• 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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    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 »

Self Guided

Self-Guided Programs are available throughout the year.


We strive to have a ranger available to meet each self-guided group and provide a brief orientation upon arrival to the park.
Please click on our Education Reservations page to learn more about scheduling a visit!

Below, you will find trail maps and activities that you may want to utilize during your visit.

 
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A school group returns to lower town after a hike to Jefferson Rock.

An NPS Photo

Self-Guided Hikes and History Searches

LOWER TOWN:
See our Lower Town Map & Guide for more information about this area.

MARYLAND HEIGHTS:
See our Maryland Heights Map & Guide for more information about this area.

VIRGINIUS ISLAND:
See our Virginius Island Map & Guide for more information about this area.

HARPERS FERRY HISTORY SEARCH:
Retrieve our Scavenger Hunt. This short discovery program leads students on a historic observation hunt through the park.

Retrieve our Harpers Ferry History Search Grades K-2. Have your students fill in the answers as they learn about the unique stories of Harpers Ferry.

Retrieve our Harpers Ferry History Search Grades 3-5 (1 MB). Have your students fill in the answers as they learn about the unique stories of Harpers Ferry.

Retrieve our Harpers Ferry History Search Grades 6-12
(1.13MB). Have your students fill in the answers as they learn about the unique stories of Harpers Ferry.

Please note these are PDF files so you may need to download a free Acrobat Reader.

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.