• 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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War Comes to Harpers Ferry - Student Developed Vodcasts

Between October 2010 and April 2011, 59 students from Harpers Ferry Middle School volunteered over 1500 hours to complete six vodcasts (mini-movies) about the year 1861. This is the third installment in this series of student-developed movies.

Each vodcast, embedded below, is captioned. To view on YouTube, please check out our HafeEducation YouTube Channel.

Harpers Ferry, 1859-1861
The Virginia Secession, 1861
The Burning of the Arsenal
Families of Harpers Ferry, 1861
Lincoln Lately, 1861
Harpers Ferry, 1861 - Dreams of Being There

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

The present day view from Jefferson Rock is still breathtaking.

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."