From the rolling mountains of the Blue Ridge surrounding the historic town to the rushing waters of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers bordering it, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has many natural resources to enjoy, along with its rich cultural resources.
Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project
During the summer of 2001 the Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project began at the park. Since that time, 12 peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) chicks have been released on MarylandHeights. As of 1999, this species was removed from the federal endangered species list after making a comeback in the coastal areas of the East. Now efforts are being made to restore this incredible raptor to its historic nesting sites in the Appalachian mountains. Learn about the peregrine falcons at Harpers Ferry and the 2019 temporary closure which gives the falcons space to breed and nest.
Last updated: March 25, 2019