• Interior of the John Brown Fort

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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  • Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research

    Due to the park archives and research room/library space move, new public research requests will not be filled until at least May 30th, 2014.

  • Change in Park Hours

    The park is currently open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 5:45 p.m. More »

Field Trips

Harpers Ferry has a variety of on-site learning opportunities for students. Whether you are looking for a self-guided experience or would like to request an Education Ranger to engage your students in an immersive, experiential lesson, we hope this site helps you find what you need for your field trip planning.

Make a Reservation - this page provides documents to assist you with reserving your date and time for visiting the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. We ask that all education groups, whether you are planning for a self-guided experience or are requesting a ranger-led lesson, make a reservation. This allows us to better serve you and your students!

By-Request Ranger-Led Education Programs - this page provides details about the on-site programming we offer for education groups. To request one of these programs, please submit a reservation form.

Self-Guided Activities - this page provides details about hiking options as well as documents such as history searches and scavenger hunts to utilize while visiting the park with your students.

Education & Fees FAQs - this page answers frequently asked questions we receive about education groups, reservations, and the park entrance fees.

Did You Know?

Intake arches channeled water to power industry on Virginius Island.

Virginius Island was a thriving 19th-century industrial town along the Shenandoah River. By 1859, there were about three dozen buildings there.