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 Information Center at 304-535-6029 or email us.
ranger interviewed by newswoman; man focuses a TV camera on them; backdrop is John Brown's Fort


Check out the park's news releases

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 of 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 of 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, partnerships, and park planning

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

Last updated: May 15, 2018

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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