• 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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  • 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 June 30th, 2014.

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Mountains

The park is located in the Blue RidgeMountain section of the extensive Appalachian Mountain Range that extends from Quebec south to Alabama. The mountains we see today rose 360 million years ago when the continent of Africa collided with the continent of North America. This collision caused the Appalachian Mountains to rise taller than the Rocky Mountains are today. Worn down by rock, wind, rain, and ice, only the roots of these once great mountains remain. The beauty of these gently rolling mountains provides much enjoyment not only for the avid hiker and nature-goer, but also for those who simply wish to admire the blueish-green landscape of the Blue Ridge from afar.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating Harpers Ferry National Monument on June 29, 1944.