• 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 »

Bookshop Volunteers

The bookshop offers a variety of books for all ages and interests.

The bookshop offers a variety of books for all ages and interests.

National Park Service


The Harpers Ferry Historical Association is a not-for-profit organization that supports education and interpretive programs in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and publishes educational material. This organization raises funds through the operation of the Park Bookshop, memberships, grants and donations. Volunteers for the Historical Association are also National Park Service volunteers providing information and orientation to park visitors.

Sales Assistant

Primary activities include assisting with sales and visitor service in the Bookshop, at the Visitor Center, or at tent and off-site sales.

Phone: 304-535-6881
E-mail: e-mail us

Did You Know?

Today the John Brown Fort is across the street from its original location.

John Brown's Fort has been moved 4 times: in 1891 to Chicago to the World's Columbian Exposition, in 1895 to the Murphy Farm near Harpers Ferry, in 1909 to Storer College Campus and in 1968 to its present location.