St. John's Episcopal Church

Exhibit panel with historic photos of stone church and title
Info Panel: St. John's Episcopal Church

NPS / Claire Hassler

Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

These weathered ruins are all that remain of St. John's Episcopal Church - one of Harpers Ferry's five earliest churches.

Built in 1852 with money provided by church fairs, St. John's served as a hospital and barracks during the Civil War and suffered considerable damage. It was rebuilt afterward, but was abandoned in 1895 when a new Episcopal church was built in the upper town.

Photo Caption: After the Civil War

Photo Caption: Seen from the Maryland shore around 1888, St. John's sits atop the ascending ridge on the right.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Last updated: May 16, 2023