Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research
Due to preservation and maintenance work scheduled for the park archives and research room/library space, new public research requests will not be filled from June 1st to at least January 30th, 2014.
Change in Park Hours
Beginning November 1, the park will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 5:15 p.m. More »
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?
The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry. A short walk along the trail from the lower town to the C&O Canal will take you from West Virginia to Maryland in just a few minutes.