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September 05, 2016
Not Just a Pile of Rocks: The Preservation of Archeological Resources on Loudoun Heights (Sept. 19, 2016)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation titled “Not Just a Pile of Rocks: The Preservation of Archeological Resources on Loudoun Heights” on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 2:00 PM. This 60 minute program will provide visitors with a brief overview of the domestic, industrial and Civil War history of Loudoun Heights.

September 02, 2016
Lives In Limbo: A Contraband Camp In the Shadow of John Brown’s Fort
On Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th from 11am to 4pm, join Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s living history staff and volunteers as they step back to the tense days when African American contraband stole and defined their own freedom in the shadow of John Brown’s Fort.

August 26, 2016
Bringing in the Harvest, (Sept 10-11, 2016)
On Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2016, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, join nineteenth century historic foodways expert Carol Anderson for an in-depth look at how summer harvest foods were preserved for winter consumption.

August 12, 2016
Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862 (August 2016)
On Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, visitors are invited to witness the power of the artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. The park’s Living History staff will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m., on the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson’s capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.

August 11, 2016
100th Anniversary NPS Founders' Day Naturalization Ceremony
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Naturalization Program on Thursday, August 25, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Town area.

August 04, 2016
The Confluence Festival
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Saturday, August 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring a blanket, a picnic and lounge in the shade on the Shenandoah River shoreline for a day of music and memories. Activities will include seven live musical acts, youth and adult art activities, and a jam tent for performers and visitors alike. Come “Find Your Park” and celebrate the rich musical and storytelling heritage of Harpers Ferry and the greater region.

August 01, 2016
The Enemy Among Us: Williamson's Tavern
On Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2016, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, experience life as it was in the early nineteenth century as the small settlement of Harpers Ferry and the young nation faced a war with the British to defend their newfound freedom.

August 01, 2016
Artifact Sneak Peek at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to take a behind the scenes sneak peek of some of the artifacts in the archeology collection on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. This 60 minute program will highlight a number of the Park’s archeological objects including prehistoric projectile points, Armory firearm components, Civil War militaria, and the domestic objects of everyday life.

July 25, 2016
Archeology and the US Armory Grounds
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation titled “Archeology and the US Armory Grounds” on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 2:00 PM. This 60 minute program will provide visitors with an overview of the archeological excavations that have been conducted by the National Park Service at the site of the Harpers Ferry Armory.

July 15, 2016
Under Fire!: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862 (July 2016)
On Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st, visitors are invited to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. Harpers Ferry NHP's Living History staff will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

July 11, 2016
Not Just a Pile of Rocks: The Preservation of Archeological Resources on Loudoun Heights
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation titled “Not Just a Pile of Rocks: The Preservation of Archeological Resources on Loudoun Heights” on Monday, July 25, 2016, at 2:00 PM. This 60 minute program will provide visitors with a brief overview of the domestic, industrial and Civil War history of Loudoun Heights.

July 08, 2016
“I Will Follow Them To the Death”: Sheridan’s Soldiers 1864
On Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites visitors to step into a Civil War occupied town for “I Will Follow Them To the Death: Sheridan’s Soldiers 1864.”

July 05, 2016
Meet Your Park Archeologist (July 18, 2016)
In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to join a NPS archeologist to learn about the archeology of Harpers Ferry on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.

July 01, 2016
An Evening of Music with the Ambassadors
On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend An Evening of Music with the Ambassadors. This free concert will begin at 6:00 PM on the grounds of Mather Training Center, at the former Storer College campus in Harpers Ferry.

July 01, 2016
Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort (July 16-17, 2016)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend a special living history program, which highlights Civil War medical and relief work of 1864.

June 24, 2016
An Evening with the Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra (CWSO)
On Saturday, July 9, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend An Evening with the Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra. This free concert will begin at 6:00 PM on the grounds of Mather Training Center, at the former Storer College campus in Harpers Ferry.

