• Interior of the John Brown Fort

    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 May 30th, 2014.

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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?

Did You Know?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating Harpers Ferry National Monument on June 29, 1944.