• 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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  • 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 »

  • Murphy Farm Closure Sept 2-4, 2014

    The Murphy Farm will be closed to public access Sept. 2-4, 2014 to allow application of fertilizer to the hayfields. For further information please click on the "More" link or contact the park’s Resource Management Specialist at 304-535-6038. 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?

Did You Know?

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