Places To Go

Within the 3,670 acres of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, there are many places to explore, learn, and enjoy. This page describes areas of the park, links to more information, and features an interactive map of Lower Town.

Visitor Center in winter
Visitor Center in winter, NPS Photo/Cook

Visitor Center

We recommend you begin your visit at the Visitor Center (located at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425) to pick up brochures and trail maps and to talk to the rangers about the daily program offerings. From this location you board the park shuttle bus, which will take you to the Lower Town area of the park. In the summer season, the bus also makes a stop at the Bolivar Heights Battlefield area of the park.
view of Shenandoah Street in the Fall season from the second floor of the John Brown Museum
view of Shenandoah Street in the Fall season from the second floor of the John Brown Museum, NPS Photo/Hammer

Lower Town

Lower Town is the most visited area of the park. Historic buildings along Shenandoah, High, and Potomac streets house park museums, exhibits, the park information center, and bookshop. Some of the popular places to visit in Lower Town are John Brown's Fort and The Point.

Interactive Map of Lower Town

The map below gives you the opportunity to explore Lower Town prior to your visit to Harpers Ferry. Find information about each of the park's buildings, see photos from vista locations, and much more. If you have any questions about the map, please contact us.

Last updated: August 25, 2016

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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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