St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
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Maltipoo16
New York924 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
This church was absolutely stunning. I stumbled upon in on my hike up to Jefferson Rock, and I just had to stop to look at it. The woodwork is absolutely beautiful on the inside and I just love the simplicity but elegance of it. The brick on the outside is absolutely beautiful and is what drew me to the church in the first place. It’s extremely beautiful!!
Written November 9, 2022
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dah00v2
Hampton, VA137 contributions
Oct 2022
I think you can go in (be respectful) etc. But very pretty church. Have to clime jenky stone steps more like slate/granite that was natural looking and lumpy etc) to get there. So be very careful going up! You have to though because total time from beginning to end in Harpers Ferry seeing 90% of it took us four hours. If you don't do this, you'll be leaving soon because most of the time we spent was walking up to the church/ruins/Jefferson rock/cemetery. I suggest you go inside though. Wish I'd of done it for 5 min at least to get a photo inside. Looked like nice stained glass etc.
Written October 15, 2022
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Kate Illinois1
Illinois4,307 contributions
May 2021
Perched atop the highest point in Lower Town. Built in 1833 for the growing melting pot community including the large Irish immigrant settlers. The Church/Schoolhouse escaped damage during the Civil War. Many steps and uphill incline to the church. Church not open to public due to pandemic. Nice views from the church and can rest here before the continued journey to Jefferson's Rock.
Written July 1, 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY2,959 contributions
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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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,918 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Located a short walk up the hill from the historic buildings along the river. Nice view from the front of the church. Nice interior with some pretty stained glass. Definitely worth a stop when visiting the park.
Written September 4, 2021
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Tom B.
45 contributions
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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Maurene_K
Dover, NH10,220 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
St. Peters Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It is set high on the hill overlooking the Lower Town and the confluence of the Potomac River and the Shenandoah River.

The info board said that it was built in 1833 and remodeled in 1896. It was the only church in Harpers Ferry not destroyed during the Civil War.

It resembles the Gothic style, but is not a true Gothic structure, however, we thought it was an attractive piece of architecture.

From its date, one can deduce that it was there at the time of John Brown’s raid in 1859 and the Battle of Harpers Ferry in 1862 during the Civil War so the building has been a witness to American history.

We recommend a trek up from Lower Town to see this church even it‘s not open for the Sunday worship service.

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Written November 27, 2016
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Cory D
3 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Being a Catholic from Western NY this is the kind of church I was raised in. The architecture is amazing and the stained glass will take your breath away. Old style confessionals are available but I'm not sure when they have confession available. If you're Catholic this is a must visit while in Harper's Ferry. If you appreciate old churches it's also a must see. It's just beautiful.
Written August 21, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China153,453 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
St. Peter's is a historic Catholic church located at the hillside between Public Way and Church Way Streets. This historical church is a Registered National Historical Place in the United States and a beautiful church, overlooking the historic district of Harpers Ferry.

Originally built in 1833, the church you see today is the result of a rebuild in 1896 when it was given a Neo-Gothic exterior. The church is constructed by granite rock with red brick archway entrance and window seals. It includes a single tower and wooden steeple. It is an attractive church to see during visits to Harpers Ferry.

Not sure if you can visit the inside of the church beyond scheduled mass times which are posted at the entrance of the building. However, the elevated position of the church means you will have good views of St. Peter's Catholic Church throughout the town.

If you want to view the church up close, just walk up the Stone Steps from Public Way, just past the Harper House. From directly in front of the church, there is an information panel which provides historical account and information regarding this St. Peter's.
Written August 11, 2016
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Susan D
Schellsburg, PA162 contributions
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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