June 17, 2016
Celebrating the Glorious Fourth: America’s Picnic 1860
On Saturday July 2nd and 3rd, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites visitors to experience Celebrating the Glorious Fourth: America’s Picnic 1860. This special event showcases a Harpers Ferry of the past--an 1860 town on the verge of Civil War.

June 10, 2016
Celebrating the Glorious Fourth: A Tavern Meal
Saturday July 2nd from 1-2pm, join the Living History and Historic Trades Staff for an authentic Tavern Meal mixed with 1860 politics. Registration Fee: $30.00 per person includes period Tavern Menu and 19th century history and mindset of local people that polarized the nation on the eve of the Civil War. This event is limited to 15 participants. Call the Harpers Ferry Historical Association at 304-535-1523 to register. Registration closes June 25, 2016.

June 10, 2016
Fifteenth Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce that the 2016 Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM on the grounds of Mather Training Center. This year’s honorees are alto saxophonist, Charles McPherson, and world renowned drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath.

June 03, 2016
Under Fire!: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862
On Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, visitors are invited to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. Harpers Ferry Park’s Living History staff will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m., on the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson’s capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.

May 23, 2016
United States Mint to Launch Harpers Ferry NHP Quarter on June 8
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, in partnership with the United States Mint, invite the public to the official launch of the 33rd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The launch ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Lower Town, Harpers Ferry along Hamilton Street. Park entrance fees are waived for the day and shuttle buses will begin service from the Visitor Center at 8 a.m.

May 13, 2016
Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers
On Saturday and Sunday, May 29th and 30th from 11am to 4pm, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will present a special program, To Defend and Protect: Arming the American Soldier. This program will highlight Harper Ferry's gun-making industry and the field use of those weapons.

May 13, 2016
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Open New Exhibit
In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park announces the opening of a new exhibit on Saturday, May 28, 2016, entitled “Find Your Park – with Maps: A Cartographic History of Harpers Ferry.”

May 10, 2016
BioBlitz is Coming to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park!
Grab your magnifying glass and explore nature in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, like never before! On May 20-21, national parks across the country, including Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals and more!

May 10, 2016
National Park Service Seeks Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for National Capital Region Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington D.C. region through June 9, 2016. Comments are accepted online or by mail.

May 09, 2016
Meet Your Park Archeologist
In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to join a NPS archeologist to learn about the archeology of Harpers Ferry on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. This 60 minute program will provide a brief insight into the day in the life of a park archeologist working at Harpers Ferry.

May 05, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Garnet Jex Paintings Exhibit
On Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m., Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a ribbon cutting for a new exhibit featuring 17 original Garnet Jex paintings of Harpers Ferry.

April 29, 2016
City Farming: Food in the Backyard, May 14-15, 2016
On Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th from 11-4pm, join Living History staff and volunteers in the park’s lower town to view examples of nineteenth century organic produce and purchase historic heirloom seeds and live plants from the Bookshop to start your very own kitchen garden.

April 25, 2016
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Host Special National Park Service Centennial Hike of Loudoun Heights
In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special hike of Loudoun Heights on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 9:30 AM.

April 19, 2016
BioBlitz is Coming to a National Park Near You - Register Now!
Grab your magnifying glass and Metro card and explore the wilds in and around Washington, D.C., like never before! On May 20-21, parks across Greater Washington will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals and more! The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday with more than 100 BioBlitzes across the country.

April 18, 2016
Botanical Invasion, Natural Resources Walk
On Monday, May 2, 2016 you are invited to join the Natural Resources staff to take a walk on Virginius Island to learn how to identify and record invasive plant species using your smartphone.

April 15, 2016
Feeding the War Machine: Soft Bread for Sheridan’s Army 1864
On Saturday May 7th, 2016, from 11-4pm, visitors are invited to register to attend a 5 hour workshop to learn to make and bake 19th century varieties of bread.

April 14, 2016
The Enemy Among Us: War of 1812
On Saturday and Sunday, April 30 - May 1st, from 11am to 4pm, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites visitors to experience a living history event at the town’s oldest structure, the Harper House when it was a War of 1812 recruitment station.

