• 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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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 findings.

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 Movement.

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.

January 10, 2014
Harpers Ferry Park’s Black History Month Features The United States Colored Troops & The Spirit of Freedom
In conjunction with Black History Month, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce its Black History Month program for 2014. Throughout February, a special exhibit, The United States Colored Troops & The Spirit of Freedom, will focus on the African American troops who served in the military during the American Civil War.

 

Did You Know?

Today the John Brown Fort is across the street from its original location.

John Brown's Fort has been moved 4 times: in 1891 to Chicago to the World's Columbian Exposition, in 1895 to the Murphy Farm near Harpers Ferry, in 1909 to Storer College Campus and in 1968 to its present location.