• 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

Things To Know Before You Come

Bicycling Information

Picnicking Information:
Picnicking is allowed in the designated picnicking area adjacent to the Cavalier Heights Visitor Center parking facility. This area is open on a first-come, first serve basis. Please note open fires, grills and alcohol are not permitted anywhere in the park.

Camping and Picnicking Sites

Places to Eat and Stay:
For information about places to eat or stay in the area we suggest you contact the following:

Harpers Ferry Foundation

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

West Virginia Tourism Jefferson County

Did You Know?

The present day view from Jefferson Rock is still breathtaking.

Thomas Jefferson visited Harpers Ferry in 1783 and wrote "The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature."