• 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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  • Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research

    Due to the park archives and research room/library space move, new public research requests will not be filled until at least June 30th, 2014.

  • Change in Park Hours

    The park is currently open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 6:45 p.m. More »

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)

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

Did You Know?

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.