• 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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  • 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 June 30th, 2014.

  • 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 »

Schedule Of Events

2014 Schedule of Events

Here is a pdf of our 2014 Schedule of Events and the 2014 Summer Tour Schedule, for download or to print.

For more detailed information, please search the calendar widget below.


Park Special Events are made possible through the generous support of the Harpers Ferry Historical Association. Visit their website here www.harpersferryhistory.org

 

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Events Upcoming for July

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  • “Slavery, the Abolitionist Movement and Reflections of Jefferson”

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    An insightful dramatic presentation on the issue of slavery featuring Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson. More

  • Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Join the members of the park’s artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. More

  • Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Join the members of the park’s artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. More

  • "I Will Follow Then to the Death: Sheridan's Soldiers 1864"

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    This program presents Harpers Ferry as the staging area for Union General Philip Sheridan’s Shenandoah Campaign during the summer of 1864. More

  • "I Will Follow Then to the Death: Sheridan's Soldiers 1864"

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    This program presents Harpers Ferry as the staging area for Union General Philip Sheridan’s Shenandoah Campaign during the summer of 1864. More

  • "Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort"

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Living history volunteers of the 3rd US and 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry will portray the medical and relief efforts that provided aid and comfort to the thousands of soldiers fighting during the American Civil War. More

  • "Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort"

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Living history volunteers of the 3rd US and 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry will portray the medical and relief efforts that provided aid and comfort to the thousands of soldiers fighting during the American Civil War. More

 

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Did You Know?

Robert Harper was granted an exclusive ferry concession in 1861.

Robert Harper operated a ferry across the Potomac River in 1747. His heirs, the Wagers, maintained the operation until 1824 when a bridge was built across the Potomac.