Permits & Reservations


For teachers bringing student groups to Harpers Ferry, please visit the Education Reservations page to find reservation forms and the fee waiver checklist.

For others groups visiting the park, please visit the Group Fees and Reservations page to find the reservation form and more information about group fees.



Special Use Permit
If you would like to hold a special event or activity in the park, you need to apply for a special use permit. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required at the time of application.

The following Word documents are available for download:
Application for Special Use Permit
Application for Special Use Permit Short Form


Filming in the Park
To film at Harpers Ferry NHP you need to file a completed application with the park a minimum of two weeks in advance. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required at the time of application. Please note, the more complicated your project is, the longer it will take to process your request. Some projects require months to process.

Applications for Photography/Filming Permits

Long Form

Short Form

Filming Fees
All commercial filming permits and still photography permits are subject to cost recovery and a location fee, neither of which may be waived. The location fee is determined by the type of activity, must be based on the current schedule, and is determined by the number of permitted days and the number of people on park lands associated with the permitted activity. There is no deviation from the schedule. A day of filming is defined as a continuous 24-hour period of filming.

Location Fees:
charges per day

Motion Picture/Video
1-2 people, camera and tripod only - $0/day
1-10 people - $150/day
11-30 people - $250/day
31-49 people - $500/day
Over 50 people - $750/day

Commercial/Still Photography
1-10 people - $50/day
11-30 people - $150/day
Over 30 people - $250/day

Last updated: August 29, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65
485 Fillmore St.

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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