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Address: Potomac Street Extended, Harpers Ferry, WV
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+1 304-535-6029

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Visit in the Spring ,Summer and Fall you want be let down.

It is just very beautiful during these seasons of the year summer you can even do a Lillie wild water rafting and then just chill back under a tree over looking where the... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
william c
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

It is just very beautiful during these seasons of the year summer you can even do a Lillie wild water rafting and then just chill back under a tree over looking where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers meet. Plenty of Restaurants and snacks at Harper's Ferry plus attractions make a day of it.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

I thought I had done my research, but I did not realize these ruins of industry were here. The paths are easy and the remnants of the factories are well interpreted.

1 Thank howards994
Coram, New York
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

Take a trip back in time and see the mode of transportation for moving people and goods before the railroads. The is a must see for students of United States history both before the Civil War during and after.

1 Thank mpofirefighter
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

This trail leads away from hubbub of the main historic district (the "Lower Town") but is definitely a significant part of Harpers Ferry's history. Along this trail are the sites of the modest homes of various workers as well as the various industrial building sites: the former Flour (né Cotton) Mill, the US Government Arsenal, etc. You will encounter the... More 

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Reviewed November 6, 2016

The canals are something to see for many reasons. The stonework, and the amount of labor it took to make these.

1 Thank Mark D
Southport, NC, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

This site provides a nice overview of the methods used for manufacturing when the primary source of energy was water power. This site will require a few minutes to visit, but it is important inasmuch as much of the history of Harper's Ferry is directly tied to this feature that powered the industry in the town.

1 Thank Leon H
New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

You can park at the upper parking lot and take a bus to and from Loartown. Or, for the same price, you can park in the lower lot and hike along the canal. We took the second option, and found it a fascinating way to enjoy the scenery and learn about the history of this very interesting part of America.

1 Thank robcurtross
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

For those not wanting to stray too far from lower town or cross any great changes in elevation, this trail is well-marked and level. It passes by several ruins, each with markers explaining usage and history. We stopped at the headgates and sat up top and watched the water for about 15 minutes, during which time a fawn grazed just... More 

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

There are two ways to get to the Lower Town of Harper's Ferry from the visitors center parking lot. One option is to take a shuttle bus straight into the town. The other lesser used option is to take a trail that leads from the center into town ( about 1.5-2 miles ), through rough terrain at first and along... More 

1 Thank Michael S
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We spotted three blue herons, several wood ducks, a yearling, and a whole lotta turtles walking this trail. Be sure to take time to read the historic markers and learn about the role of canals in the 18th and 19th centuries. You also get a feel for the power of the two rivers (Shenandoah and Potomac), as well as the... More 

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