• Interior of the John Brown Fort

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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  • Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research

    Due to the park archives and research room/library space move, new public research requests will not be filled until at least May 30th, 2014.

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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 5:45 p.m. More »

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?

Troops pose for a photo at Harpers Ferry.

Harpers Ferry changed hands 8 times during the Civil War. These Union troops posed for a picture on Camp Hill in Harpers Ferry in October, 1862.