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 »
Visitor Services Volunteer
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.
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.