Explore - Discover - Imagine - Play
Harpers Ferry National Historical park offers a wide choice of experiences for young people. From nature to history, from mountain hikes to river fishing, from ruined villages to quaint shops, from trains to canals, from battlefields to schoolyards, this town captures some of the most moving American stories ever told.
Come churn butter, play lawn crochet, become a soldier, tend a garden, talk to a Union soldier, hear the rattle of muskets, hike to Jefferson Rock, visit Mr. Harper's grave, or stroll through silent ruins; all these await you! Look for the summer schedule of events to discover when activities are scheduled!
Summer 2012 Activities
Theatre in the Park
Theatre in the Park is presented on Fridays and Saturdays through August 11th.
11:30 - Violence Ignites
1:30 - Soldiers on the Streets
3:30 - War Returns
Reporter on the Scene
This just in…Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is hosting its second season of Reporter on the Scene! On Saturdays and Sundays through August 12th from 11am to 3pm, children are invited to become correspondents in the field during the Battle of Harpers Ferry in 1862. We will have a makeup and dressing session to make sure you look your best in period clothing! Act like a reporter with your own camera crew while reading your lines from a teleprompter. See yourself as part of a 'live' broadcast on YouTube later in the summer (a photo release will need to be signed by a parent or guardian). Coaching for the lines will be provided to ensure a stress-free environment for all reading levels. The question now is, will you become one of our reporters?
Junior Ranger Days
Come by the Junior Ranger table from 11am to 3pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August 12th! Education Staff will be available to handout Junior Ranger books, kids' brochures, and Civil War trading cards. Also, join in with the ongoing activity of the day - it could be a puppet show, a gardening activity, Civil War soldier recruitment, or some other fun, engaging program!
Did You Know?
Thomas Jefferson visited Harpers Ferry in 1783 and wrote "The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature."