• 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 June 30th, 2014.

  • Change in Park Hours

    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 »

Archivist Volunteer

Archival experience is required for this position. Minimum time commitment is four hours per day, one day per week. Maximum time commitment is eight hours per day, two days per week.

Volunteers will work independently and in conjunction with a professional National Park Service curatorial staff on specific projects. The Curatorial Program at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park oversees a remarkable, museum collection of documents, maps, photographs, and images. This museum collection is accredited by the American Museum Association.

Phone: 304-535-6163
E-mail: e-mail us

Did You Know?

Raider Lewis Leary

Did you know that American poet Langston Hughes' grandmother was married to Lewis Leary,one of John Brown's raiders?