• 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

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?

Robert Harper was granted an exclusive ferry concession in 1861.

Robert Harper operated a ferry across the Potomac River in 1747. His heirs, the Wagers, maintained the operation until 1824 when a bridge was built across the Potomac.