• Photo of cannon at Antietam National Battlefield

    The Civil War

Places

Makeshift hospitals for the wounded, private homes turned into battle headquarters, and more memorials than one can count - a wide variety of structures and sites were either directly affected by the Civil War, or later built in commemoration of it. And not surprisingly, as the caretaker of America's treasures, including battlefields and military parks, hundreds of the sites that still remain are today located within the National Park System.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - Maryland Heights

    Modern photograph of Maryland Heights

    Maryland Heights is the highest mountain overlooking Harpers Ferry. Its southern face is a 300-foot vertical cliff that towers over the Potomac River, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The mountain is steep, rugged, and primitive, with a thick veneer of Civil War history. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - Master Armorer's House

    Modern photograph of the Master Armorer's House

    The strategic location of the Master Armorer's House made it ideal for the headquarters of the commanding officer at Harpers Ferry. The Master Armorer's House is at the junction of Shenandoah and High Streets only one block from the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Bridge and the Potomac River pontoon crossing. The Master Armorer's House was easy to find and a nerve center for communications during the Civil War. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - School House Ridge

    School House Ridge is an overlooked and least understood topographic feature associated with Harpers Ferry's Civil War history. Until the turn of the 21st century, very little of School House Ridge was part of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - United States Armory Site

    Historic image of the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry

    The United States Armory at Harpers Ferry has produced more than 600,000 military rifles and muskets in a 60 year period, spanning from Thomas Jefferson's presidency to the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - United States Arsenal Ruins

    Current photograph of Arsenal Ruins

    The federal government constructed two arsenal buildings at Harpers Ferry to store the weapons produced at the armory. In 1859 there were 100,000 weapons stored in the arsenal buildings, which played a role in the John Brown raids. Read more