• 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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  • 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 June 30th, 2014.

  • 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 »

Harpers Ferry NHP Blogs

Welcome to the hub for the Harpers Ferry NHP blogs!

  • New Technology & Social Media - In this blog, the web manager/social media specialist and interns in the web/social media department at Harpers Ferry NHP will post about how the park is piloting and utilizing new media and technology. We hope you will give us feedback and suggestions as we explore what the 21st century has to offer a historical park!

  • Volunteer Program - Follow our Volunteers' adventures & experiences during their time at Harpers Ferry! Explore different areas of the park, learn about a variety of NPS disciplines, see the sights and keep up with what's happening in your park! Volunteer today to join in the fun and become a park steward through volunteerism.

  • Natural Resources Program - This blog will feature articles written by and information shared by the natural resources staff, interns, and volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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."