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August 17, 2017
"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread": A 19th Century Style Bake Sale
On the weekend of August 26 and 27, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm, experience a Historic Bread and Baked Goods Sale sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Park Association. 

August 06, 2017
Remembering the Niagara Movement: A Pilgrimage to John Brown's Fort
On Sunday, August 20, 2017, 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 28, 2017
The Enemy Among Us: Defending Harpers Ferry During the War of 1812
On Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th, 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 24, 2017
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 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

July 14, 2017
Under Fire!: Hold the High Ground, 1862
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to witness the power of field artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862 on July 29-30 and August 5-6, 2017.

July 10, 2017
Meet Your Park Archeologist
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to join a NPS archeologist to learn about the archeology of Harpers Ferry on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

July 07, 2017
“I Will Follow Them To the Death”: Sheridan’s Soldiers 1864
On Saturday and Sunday, July 22 -23, 2017, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to step back in time to a Civil War 1864 occupied town. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this living history program, featuring the 13th New Jersey military living history group, will demonstrate Union army garrison duties.

July 03, 2017
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, July 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

June 30, 2017
Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend a special living history program, Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort.  Each day from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, living history volunteers along with park staff will portray Harpers Ferry’s medical and relief efforts, which provided aid and comfort to thousands of soldiers fighting during the American Civil War.

June 09, 2017
Under Fire!: Hold the High Ground, 1862
On Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, the public is 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., about the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson’s capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.

June 09, 2017
Sixteenth Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce that the 2017 Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of Mather Training Center. This year’s honorees are pianist and NEA Jazz Master, Barry Harris and Bassist and Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award Recipient, Rufus Reid.

June 02, 2017
Guard House, 1864
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will present the "Guard House, 1864" living history weekend on June 17-18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Costumed rangers and volunteers will interpret Civil War civilian life under harsh military rule.

May 22, 2017
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 presentation titled “Not Just a Pile of Rocks: The Preservation of Archeological Resources on Loudoun Heights” on Monday, June 5, 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.

May 15, 2017
A History of "Anniversary Day" at Storer College
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Storer College, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation entitled “A History of “Anniversary Day” at Storer College” on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

May 13, 2017
Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers
On Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will present a special program, “Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers.”

May 13, 2017
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Open New Exhibit
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park announces the opening of a new exhibit on Saturday, May 27, 2017, entitled “A Landscape through Time: The Historical Development of Camp Hill.”

May 08, 2017
Meet Your Park Archeologist
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to join a NPS archeologist to learn about the archeology of Harpers Ferry on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

May 05, 2017
City Farming: Food in the Backyard
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to "City Farming: Food in the Backyard" on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, from 11 am to 4 pm.

May 01, 2017
Archeology and the US Armory Grounds (May 2017)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation titled “Archeology and the US Armory Grounds” on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

April 24, 2017
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Host Special Hike of Loudoun Heights
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special hike of Loudoun Heights on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 9:30 am. Pre-registration for this hike is required and is limited to 20 people. 

April 22, 2017
The Search for Alexander Morrell
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Storer College, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend a special presentation titled “The Search for Alexander Morrell” on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

April 17, 2017
National Park Service proposes plan to manage deer populations at C&O Canal and Harpers Ferry
The National Park Service (NPS) today made available for public review and comment its plan to reduce overabundant deer populations that threaten the natural beauty and historic scenery at Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal national historical parks.

April 10, 2017
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Host a Hike with the Park Archeologist
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special hike of the Murphy-Chambers Farm on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 am.

April 07, 2017
Harpers Ferry Hosts "A Day in the Park"
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to the “A Day in the Park” event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event will occur on the park’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.

April 07, 2017
The Enemy Among Us, War of 1812
On Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to experience a living history event at the town’s oldest structure, the Harper House, which was a recruitment station during the War of 1812.  

March 24, 2017
"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread": A 19th Century Style Bake Sale
On Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm, experience a Historic Bread and Baked Goods Sale sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Park Association.

March 18, 2017
Preservation, Education, and Promulgation: A Jazz Appreciation Month Program
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Jazz Appreciation Month program in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial of the founding of Storer College. The event features legendary jazz pianist and educator, Bertha Hope and Washington, D. C. area educator and musician, Howard Burns.

March 17, 2017
Music is the Voice of the Soul: Women’s History Month Program featuring Bertha Hope
On Friday, March 31, 2017, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Women’s History Month Concert in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial of the founding of Storer College. The event features legendary jazz pianist and educator, Bertha Hope. Joining Ms. Hope will be Jeff Hiner on bass and Howard Burns on drums.

March 10, 2017
Necessity: The Mother of Invention
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend a Women’s History Month Program, “Necessity: The Mother of Invention” from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26 2017.

March 03, 2017
Women's History Month Presentation
In recognition of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of Storer College, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special presentation entitled “Missionaries and Money: How Free Baptist Women Influenced Storer College” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

March 03, 2017
American as Apple Pie
Step back in time and make pie the 1860 way! On Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 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 on a wood or coal burning stove.

February 16, 2017
New Superintendent Announced for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Tyrone Brandyburg, a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the new superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, W.Va.

February 03, 2017
President Washington's Birthday: Of the American System of Manufacturing at Harpers Ferry
On Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 11 am to 4 pm, join living history park rangers and volunteers to recognize the father of our country, President George Washington's, birthday.

January 27, 2017
Black History Month Programs at Harpers Ferry NHP
In celebration of Black History month and to kick-off the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Storer College, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend programs highlighting Harpers Ferry's rich African American history. These programs will be offered every Sunday during the month of February. Please note, times and locations vary. For additional information, call the park Visitor Center at 304-535-6298.

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.

 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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