Guided Tours

Signs advertising ranger programs in Lower Town
Signs advertising ranger programs in Lower Town

NPS Photo/Volunteer Shenandoah Sanchez

Ranger Guided Tours

The park offers a daily ranger guided program at 2pm in the winter, spring, and fall seasons. Inquire at the Visitor Center or Information Center on the day of your visit regarding location and topic.


2018 Schedule

Special events, presentations, and living history programs for 2018 are listed on the park's online calendar.
2018 Summer Tour Schedule: June 17 - August 11*
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Tours & Talks
Story Behind the Scenery
See one of the best views in Harpers Ferry while park staff gives an overview of the landscape and history that made this place famous. Presented at Bolivar Heights every 30 minutes between the times listed, with the last talk starting at 2:30 pm.
11 - 3 11 - 3 11 - 3 11 - 3
Harpers Ferry: From the Top Down
Join in this 1.5 mile hike for tremendous views and untold stories. (90 min.) Begins at the visitor center.
11:00 11:00 11:00
Tour of the Day
Discover any one or all six of the reasons that make Harpers Ferry so special. Check with park staff for details. Please plan early as topics, meeting locations, tour lengths, and time commitments vary.
2:00 11:00 11:00 11:00
The Road to Resistance
Harpers Ferry's history is paved with stories of resistance. Step back to the 1940s history of this town, before it became a national park, when "separate but equal" segregation of white and black Americans was legal. (60 min.) Begins on The Green in Lower Town.
2:00 2:00 2:00 2:00 2:00
Staffed Park Sites
Lockwood House
Visit a building with United States Armory, Civil War, and Storer College history. This original structure became the birthplace of Storer in 1867.
2 - 4 2 - 4
Family Youth Activities at Arsenal Square
Plan your family fun with our activities that include nineteenth century games, Civil War selfies, mock army enlistments, and period dancing. *June 15 - August 5
10 - 3 10 - 3 10 - 3

Other guided programs

Through the park's partner cooperating association, the Harpers Ferry Park Association, you have the opportunity to hire a private guide. For more details about the program and on how to hire a guide, please visit the Harpers Ferry Certified Park Guide program page.

Last updated: June 27, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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