• 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 »

Guided Tours

Ranger Guided Tours

Join a Park Ranger every day at 2:00p.m. 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 2014 Summer Tour Schedule (runs from May 31 to August 17) and the yearly Event Schedule pdf documents 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?

Did You Know?

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