Step Back in Time
A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. Spend a day or a weekend. We have something for everyone, so come and discover Harpers Ferry!
If you can't visit in person, visit virtually! Check out our many photos, audio, and video presentations.Read More
Schedule of Events
Join in a variety of tours and living history presentations that bring the past to life. See our calendar here.Read More
Civil War 150th Commemoration
Harpers Ferry played a vital role in the prelude to freedom.Read More
Our archeology program helps us make sense of the past. Read more about archeology at Harpers Ferry.Read More
Harpers Ferry Historical Association
Looking for information on the history of the area, the Civil War, African American history, John Brown or books for the kids? We have it all!Read More
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Did You Know?
Robert Harper operated a ferry across the Potomac River in 1747. His heirs, the Wagers, maintained the operation until 1824 when a bridge was built across the Potomac.