• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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  • 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 6:45 p.m. More »

  • Murphy Farm Closure Sept 2-4, 2014

    The Murphy Farm will be closed to public access Sept. 2-4, 2014 to allow application of fertilizer to the hayfields. For further information please click on the "More" link or contact the park’s Resource Management Specialist at 304-535-6038. More »

Harpers Ferry: An American Classroom

Mountains, rivers, and human endeavors created over 200 years of significant American stories. Pioneers, inventors, soldiers and civil rights leaders struggled here to change the face of America. This restored 19th century industrial village and its surrounding natural setting offer field classroom opportunities for students and youth to enter history and science in a unique and personal way.

A ranger in period clothing teaches students about Civil War artillery.