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?
Thomas Jefferson visited Harpers Ferry in 1783 and wrote "The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature."