Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers a wide variety of activities for individuals and families. Visit us soon and discover your Harpers Ferry. For more information on things to do at the park, please see the descriptions and links below. If you have any questions, please contact us at 304-535-6029 or email us.
Explore historic Lower Town
Museums and Exhibits
Explore museums and exhibits that delve into the range of Harpers Ferry's stories in the historic Lower Town:
Points of Interest
Walk to The Point and view the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, climb the 1810 Stone Steps to Jefferson Rock, or walk across the Potomac River on a pedestrian bridge to access the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park towpath.
Shop at the Harpers Ferry Park Association's Bookshop for books, artwork, postcards, and items for kids of all ages. You can also get the park Passport stamps here, a fun way to remember your visit to the park.
Travel off the beaten path
The park includes more than just the historic Lower Town. Be sure to take the time to visit other park areas that loom large in American history, including:
Follow this one-day itinerary to experience Harpers Ferry's role in the movement from Civil War to the civil rights movement. This includes visits to the park's Civil War battlefields and the Storer College campus.
Did you know the park has over 20 miles of hiking trails? The trails vary from easy, riverside strolls to four-mile hikes across Civil War battlefields to eight-mile adventures on the tops of mountains. Visit our Hikes page for a full list of options.
Join a park program
Join a ranger to experience the stories and scenery of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Check the Ranger Programs page for more details and to view the park calendar.
Enjoy the outdoors
The park offers great options for outdoor recreation.
See our recommendations for enjoying Harpers Ferry and the surrounding area via bicycle on our Bicycling page.
The cliff faces within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are widely considered to be some of the best climbing in the area, drawing visitors to the cliffs each year. Visit our Climbing page for more information.
Picnicking is available at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at a designated picnic area adjacent to the Visitor Center parking lot (171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425).
Enjoy fishing from the River Access area on the banks of the Shenandoah River. Visit our Fishing page for more information.
Last updated: August 23, 2023