Community Service Projects
Service groups include; youth groups, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, colleges, universities, professional, business and special interest groups. Some of the potential projects include mulching trails, painting, restoring historic battlefields, picking up litter and weeding gardens.
Alternative Spring Break Trips
Each year the park receives requests from various colleges to see if some of their students might be able to spend their spring breaks at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park! These alternative spring break programs are gaining momentum across the country. Harpers Ferry NHP has hosted students from Boston University, Canisius College, and Northeastern University. If interested in participating, please contact Samantha Zurbuch, park Volunteer Program Coordinator (contact info below).
Forms & ApplicationsWe have service projects for almost every age group and skill level. All we ask, please contact us at least one month in advance so we can plan ahead for your visit!
Did You Know?
Robert Harper operated a ferry across the Potomac River in 1747. His heirs, the Wagers, maintained the operation until 1824 when a bridge was built across the Potomac.