The main parking lot at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 and can accommodate several hundred vehicles. At this location is also the park’s visitor center and starting point for the shuttle bus service to Lower Town.

While other parking does exist in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, it is extremely limited. We recommend that visitors who plan to explore museums and exhibits or are hiking a trail that begins in Lower Town utilize the main parking lot and shuttle bus. Doing so reduces vehicle congestion in Lower Town and provides for pedestrian safety.

For information about parking areas at battlefield locations within the park, please visit the visitor center or Lower Town Information Center for a map.


Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is permitted in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for Appalachain Trail hikers or C&O Canal bikers at the visitor center parking lot at 171 Shoreline Drive. Overnight parking is limited to 14 days and the National Park Service assumes no responsibility for the vehicle itself or its contents.

To apply for overnight parking, please inquire about a vehicle permit form at the visitor center during the park's operating hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or
email us.

Please plan in advance and keep the following in mind:

  • Applications are subject to approval.
  • If you request the permit form via email, it may take up to three days to receive a response. Note also that email address at the link above is not monitored during the weekends.
  • Shuttle bus service is only provided to Lower Town Harpers Ferry during normal business hours.
  • Shuttle buses have the capability to transport bicycles.
  • Hiking packs are allowed on the buses.
  • Entrance fees to the national park do apply.

Last updated: May 26, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

Contact Us