Update as of January 17, 2020
The National Park Service (NPS) is working with CSX to determine the steps required to assess, fund and repair the pedestrian footbridge across the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The timeline for re-opening the footbridge is unknown at this time. We will continue to provide updates as we know more.
Update as of December 27, 2019
The pedestrian footbridge remains closed. All areas that were temporarily closed due to proximity of the train derailment, such as John Brown's Fort and The Point, have now reopened.
Below is more information about areas of the park affected by the footbridge closure.
Information as of December 21, 2019
The derailment affects access to parts of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The following information details closures and impacts on visitor access.
Other areas of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, such as The Point and John’s Brown Fort, are closed temporarily because of proximity to the derailment. These areas will reopen once cleanup and assessment are complete.
This page will be updated when there is new information about access to park areas.
Last updated: January 17, 2020