• 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 »

Volunteer Event: Museum Service Day

A Museum Management Program Intern working in the Ready Made Clothing exhibit.
A Museum Management Program Intern working in the Ready Made Clothing Store exhibit.
NPS Photo/Hammer
Our Museum Service Day volunteer event allows behind the scenes access to a National Park Service museum. Spend one day with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park museum staff to learn how we manage artifacts and exhibits. Help us care for our public museum collection during this one-of-a-kind experience!
Check out our short recruitment video: Museum Service Day

The next Museum Service Day will be in October, 2014.
To sign up for this event, please e-mail us and include your Name, School (if a student), e-mail address, and cell phone number or other phone contact. Selected Volunteers will be notified by e-mail, and asked to complete the forms below.
Event contact: Holden Mills, phone 304-535-4046


Did You Know?

Robert Harper was granted an exclusive ferry concession in 1861.

Robert Harper operated a ferry across the Potomac River in 1747. His heirs, the Wagers, maintained the operation until 1824 when a bridge was built across the Potomac.