April 08, 2016
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Host Special National Park Service Centennial Hike with Park Archeologist
In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special hike of the Murphy-Chambers Farm on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 11:00 AM.

April 04, 2016
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to host special National Park Week activities
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to celebrate National Park Week, April 16-24, 2016, by taking part in the many special activities that are being offered during this entrance fee free week. The kick off will be the “A Day in the Park” event on Saturday April 16, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. The event will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy Harpers Ferry while learning about how the National Park Service operates.

March 29, 2016
As American as Apple Pie: Organic Methods to Fight Climate Change, April 9, 2016
Step back in time and make pie the 1860 way! On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will offer a 3-hour baking workshop, where participants will have the chance to bake and enjoy a slice of fresh fruit pie baked the 19th century way.

March 18, 2016
Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Saturday and Sunday March 26th and 27th 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend a Women’s History Month Program, Necessity the Mother of Invention from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March 03, 2016
As American as Apple Pie: Organic Methods to Fight Climate Change
Step back in time and make pie the 1860 way! On Saturday, March 26th, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will offer a 3-hour baking workshop, where participants will have the chance to bake and enjoy a slice of fresh fruit pie baked the 19th century way.

March 01, 2016
Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection 2016
A pair of Peregrine falcons is attempting to nest on the cliff face of Maryland Heights in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Park and US Fish and Wildlife staff have observed the falcons building what appears to be a nest on the cliff face. To protect the nesting birds from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, areas in and around the cliff face of Maryland Heights will be closed effective March 1.

February 08, 2016
Fifteenth Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards Honorees Announced
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce that the 2016 Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards will be presented to legendary alto saxophonist, Charles McPherson, and world renowned drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath.

January 29, 2016
The Buffalo Soldier and the Birth of the National Park Service, Exhibit Opening
Black History Month exhibit opening ceremony with special guest speaker and reception.

January 04, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Harpers Ferry NHP
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites you to volunteer on January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, for a “Day of Service.”

November 16, 2015
Capt. Flagg’s U.S. Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace 1864
On Saturday and Sunday December 5 and 6, 2015, Harpers Ferry Park invites the public to join a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg’s 1864 US Quartermaster city.

October 23, 2015
Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862 (Oct 31-Nov 1)
On Saturday and Sunday, October 31st and November 1st, visitors are invited to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. Living History staff and volunteers of the Baltimore Light Artillery will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

October 16, 2015
Drink Your Apples: Roeder’s Tavern Cider Making, 1860
On Saturday and Sunday October 24th and 25th from 11am to 4pm, park visitors are invited to join the Living History staff and volunteers for “Drink Your Apples: Roeder’s Tavern Cider Making, 1860.” Make cider at Roeder’s White Hall Tavern on Potomac Street. This time- honored tradition produced the most popular 19th century beverages for men, women & children.

October 05, 2015
Screen on the Green: John Brown's Holy War
On the evening of Saturday, October 17, 2015 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a screening of the Emmy® Award Winning PBS film, John Brown’s Holy War. This outdoor event will begin at 7:00pm on The Green in Lower Town.

October 02, 2015
Reacting to the Raid: The US Marines, 1859
On Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th, Harpers Ferry NHP invites the public to attend “Reacting To The Raid: the US Marines, 1859.”

September 29, 2015
Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862
On Saturday and Sunday October 10th and 11th, Harpers Ferry Park's Living History staff and volunteers of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery Battery D will present federal artillery demonstrations on the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson's capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.

September 14, 2015
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to host the “A Day in the Park” event on National Public Lands Day
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to the “A Day in the Park” family event on Saturday September 26, 2015, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event on National Public Lands Day will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy Harpers Ferry while learning about how the National Park Service operates. This is an entrance fee free event.

September 04, 2015
Harpers Ferry Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.

August 25, 2015
Bringing in the Harvest
On Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6, 2015, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, join nineteenth century historic foodways expert Carol Anderson for an in-depth look at how summer harvest foods were preserved for winter consumption.

August 21, 2015
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park wants to give you a present – free admission! The usual entrance fee will be waived for all visitors on August 25. Come to the park and hike to vistas, attend the 2pm ranger program, visit our centennial outreach table, explore museums, and much more!

