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2017 Schedule of Events

To search for programs on specific dates or about specific topics, please use the calendar feature below.

There are several other pages on the website which highlight programs, special events, and presentations. You may want to check out one of the following:

Pick up a 2017 Event Guide at the Visitor Center or Information Center. The guide is available to download (PDF, 3.6MB) and we also offer a chronological one-page version (PDF, 48kb)

The park's Special Events are made possible through the generous support of the Harpers Ferry Park Association. Visit their website at www.harpersferryhistory.org

 

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Ranger-Guided Program

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Varies
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Everyday from 01/02/2017 to 05/28/2017

    Inquire at the Visitor Center each day for information about the topic and location of this program.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    City Farming: Food in the Backyard

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    In partnership with the Harpers Ferry Park Association. Purchase heirloom vegetables and seeds from the Bookshop to start your own kitchen garden.

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    • Location: Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, May 22, 2017

    A student art exhibition for the Storer College sesquicentennial.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Meet Your Park Archeologist

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Allies for Freedom Room, John Brown Museum, Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Lower Town, Information Center
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Opening reception. This exhibit will explore the historical development of Camp Hill.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Defend and Protect: Arming America's Soldiers

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Special exhibits and programs will highlight the technology and invention of the Harpers Ferry Armory and how the weapons made there were used by soldiers for national defense and exploration.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    A History of "Anniversary Day" at Storer College

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Camp Hill
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Walk the grounds of Storer College with a park ranger to trace the steps of the students, teachers, and trustees of the school and learn how they celebrated graduation.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Guns of Harpers Ferry

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Everyday from 05/29/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Learn of the US Armory at Harpers Ferry. Experience a live firing demonstration. (60 min)

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry: From the Top Down

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Everyday from 05/29/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Join in this 1.5 mile hike for tremendous views and untold stories. (90 min)

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Staffed Area - Bolivar Heights

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Bolivar Heights Battlefield
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Everyday from 05/29/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Explore the premier Civil War site in West Virginia and view the landscape from the park's most accessible vista. Talks will be offered every 30 minutes 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Fridays through Mondays.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Storer College: An Oasis for Hope and Learning

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Everyday from 05/29/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Visit Camp Hill with a Park Ranger and discover the story of one of the first schools to educate former slaves. (60 min)

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Staffed Area - Lockwood House

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Camp Hill, Lockwood House
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/03/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Visit a building with armory, Civil War, and Storer College history. This original structure became the birthplace of Storer College in 1867.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Allies for Freedom Room, John Brown Museum, Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Learn about the history and preservation of cultural resources on one of our Blue Ridge mountaintops.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    The Art of the Forge: A Blacksmith Workshop

    • Location: Lower Town, Blacksmith Shop
    • Fees: Workshop fee; Entrance fees still apply.
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Learn how 19th century blacksmiths plied their trade, from keeping doors on hinges and wagons in proper working order to making weapons for the US Armory.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Caring for Museum Collections

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Dry Goods Store, Lower Town
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Meet the park museum curator for a presentation/ demonstration of preventive conservation.

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Family Youth Activities

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Lower Town, Arsenal Square
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/16/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Enjoy nineteenth century games and activities, Civil War selfies, and plan your family fun visit!

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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Guard House, 1864

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lower Town, John Brown's Fort
    • Fees: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Learn how civilians and Civil War soldiers found themselves on the wrong side of martial law in 1864.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-6029

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