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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters
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
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
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Jefferson Rock
Jefferson Rock
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Lookouts
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Potomac Grille
Potomac Grille
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Country Cafe
Country Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bisou Bistro at The Canal House
Bisou Bistro at The Canal House
Price: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
The Anvil Restaurant
The Anvil Restaurant
Price: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
White Horse Tavern
White Horse Tavern
Price: $8 - $13
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Teahorse Hostel
Teahorse Hostel
$32
Ranked #8 of 11 Harpers Ferry B&B and Inns

Additional 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
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Jackson Rose B & B
The Jackson Rose B & B
$110 - $150
Ranked #1 of 11 Harpers Ferry B&B and Inns
The Angler's Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Angler's Inn Bed and Breakfast
$110 - $175
Ranked #2 of 11 Harpers Ferry B&B and Inns
Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry
3.0 of 5
Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry
$89 - $157
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Harpers Ferry
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Lansdowne Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5
Lansdowne Resort and Spa
$176 - $434
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Leesburg
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