• 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 »

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

We are currently writing new lessons for teachers to use in the classroom - stay tuned for those additions in the "Browse" section of the Curriculum Materials page. For right now, we still offer a link to the War for Freedom curriculum and also powerpoint customized NPS and Harpers Ferry "Jeopardy" powerpoints for download.

Field Trips

The preserved cultural and natural resources of the Harpers Ferry landscape provide opportunities to engage students in dynamic American stories, from 18th century pioneering to 20th century civil rights. These authentic stories / places coupled with hands-on activities create wonder, a powerful motivator in learning. We invite educators to make plans to visit and make this place their classroom.