• Interior of the John Brown Fort

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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  • Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research

    Due to the park archives and research room/library space move, new public research requests will not be filled until at least May 30th, 2014.

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    The park is currently open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 5:45 p.m. More »

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.

Click to view the vodcasts below. Please note that the file format is .mov.

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

The vodcasts are also available on YouTube.

Did You Know?

Photo of the National League of Colored Women at the John Brown Fort.

On July 14, 1896, during their first National Convention, the National League of Colored Women visited the John Brown Fort. They were the first group known to make such a pilgrimage to this site.