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
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 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.