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Address: Potomac Street Extended, Harpers Ferry, WV
Phone Number: 3045356029
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Coram, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Southport, NC, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Palmyra, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The canal trail follows the canals near Harper's Ferry. In the summer it is a blast for kids to spot carp slowly swimming around the shallow waters and spotting Great Blue Herons and turtles on the canal. It's a short hike from the Harper's Ferry National Park parking lot down to the town of Harper's Ferry, and it follows the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I love visiting Harpers Ferry. It is such a great historic site, as well as the site of wonderful beauty where the Shanandoah river and Potomac River join. Make sure to take the time to learn about the historic events, which points out the importance of geography in our history. Transportation guides development. We sat on the benches on the... More 

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