• 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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    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?

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.