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November 18, 2016
Captain Flagg's U.S. Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace, 1864
On December 3 and 4, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to enjoy a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg’s 1864 US Quartermaster City.

October 08, 2016
Archeology and the US Armory Grounds (October 22, 2016)
In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation titled “Archeology and the US Armory Grounds” on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 2:00 PM.

October 07, 2016
Drink Your Apples: Cider Making 1860
On Saturday and Sunday October 22nd and 23rd from 11am- 4pm, visitors are invited to join the Living History staff and volunteers for Drink Your Apples: Cider Making 1860. Make cider at Roeder’s White Hall Tavern on Potomac Street.

September 30, 2016
At All Times Ready: The U.S. Marines Reacting To The Raid 1859
On Sunday, October 16th, from 11am to 4pm, Harpers Ferry NHP invites the public to attend At All Times Ready: The U.S. Marines Reacting To The Raid 1859.

September 30, 2016
Election Day 1860: To the Polls Ye Sons of Freedom!
On Saturday October 15th, from 11am to 4pm, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites you to attend and participate in the living history event called “Election Day 1860.” Participate in a national Presidential Election and cast a ballot to change the course of history.

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.”

 

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65
485 Fillmore St.

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-6029

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