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 »
Maintenance and Landscape Intern
The Maintenance and Landscape Intern will work with the maintenance division of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and will directly assist the park's landscape architect with historic landscape restoration and/or new construction throughout the 3,645 acre park. Work will be performed throughout the park's 20 miles of hiking trails, historic lower town, and battlefields to assess conditions and determine if landscape repairs are needed. Specific tasks would be weeding, pruning vegetation, roto-tilling, planting, trash removal, weed whacking, water-bar installation, measuring, setting sign boards and trail posts, seeding and fertilizing, and assisting with visitor contacts in the field. A strong background in American history and/or appreciation for the American Civil War, John Brown, the history of Civil Rights, and the area's natural history is desired. The intern will be supervised directly by the park landscape architect.
Did You Know?
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.