• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

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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?

Troops pose for a photo at Harpers Ferry.

Harpers Ferry changed hands 8 times during the Civil War. These Union troops posed for a picture on Camp Hill in Harpers Ferry in October, 1862.