• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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Karen Anderson


Intern Karen Anderson talks to students about 19th century Harpers Ferry.

An NPS Photo

The education department really makes a difference. They reach out to the public providing learning opportunities, and keeping both children and adults safe while visiting the park. Each program has active components; visitors go away with new visions and a better understanding of history. Consequently, I know more about John Brown and the Civil War than I ever anticipated. The education department will keep you on your toes.

Did You Know?

Photo of the National League of Colored Women at the John Brown Fort.

On July 14, 1896, during their first National Convention, the National League of Colored Women visited the John Brown Fort. They were the first group known to make such a pilgrimage to this site.