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Address: 343 Campground Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5168
Phone Number: +1 703-967-5269
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We are a unique museum in the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. We have many...

We are a unique museum in the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. We have many authentic things but also have reproduction items so that adults and children can see what it was like to live during the 1800's.

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Nice museum. I liked listening to the tapes. Very sad facts to be learned. Would recommend for everyone. Nice to see how far this country has come.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Weymouth, Massachusetts

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum. I liked listening to the tapes. Very sad facts to be learned. Would recommend for everyone. Nice to see how far this country has come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was a really nice addition to the park for us. We learned a bit of history and it was done well.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

As visitors from the UK, we never really knew who John Brown was, although we had heard the song about John Brown's body "lying mouldering in the grave" often in the past. So it was enlightening to hear about his role in the initial emancipation of slaves through the uprising which he led in Harper's Ferry. It was the start... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This museum combined artwork, personal documents and audio/visual displays to retell the human stories in Harper's Ferry. The John Brown story allows you to view him from many different perspectives. Original artifacts from his seige and a special African American exhibit and the men who died with him. The story of the ebb and flow of economic fortunes in Harper's... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Just a quick drive from the Harpers Ferry NPS Visitor Center, be sure to set aside some time to browse this unique museum located in the nearby KOA campground! Lots of artifacts and the owners are an amazing wealth of knowledge with a great story on each of their loved pieces in the museum. We could talk to them all... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

If you're in Harper's Ferry you really should go through the museum to better understand the issues surrounding the civil war that were far beyond politics, but touches the lives of real people trying to survive.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very interesting view of African American history/ town influence from late 1700's to present. Contrasting contributions of both slave and free and the courage with which they lived their lives.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a very small museum. Only two rooms. But it has a wonderful "time line" display that is clear and concise and well supported with a selection of artifacts and photographs. It is a great display to explain the "Civil War" to young visitors.

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Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Just spent the last week at harpers ferry KOA and loved it. Took our 5 year old into the museum and he loved it and still talks about getting to ring the bell before the firing of the cannon. Thank you for making his history lesson so much fun.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was a worthwhile museum to tour. It's small, but provides a lot of information and we enjoyed it along with our 14 year old son. The displays are well-done and the timeline of the war from start to finish was interesting to read.

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