April 14, 2015
Hike Harpers Ferry!
In conjunction with the "Find Your Park" campaign, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has introduced a new program, "Hike Harpers Ferry," to encourage park visitors to explore the heritage and dramatic landscapes of the park.
April 08, 2015
Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection
A pair of Peregrine falcons is attempting to nest on the cliff face of Maryland Heights in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Park and US Fish and Wildlife staff have observed the falcons building what appears to be a nest on the cliff face to the left of the old Mennen’s sign.
To protect the nesting birds from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, areas in and around the cliff face of Maryland Heights will be closed effective April 10.
April 08, 2015
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to kick off National Park Week with “A Day in the Park”
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to the “A Day in the Park” event on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. This event will occur on the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Day and will give kids of all ages the opportunity to have fun while learning about how the National Park Service operates. This is an entrance fee free event, and it will kick off National Park Week at Harpers Ferry.
April 06, 2015
President Lincoln is Assassinated!: The Harpers Ferry Reaction
President Lincoln was assassinated on April 15,
1865. Learn how the Provost Marshal reacted to the situation and how they supported the newly formed Freedman’s Bureau.
April 06, 2015
Refereeing Rights: The Freedman's Bureau, 1865
After the Civil War ended, reconstruction of the south began. Learn of issues faced by the Provost Marshal as they supported the activities of the Freedman's Bureau.
April 06, 2015
Washington D.C. Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
WASHINGTON – National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.
March 30, 2015
The End of John Brown's Civil War: Appomattox Court House April 9, 2015
At 3:15pm on April 9, 2015, we invite visitors to join Harpers Ferry National Historical Park rangers and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at Harpers Ferry to mark the symbolic end of the Civil War. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will commemorate the Appomattox surrender moment by participating in a nationwide "ringing of bells across the land."
February 09, 2015
National Park Service Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks
WASHINGTON—The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input in developing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. A joint plan is being developed because both parks face similar issues caused by high densities of deer. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015.
November 18, 2014
Captain Flagg’s U.S. Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace 1864
Harpers Ferry Park invites the public to join a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg’ s 1864 US Quartermaster city. Everything that General Philip Sheridan’s Army would need to fight in the Shenandoah Valley, was stored and moved out of the town’s former US Armory site. It is through this 1864 Yuletide event, that the park continues to reflect on what the Civil War will determine
October 29, 2014
Murphy Farm Fire
Around 8 pm (EST) October 28, 2014, Jefferson Co. WV Communication Center dispatched local responders to the area of 123 Murphy Road, Harpers Ferry, WV, to investigate reports of heavy smoke in the area of Murphy Farm Overlook located within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
September 18, 2014
Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Civil War 150th Anniversary event, Thunder in the
Valley: Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on September 27 and 28,
2014. This event highlights Harpers Ferry's role as home base for Union General Philip Sheridan's
1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
August 13, 2014
The Harpers Ferry Armory and the War of 1812
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend The Harpers Ferry Armory and the
War of 1812, a Bicentennial Commemorative event, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. This special event
marks the 200th anniversary of Jefferson County's Captain George W. Humphrey's company of
volunteers being mustered into service.
August 08, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a special resource study and
boundary study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield in West Virginia and Maryland, located near
the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. As part of the study, the NPS will hold a Public
Meeting to explain the study process, findings, and to gather public comment about the
August 05, 2014
Remembering the Niagara Movement: A Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort
On Sunday, August 17th at 8:00 a.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public
to retrace the 1906 footsteps of the men and women of the Niagara Movement during a
commemorative ranger guided walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort. The ceremony will
include music, historic readings, and a memorial roll call of the members of the Niagara
July 25, 2014
Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event Through Three National Parks
Saturday September 27, 2014, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association will host Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event through 3 National Parks, Harpers Ferry, Antietam Battlefield, and the C&O Canal. This event will feature public history stops and
interactive media along the way.
June 16, 2014
Invasion Stalled - Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Civil War 150th Anniversary commemorative event, Invasion Stalled:
Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington on July 4, 5, and 6, 2014. This event highlights the engaging role of Harpers
Ferry in delaying Confederate General Jubal Early's 1864 march on Washington and the run up to the Battle of Monocacy.