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 »
Curatorial Services Internships
National Park Service
Museum Collection Intern (Museum Technician)
(January-April) 12 week internships, flexible start and end dates. Park housing may be available.
Student intern will have the opportunity to work with a major National Park Service museum collection. The collection consists largely of archeological material, archives (historical and corporate), and objects on exhibit in our museum (historic structures). The intern will have the opportunity to complete a self-directed project and also work within the daily operations of the curatorial office following guidance provided by the "National Park Service Museum Handbook," and staff.
This internship is an opportunity to work with a collection of the National Park Service, and live in a historic town with much scenic wonder. Washington, D. C. and other metropolitan areas are nearby.
Contact for more information: Phone: 304 535-6497; Fax: 304 535-6190; Email: e-mail us; Mail: Harpers Ferry NHP, Attn: Museum Services, P.O. Box 65, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Submit no more than a three page application including background, course work, and one professional reference from a previous position. You may submit these materials digitally, in *.pdf format, using the e-mail link above or via mail at the above address.
Did You Know?
Virginius Island was a thriving 19th-century industrial town along the Shenandoah River. By 1859, there were about three dozen buildings there.