• 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

Living History Volunteers

Cavalry volunteers prepare for a program on Bolivar Heights.

Cavalry volunteers prepare for a program on Bolivar Heights.

National Park Service

Living History Volunteers help immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the past, and the circumstances that created Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's nationally significant themes. National Parks preserve America's collective memory. Living History Volunteers allow visitors to access these memories and bring them to life.

Volunteers provide information, orientation and interpretation to thousands of park visitors relaying the national significance of the Harpers Ferry area. Duties include conducting historic research, planning and delivering public history talks and tours while in costume.

Living History Guidelines (PDF)

Contact:
Phone: 304-535-6063
E-mail: e-mail us

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.