2018 Cultural Resources Programs

The park's Cultural Resources staff will offer unique guided hikes, presentations, and talks throughout the year.

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farm landscape, small rolling hills, worm fence, and a farm house in the distance
Photo of part of the Murphy-Chambers Farm

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Murphy-Chambers Farm Hike
Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 11 am
Location: Murphy-Chambers Farm parking lot
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Experince a brief history and tour of this gorgeous landscape through the eyes of an archeologist.

Loudoun Heights Hike
Date: May 21, 2018 Please note as of 5/18/18 this hike has been cancelled
Time: 9:30 am
Location: The Green, Lower Town
Length: 5 hours
Description: Join park rangers for a 8-mile round-trip, 5-hour hike to Split Rock, learning about the history of the mountain along the way. This is a strenuous hike and proper footwear is required. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required by calling 304-535-6038.
 
image of rocks and trees - cultural resources on Loudoun Heights
Photo taken on Loudoun Heights

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Artifact Sneak Peek
Date: June 25, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day.

Meet Your Park Archeologist
Date: July 9, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

Artifact Sneak Peek
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day.
 
museum management staff cleaning the Dry Goods Store
museum management staff cleaning the Dry Goods Store exhibit

NPS Photo/Volunteer Ron Gaskins

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds
Date: August 6, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, Train Station
Length: 60 minutes
Description: See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.


Meet Your Park Archeologist
Date: September 10, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

Artifact Sneak Peek
Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day.

A History of Archeology at Harpers Ferry
Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Learn how archeology has influenced our knowledge of history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds
Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

John Brown and the Night Sky of 1859
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Length: 60 minutes
Description: Learn about The Great Solar Storm of 1859, how people interpreted night sky phenomena, and how writers and poets would come to describe John Brown using astronomical imagery.

Last updated: August 13, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-6029

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