Current Conditions



COVID-19 Updates (as of 5/13/2022)

The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. The NPS has updated its masking guidance based on the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Based on the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities, access to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is as follows:

  • Because Harpers Ferry NHP is in an area with a Medium Community Level, masks are not currently required in park exhibits and buildings. Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
  • Shuttle buses are running from 9:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. daily. Masks are strongly encouraged when riding the shuttle, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Most exhibits and buildings, including restrooms and the Visitor Center, are open. Some exhibits (see Current Park Conditions below) remain closed.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

To see Closure Orders, visit the park's Laws & Policies page.

Current Park Conditions

Multiple areas are closed or altered due to COVID-19 safety measures, conditions, or maintenance.

  • Schoolhouse Ridge South trail partially closed - the southern loop of the Schoolhouse Ridge South trail is closed until further notice due to sinkholes.
  • Temporary closure of exhibit spaces - the following exhibit spaces are closed:
    • Allies for Freedom
    • Black Voices/African American History
    • Burton Jewelry Store
    • Civil War Museum
    • Harper House
    • Officer's Quarters
    • Philip Frankel & Co./Ready-Made Clothing

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Last updated: May 13, 2022

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry , WV 25425


304 535-6029

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