• 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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Visitor Services Volunteer

Interns and volunteers staff the Information desk.

Intern Jessica Lancia assists volunteer Chris Suitor in the Information Center

National Park Service

Volunteers in Visitor Services are in constant contact with the visiting public, working on the front-line, answering questions related to the national significance of the park and providing information on the local area. Visitor Services volunteers also work outside roving along the sidewalks and trails, keeping a watchful eye on the park resources, meeting visitors informally and helping the visitors have an enjoyable park experience.

Park Guide Volunteer

Park Guides help the visiting public both begin and enhance their National Park experience.

Trail Guide Volunteer

Trail Guides hike park trails to provide information, orientation and interpretation to visitors, and to monitor trail conditions.

Visitor Services Bus Volunteer

Bus Volunteers will ride park shuttle buses, meeting and greeting park visitors as the visitors take a journey through the history and landscape associated with Harpers Ferry.

Phone: 304-535-6282
E-mail: e-mail us

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.