Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research
Due to preservation and maintenance work scheduled for the park archives and research room/library space, new public research requests will not be filled from June 1st to at least January 30th, 2014.
Change in Park Hours
Beginning November 1, the park will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 5:15 p.m.
Location: Meet at Cavalier Heights Visitor Center
Time: 8:00 AMFee Information: No entrance fee for registered volunteersContact Name: Steve LoweContact Email:e-mail usContact Phone Number: 304-535-6260
Park Day 2013 is scheduled for April 6. Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small.
Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail buildings. This annual event sponsored by the Civil War Trust and History™ is an excellent opportunity to bring Civil War enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation's Civil War heritage not only preserved, but pristine.
Specific information for the Harpers Ferry NHP Park Day 2013
Planned Activities: Work will take place on the Park's battlefields and will consist of mulching trails, filling pot holes on trails, removing wire fence, removing light vegetation, and cleaning waysides.
Bring tools?: Tools, gloves, and water will be provided by the Park. Volunteers must wear sturdy boots, long pants, and dress appropriately.
Food provided: No
Please contact the Park's Landscape Architect, Steve Lowe, for more information and to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.