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
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.
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.