• 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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  • 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 »

  • Murphy Farm Closure Sept 2-4, 2014

    The Murphy Farm will be closed to public access Sept. 2-4, 2014 to allow application of fertilizer to the hayfields. For further information please click on the "More" link or contact the park’s Resource Management Specialist at 304-535-6038. 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?

Redman, pictured here, conducts his orchestra.  Photo courtesy of Todd Bolton.

Don Redman, "the little giant of Jazz," graduated from Storer College in 1920. Until his death in 1964, Redman continued to have a profound influence on the evolution, direction and development of this uniquely American art form.