• 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 »

Election of 1860 - student vodcasts

In 2010, forty-seven students at Harpers Ferry Middle School continued a new tradition of making video podcasts (or vodcasts) for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In this series of videos, the students tell the story of the Election of 1860.

The Election of 1860: The Candidates

The Election of 1860: The Nation and the Issues

Election Day!

Harpers Ferry, 1860

Lincoln Lately

Did You Know?

Intake arches channeled water to power industry on Virginius Island.

Virginius Island was a thriving 19th-century industrial town along the Shenandoah River. By 1859, there were about three dozen buildings there.