• 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

Directions

Physical Address & GPS Coordinates

The physical address of the Park Visitor Center is 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

GPS coordinates are: N39 19.007 - W77 45.381
GPS Alternatives: 171 Shoreline Drive (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park) or try intersection of Shoreline Drive and Campground Road.

 

By Car

Non-rush hour driving time to Harpers Ferry from Reagan National Airport and BWI Airport is about 1 hour 30 minutes. Driving time from Dulles International Airport is about 50 minutes.

 

From Northern Virginia

  • From Interstate 495 West take the left exit (EXIT 45) and merge onto VA-267 West, the Dulles Toll Road (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes) / Dulles Greenway toward Leesburg (Portions toll).
  • Follow to Exit 1, VA-7 W on the left toward Leesburg/Warrenton.
  • Take the VA-9 exit toward Hillsboro / Charles Town, WV merging to the right onto Charles Town Pike / VA-9.
  • After approximately 10 miles on VA-9 you will come to a light where you will bear right onto VA-671 N / Harpers Ferry Road. Follow this road until it ends at the lighted intersection of US 340 / Jefferson Pike.
  • Turn left onto 340. Follow US-340 N to the four way intersection in Harpers Ferry (approximately 2.5 miles), staying in the left lane.
  • Turn left at the light (you will see a large sign for the Park) and continue through to the entrance station.
 

From Baltimore-Washington Intl. (BWI) Airport

  • Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) west toward Catonsville/Towson
  • Exit onto I-70 west toward Frederick, Maryland
  • Continue west on I-70 past Frederick for about 1 mile
  • Take Exit #52 onto U.S. Route 340 (Charles Town and Leesburg exit)
  • Continue south/west on U.S. Route 340 to Harpers Ferry (22 miles)
  • Cross the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers
  • After crossing second bridge (Shenandoah River) proceed to stoplight at top of hill. Turn left into the main entrance of the park.
 

From Reagan (Washington) National Airport

  • Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I-495 (Beltway)
  • Go north into Maryland on I-495
  • Exit onto I-270 (from left lane of I-495) toward Frederick, Maryland
  • Continue on I-270 to Frederick
  • Continue west on I-70 at Frederick for about 1 mile
  • Take Exit #52 onto U.S. Route 340 (Charles Town and Leesburg exit)
  • Continue south/west on U.S. Route 340 to Harpers Ferry (22 miles)
  • Cross the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers
  • After crossing second bridge (Shenandoah River) proceed to stoplight at top of hill. Turn left into the main entrance of the park.
 

From Dulles International Airport

  • Take Route 267 West (toll road) to Leesburg, Virginia
  • At the end of Route 267, bear left and continue on Bypass Route 7 West around Leesburg
  • Exit onto Route 9 West about 3 miles west of Leesburg
  • Follow Route 9 through Hillsboro
  • Turn right onto Route 671 (just after you pass a large pond on your left)
  • Follow Route 671 North for about 8 miles
  • Turn left on U.S. Route 340
  • Cross Shenandoah River bridge, proceed to stoplight at top of hill. Turn left into the main entrance of the park.
 

By Train


MARC Commuter Rail
MARC commuter trains operate Monday through Friday between Union Station in Washington, D.C., and Martinsburg, W.Va. on the MARC Brunswick Line. For additional information about MARC train schedules and ticket reservations, call 1-866-RIDE-MTA (1-866-743-3682) or visit the MARC Website.


Amtrak
Amtrak's "Capitol Limited" between Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Illinois, stops in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., seven days a week. Reservations are required. Call Amtrak toll free at 1-800-872-7245 or visit the AMTRAK Website »

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