August 10, 2015
Remembering the Niagara Movement: A Pilgrimage to John Brown's Fort
On Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to retrace the 1906 footsteps of the men and women of the Niagara Movement during a commemorative ranger guided walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort.

July 31, 2015
Beat the Heat: Arctic Soda Fountain Beverages Historic Trades Workshop
On Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2015, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, join confections and historic foodways expert Carol Anderson and the park's living history staff to beat the summer heat by learning to make refreshing Victorian sodas.

July 31, 2015
Free Harpers Ferry Movie Night
Join us for the first-ever movie night in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park!

July 28, 2015
The Enemy Among Us: Defending Harpers Ferry During the War of 1812
On Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9, 2015, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, experience life as it was in the early nineteenth century as the small settlement of Harpers Ferry and the young nation faced a war with the British to defend their newfound freedom.

July 07, 2015
"I Will Follow Them to the Death": Sheridan's Soldiers, 1864
Witness the structure of life in an 1864 Civil War town under martial law at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 2015, from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

July 02, 2015
Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort
On Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, experience the medical aid and relief efforts offered to Civil War soldiers. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park park staff and living history volunteers from the 3rd US., 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry, and the 20th Maine Hospital will demonstrate national, local, civilian, and military efforts that sustained the Union Army.

June 11, 2015
Under Fire!: The Battle of Harpers Ferry, 1862 (June 27-28, 2015)
On Saturday and Sunday, June 27th and 28th, visitors are invited to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. Harpers Ferry Park’s Living History staff will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

June 08, 2015
Fourteenth Annual Don Redman Heritage Awards & Concert
On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host the Fourteenth Annual Don Redman Heritage Awards & Concert. This year’s event will honor and feature master jazz pianist, George Cables and legendary trumpeter, Dr. Eddie Henderson. The two men will be joined by the Howard Burns Quartet.

June 02, 2015
The Industrial Revolution: As American As Apple Pie
Step back in time and make pie the 1860 way! On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will offer a 3-hour baking workshop, where participants will have the chance to bake and enjoy a slice of fresh fruit pie baked in a beehive oven.

May 27, 2015
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: 19th Century Techniques for 21st Century Bakers
Learn to make your daily bread… in a bee hive oven, in this historic trades baking workshop! On Saturday, June 13, 2014, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will offer a two and a half hour workshop giving participants the opportunity to bake and eat leaven rolls or “street corner food,” large soft pretzels, in a large masonry “beehive oven.” A workshop fee of $15.00 for adult participants covers instruction, techniques in beehive oven baking, and bread ingredients. Visit the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park website for information about registering for this workshop. Pre-registration closes on June 6, 2015.

May 13, 2015
Under Fire: Hold the High Ground! (May 30-31, 2015)
Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st, visitors are invited to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. Living History staff and volunteers will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

May 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for 15 National Capital Region Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes. Comments are being accepted through June 10, 2015 and can be submitted online.

May 05, 2015
Defend and Protect: Arming America's Soldiers
On Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd and 24th, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will present a special program, To Defend and Protect: Arming the American Soldier. This program will highlight Harpers Ferry's gun-making industry and the field use of those weapons. Park rangers and volunteers dressed in civilian and military costumes will staff five permanent and temporary exhibit areas. A special tour and historic weapons firing demonstration will be held each day.

April 27, 2015
City Farming: Food in the Backyard
On Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th, experience Victorian everyday life in antebellum Harpers Ferry

April 23, 2015
Under Fire: Hold the High Ground!
On Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26th, visitors are invited to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. Living History staff and volunteers will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m., on the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson’s capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.

April 14, 2015
Hike Harpers Ferry!
In conjunction with the "Find Your Park" campaign, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has introduced a new program, "Hike Harpers Ferry," to encourage park visitors to explore the heritage and dramatic landscapes of the park.

