at the visitors center and took the bus down to the lower town. It was raining when we visited but we made the most of it. We certainly want to return during nicer weather and hike.

Thank Roosmom22
Reviewed 1 week ago

They did an amazing job of making exploring Harper’s Ferry easy as pie. You can park at the visitor center (grab a junior ranger packet there) and hitch a ride on the bus to the heart of town. From the bus stop you can explore...More

2  Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy 90 minute trip from DC - beautiful country side. Get there early and you can park in the lot near the train station. Easy trails, swimming hole for the dogs, beautiful area. The town is very cute and the restaurants are pub food...More

Thank Shamus01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've spent so much time in this park - it makes my America the Beautiful path a wonderful bargain all by itself! Harpers Ferry has a little for everyone. My best days here begin with a hike from the upper parking lot early in the...More

1  Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth the trip. So much history If you are able to walk there is parking up the street but if not, pay the $10 in the visitor's center lot and take the tram to Lower town. You can also park a the visitor's...More

1  Thank sconrad1961
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from Chris_L_USA | Reviewed this property |
Hours are for the Visitor Center. You can park in the train station on Potomac Street and then walk around. Many plaques with info on it. Safe area. Enjoy!
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from MissLucy368 | Reviewed this property |
I was there over Thanksgiving weekend. There was a lot to do. I am not sure how busy it is in the summer. I would like to go back and spend more time and also explore the area.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from snooze56 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the weather - sunny equals more people and less danger (I think), but I'd hesitate before I'd try that trail on an overcast or rainy day.