• 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

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Guided Tours

Ranger Guided Tours

Join a Park Ranger at 2:00p.m. Monday through Friday and as staff permits on Saturdays and Sundays to learn about Harpers Ferry's amazing history. Please check at the park's Visitor Center or Lower Town Information Center for details on each day's programs.

Check out the yearly Event Schedule pdf document for additional program and tour options.


New in 2014

Historical walking tours about John Brown will be offered in Charles Town, WV. For more information regarding these ranger-guided Charles Town & John Brown: The Rest of the Story... programs, please visit this site.

In partnership with our cooperating association, the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, a new program "Travel Back in Time: A Horse and Wagon Guided Tour of Harpers Ferry" will be available most weekends throughout the summer. For more details about the program as well as information about reservations and payment, please visit this site.


New in 2013

New in 2013, the park's partner cooperating association started the Harpers Ferry Certified Park Guide program. To learn more about hiring a Harpers Ferry Park Guide, please visit this site.

Did You Know?

Today the John Brown Fort is across the street from its original location.

John Brown's Fort has been moved 4 times: in 1891 to Chicago to the World's Columbian Exposition, in 1895 to the Murphy Farm near Harpers Ferry, in 1909 to Storer College Campus and in 1968 to its present location.