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 »
Murphy Farm Closure Sept 2-4, 2014
The Murphy Farm will be closed to public access Sept. 2-4, 2014 to allow application of fertilizer to the hayfields. For further information please click on the "More" link or contact the park’s Resource Management Specialist at 304-535-6038. More »
Development Threatens Park Experience
National Park Service
On March 13, 2007 The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) named Harpers Ferry National Historical Park among its list of America’s Most Endangered Battlefields. Developers are proposing to build 2,000,000 square feet of office space and other buildings on private land known as Old Standard in the core of historic properties the park protects.
Harpers Ferry Park Superintendent said, “It is sad to know that Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is on America’s Most Endangered Battlefields list; however the endangered listing will help focus attention on whatever can be done to preserve the integrity of the park.”
If you wish to comment to the park on this issue, please e-mail here or send a letter to: Superintendent, Harpers Ferry NHP, P.O. Box 65, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
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.