St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,149 contributions
Good photo op and views
Apr 2021
During my visit to Harpers Ferry National Park in April, I visited Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church. I had to climb up a lot of steep steps but it was worth it. I was not able to go inside since it was closed due to COVID19 on the day I was there (a Friday). But it is a nice photo op and you get a nice view of the town, the rivers and the mountains.
Written May 29, 2021
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Beverly F
Wilmington, DE75 contributions
Beautiful Church and scenic
Mar 2021 • Family
St Peters Church is beautiful and the view from there is gorgeous. We couldn’t go inside because of covid- but there was plenty to see from outside too. Highly recommend seeing it!
Written March 14, 2021
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Ladyunsilence
Moundsville, WV30 contributions
Beautiful church
Mar 2021 • Couples
I like this style of church and the stained glass windows. We did stop by earlier in the week and was only open on the weekends to go inside.
Written March 3, 2021
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Susan D
Schellsburg, PA153 contributions
Part of history and still holds one mass on Sunday
Nov 2020
You have to go up some steep steps to get to this church. If you are able to do such, then go and see this historical building.
Written November 23, 2020
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Tom B.
43 contributions
Beautiful building
Oct 2020
Closed to the public during covid, but exterior is beautiful. A steep hike to get to it, but short in distance.
Written October 27, 2020
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CoconutMatilda
West Newton, PA31 contributions
Pretty church
Jul 2020 • Couples
You have to walk up steep uneven rock steps to get here, but it's a short walk. The church is really pretty and the view from here is great.
Written July 25, 2020
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Harpersferryfamily
Harpers Ferry, WV7 contributions
Most Beautiful Structure in Harpers Ferry
Nov 2019 • Family
This cathedral is tremendous, with a beautiful outlook over the river and bridges. Short walk up the weathered stone steps, worth the visit.
Written December 1, 2019
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ITRT
Virginia34,149 contributions
Beautiful Church Inside and Out
Oct 2019
If you visit Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is a “must see” on your itinerary. It is located on a narrow street on the heights above Harpers Ferry. It is a bit confusing as one sign near the entrance welcomes you to St. Peter’s Catholic Church while the church bulletin states “The Roman Catholic Parish of St. James the Greater (oldest)”. It is a mission church of St. James in Charles Town and offers mass on Sunday at 9:30 AM. The original parish, built in 1833, was the only church in Harpers Ferry that was not destroyed during the Civil War. The church offers fantastic views of the gorge of the Shenandoah River above the Potomac River. Did you know the street along the side of the church is part of the Appalachian Trail.The exterior is made of gray stone with red sandstone trim. The stunning stained-glass windows and vaulted ceilings add to its interior beauty. The choir loft is surrounded by a dark wood. On the altar, is a marble scene of the Last Supper as well as a marble pulpit. An image of the Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus is found to the side of the main altar. One of only four in the world, the crucified Christ is truly a sight to behold. The view from the patio area in front of the church is amazing and fittingly is an appropriate compliment. Docents, wearing Civil War era attire, provide tours and information of the church from Memorial Day weekend through October. However, if you want to see the interior, attend mass at 9:30 AM on Sundays.
Written October 21, 2019
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Sarah F
Raleigh, NC31 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019
I did not go inside, they were closed. But the outside is beautiful architecture. The ruins are right next to this.
Written October 12, 2019
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Lovebus279
Clearwater, FL39 contributions
Stunning Church!
Aug 2019
This church is amazing...so beautiful. Unfortunately, we could not get inside. There are views of this church from everywhere in town. Lovely...
Written September 12, 2019
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