Things To Do
For more information on Things to Do at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, please see the descriptions and links below. As always, if you have any questions please contact the Visitor Center at 304-535-6298 or email us.
Our living history and historic trades rangers, in partnership with the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, offer workshops throughout the year which focus upon 19th century trades and skills. Workshops may include cooking, blacksmithing, tin-making, or gardening. To learn more about the workshops' topics, registration, and prices, please see the Living History Workshops page.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park hosts numerous special events throughout the year including living history artillery demonstrations, presidential visits from Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, Civil War commemorative events, and much more. Check out the calendar and this year's downloadable events document at our Schedule of Events page.
Did you know the park has over 20 miles of hiking trails? The trails vary from easy, riverside strolls to four-mile hikes across Civil War battlefields to eight-mile adventures on the tops of mountains. To learn more about the park's various trails and to download trail maps, please visit the Hikes page on our website.
Did You Know?
On July 14, 1896, during their first National Convention, the National League of Colored Women visited the John Brown Fort. They were the first group known to make such a pilgrimage to this site.