We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of Ranson Guide

Print this guide 

All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park(Harpers Ferry)
Owner description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic... more Owner description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and the Potomac River water gap through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Park features an amazing diversity of American History all in one place: Great figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, "Stonewall" Jackson, JEB Stuart, Philip Sheridan, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kate Field and many others swirl around Harpers Ferry like a whirlwind! The C&O Canal National Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail all converge at Harpers Ferry NHP. Twenty miles of hiking trails in the Park offer more than a one weekend getaway. Local private businesses offer whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing and many outdoor activities, along with dining and overnight accommodations. Come visit beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and be swept away by the mountains, the rivers and the history for a visit you and your family will long remember! less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; National Parks
See nearby places to eat
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters(Harpers Ferry)
Owner description: The main visitor center for the Appalachian Trail and one of the most famous landmarks on the entire 2,190-mile national scenic trail. It's considered the 'psychological half-way... more Owner description: The main visitor center for the Appalachian Trail and one of the most famous landmarks on the entire 2,190-mile national scenic trail. It's considered the 'psychological half-way point' on the Appalachian Trail. All are welcome, from tourists to "thru-hikers" walking the entire trail. The center has exhibits, a gift shop where you can purchase maps, books, and souvenirs. A 10-foot 3D map shows the entire East Coast, with a miniature replica trail shelter built into the back side. A hiker lounge offers long-distance hikers a place to relax and recharge, with cold and hot drinks available. A collection of more than 25,000 photos of hikers taken since 1979 is one of the most unique features. Those intent on walking the entire A.T. will have their photo added to the collection, but anyone can take a photo of themselves out in front on the sign for a memorable snapshot. By visiting Harpers Ferry, you'll have already started the 14-state challenge, which encourages hikers to visit one location in each of the Trail's 14 states. If you visit lower town historic Harpers Ferry just a half mile away and walk across the footbridge over the Potomac River, you'll have already completed two states. less
Attraction type: Conference & Convention Centers
See nearby places to eat
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church(Harpers Ferry)
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
See nearby places to eat
Jefferson Rock
Jefferson Rock(Harpers Ferry)
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Lookouts
See nearby places to eat
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail(Harpers Ferry)
Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Ortega's Taco Shop
Ortega's Taco Shop
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Ranson
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Glory Days Grill
Glory Days Grill
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Ranson
Price: $7 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
John's Cafe & Grill
John's Cafe & Grill
Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Ranson
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
El pollon
El pollon
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Ranson
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Chic-Fil-A
Chic-Fil-A
Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Ranson
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Knights inn Knoxville Harpers Ferry
1.5 of 5
Knights inn Knoxville Harpers Ferry
$72 - $90
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Knoxville
Show Prices
Cacapon Resort State Park
2.0 of 5
Cacapon Resort State Park
$81 - $101
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Express Charles Town
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Charles Town
$128 - $214
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ranson
Show Prices
Home2 Suites by Hilton Charles Town
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Charles Town
$132 - $221
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ranson
Show Prices

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Bavarian Inn
3.5 of 5
Bavarian Inn
$147 - $227
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.