April 08, 2015
Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection
A pair of Peregrine falcons is attempting to nest on the cliff face of Maryland Heights in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Park and US Fish and Wildlife staff have observed the falcons building what appears to be a nest on the cliff face to the left of the old Mennen’s sign. To protect the nesting birds from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, areas in and around the cliff face of Maryland Heights will be closed effective April 10.

April 08, 2015
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to kick off National Park Week with “A Day in the Park”
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to the “A Day in the Park” event on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. This event will occur on the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Day and will give kids of all ages the opportunity to have fun while learning about how the National Park Service operates. This is an entrance fee free event, and it will kick off National Park Week at Harpers Ferry.

April 06, 2015
President Lincoln is Assassinated!: The Harpers Ferry Reaction
President Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865. Learn how the Provost Marshal reacted to the situation and how they supported the newly formed Freedman’s Bureau.

April 06, 2015
Refereeing Rights: The Freedman's Bureau, 1865
After the Civil War ended, reconstruction of the south began. Learn of issues faced by the Provost Marshal as they supported the activities of the Freedman's Bureau.

April 06, 2015
Washington D.C. Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
WASHINGTON – National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.

March 30, 2015
The End of John Brown's Civil War: Appomattox Court House April 9, 2015
At 3:15pm on April 9, 2015, we invite visitors to join Harpers Ferry National Historical Park rangers and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at Harpers Ferry to mark the symbolic end of the Civil War. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will commemorate the Appomattox surrender moment by participating in a nationwide "ringing of bells across the land."

February 09, 2015
National Park Service Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks
WASHINGTON—The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input in developing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. A joint plan is being developed because both parks face similar issues caused by high densities of deer. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015.

November 18, 2014
Captain Flagg’s U.S. Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace 1864
Harpers Ferry Park invites the public to join a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg’ s 1864 US Quartermaster city. Everything that General Philip Sheridan’s Army would need to fight in the Shenandoah Valley, was stored and moved out of the town’s former US Armory site. It is through this 1864 Yuletide event, that the park continues to reflect on what the Civil War will determine

October 29, 2014
Murphy Farm Fire
Around 8 pm (EST) October 28, 2014, Jefferson Co. WV Communication Center dispatched local responders to the area of 123 Murphy Road, Harpers Ferry, WV, to investigate reports of heavy smoke in the area of Murphy Farm Overlook located within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

September 18, 2014
Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Civil War 150th Anniversary event, Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on September 27 and 28, 2014. This event highlights Harpers Ferry's role as home base for Union General Philip Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

August 13, 2014
The Harpers Ferry Armory and the War of 1812
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend The Harpers Ferry Armory and the War of 1812, a Bicentennial Commemorative event, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. This special event marks the 200th anniversary of Jefferson County's Captain George W. Humphrey's company of volunteers being mustered into service.

August 08, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a special resource study and boundary study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield in West Virginia and Maryland, located near the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. As part of the study, the NPS will hold a Public Meeting to explain the study process, findings, and to gather public comment about the findings.

August 05, 2014
Remembering the Niagara Movement: A Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort
On Sunday, August 17th at 8:00 a.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to retrace the 1906 footsteps of the men and women of the Niagara Movement during a commemorative ranger guided walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort. The ceremony will include music, historic readings, and a memorial roll call of the members of the Niagara Movement.

July 25, 2014
Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event Through Three National Parks
Saturday September 27, 2014, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association will host Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event through 3 National Parks, Harpers Ferry, Antietam Battlefield, and the C&O Canal. This event will feature public history stops and interactive media along the way.

June 16, 2014
Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Civil War 150th Anniversary commemorative event, Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington on July 4, 5, and 6, 2014. This event highlights the engaging role of Harpers Ferry in delaying Confederate General Jubal Early's 1864 march on Washington and the run up to the Battle of Monocacy.

January 10, 2014
Harpers Ferry Park’s Black History Month Features The United States Colored Troops & The Spirit of Freedom
In conjunction with Black History Month, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce its Black History Month program for 2014. Throughout February, a special exhibit, The United States Colored Troops & The Spirit of Freedom, will focus on the African American troops who served in the military during the American Civil War.

 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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