• 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

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Wildflowers

When wildflowers are in bloom, nothing could be more beautiful than the scenery found at the park. With such colorful species as woodland sunflowers (Helianthus strumosus), bird-foot violets (Viola pedata), and Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), visitors cannot help but be overwhelmed by the natural beauty surrounding them in the forest. Along the banks of the Potomac and ShenandoahRivers, a different group of wildflowers can be enjoyed, including monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens), wide-leaved joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), and the New England aster (Aster novae-angliae). Whether a botanist, nature-lover, or historian, no one can deny the beauty of Harpers Ferry's wildflowers.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry. A short walk along the trail from the lower town to the C&O Canal will take you from West Virginia to Maryland in just a few minutes.