Discover Your Harpers Ferry

Find yourself at the confluence of history and nature. Experience a flash point that ignited the Civil War. Find your story in the struggle for freedom, education, and civil rights. Explore the rolling Blue Ridge mountains and rushing waters of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.

Lower Town in the fall. Brick buildings, trees with changing leaves, train emerging from rocky hill.

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Harpers Ferry

Check out our top 10 insider tips to #PlanLikeAParkRanger.

aerial view Lower Town, the mountains, and rivers

Current Conditions

Before you visit, check out out the current status of park facilities and services.

Entrance passes laying on top of pass brochure.

Fees and Passes

Pay your entrance fee at the Visitor Center entrance booth, or buy passes online.

a peregrine falcon perches on a rock ledge with her wings raised

Peregrine Falcons at Harpers Ferry

Learn about the peregrine falcons at Harpers Ferry and the temporary closure which gives the falcons space to breed and nest.

road lined with trees starting to turn fall colors; entrance sign to the right states the park name

Directions & Transportation

Visit us at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425! Follow the link for GPS coordinates, directions from airports, and other options.

A young African American woman in 1930s garb stands near a monument; visitors listen to her talk


Information about the numerous ranger tours, special events, presentations, and much more hosted in the park throughout the year

Shenandoah Street and its historic buildings Lower Town; empty of cars and people, in the fall


Find more information about specific facilities, programs, and services that may help you better plan your visit.

Colorful leaves on the trees along a trail

Hike Harpers Ferry!

Hike one of the park's trails to enjoy history and nature while in the outdoors! Trail difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous.

park ranger and young boy high five in front of the park visitor center

Kids & Youth

Information about activities available for kids

at Antietam; worm-fence-lined path known as Bloody Lane; showing a statue and the observation tower

Nearby Attractions

Several other national park sites and heritage areas are in close proximity to Harpers Ferry. Follow the link to learn more about them.

Last updated: September 21, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry , WV 25425


304 535-6029

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