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 »
Murphy Farm Closure Sept 2-4, 2014
The Murphy Farm will be closed to public access Sept. 2-4, 2014 to allow application of fertilizer to the hayfields. For further information please click on the "More" link or contact the park’s Resource Management Specialist at 304-535-6038. 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?
Harpers Ferry changed hands 8 times during the Civil War. These Union troops posed for a picture on Camp Hill in Harpers Ferry in October, 1862.