• 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



If you would like to hold a special event or activity in the park, you need to apply for a special use permit. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required at the time of application.

Special Use Permit Form

filming permit

Filming in the Park
To film at Harpers Ferry NHP you need to file a completed application with the park a minimum of two weeks in advance. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required at the time of application. Please note, the more complicated your project is, the longer it will take to process your request. Some projects require months to process.

Applications for Photography/Filming Permits

Long Form

Short Form

Filming Fees
All commercial filming permits and still photography permits are subject to cost recovery and a location fee, neither of which may be waived. The location fee is determined by the type of activity, must be based on the current schedule, and is determined by the number of permitted days and the number of people on park lands associated with the permitted activity. There is no deviation from the schedule. A day of filming is defined as a continuous 24-hour period of filming.

Location Fees: charges per day

Motion Picture/Video
1-2 people, camera and tripod only - $0/day
1-10 people - $150/day
11-30 people - $250/day
31-49 people - $500/day
Over 50 people - $750/day

Commercial/Still Photography
1-10 people - $50/day
11-30 people - $150/day
Over 30 people - $250/day

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