Learn About the Park

Welcome to the "Learn About the Park" section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park website. This page contains brief information about and links to other useful pages on the website. If you do not find what you need on this page, please check the Plan Your Visit and Get Involved sections of the site. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the park at 304-535-6029 or email us.

John Brown's Fort, a rectangular brick building, in winter.

Check out the park's news releases and get contact information for the park's public affairs specialist.

silhouette of a man taking a photograph; backdrop is trees, sky at sunset, and the river below
Photos & Multimedia

Photos, videos, and other multimedia created by park rangers and volunteers.

1860s black and white photo of Harper Ferry showing the mountains, gap, former armory grounds, etc.
History & Culture

Learn about the people, places, and stories that shaped the history of Harpers Ferry.

wood ducks sit on a log in a canal filled with water which is topped by bright green duckweed

Learn about the plants, animals, and ecosystems of Harpers Ferry.

kids with hands raised next to a ranger, a volunteer dressed as a Civil War soldier, and a cannon

Information for educators regarding field trip reservations and lesson plans.

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

Information about activities available for kids.

aerial view of Lower Town and the confluence of the two rivers

Information about management of the park, including laws and policies, park planning, and the research permit process.

photo of a few Harpers Ferry and West Virginia specific products sold by the bookshop

Learn how the Harpers Ferry Park Association bookshop benefits the park.

A woman stands in a shallow stream taking water measurements and recording data.
Science & Research

Learn how research supports park conservation efforts and how we understand our history.

A large sign beside a winding rural road reads Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Laws & Policies

Information about laws and policies at Harpers Ferry.

Last updated: April 27, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


304 535-6029

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