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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV

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View from Bolivar Heights
View from Bolivar Heights

Take in the breathtaking views from the battlefields at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. This photo depicts the view from Bolivar Heights Battlefield, looking toward the town of Harpers Ferry and the water gap. There are sometimes artillery demonstrations conducted by park staff and volunteers at this site.

(NPS Photo/R. Baker)

A line of cannons at the Murphy/Chambers Farm
A line of cannons at the Murphy/Chambers Farm

Civil War history is all around us! Lower Town is not your only option when visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Check out the battlefields too! Here is a view of the cannons on the Murphy/Chambers Farm. This location is a short drive or hike from the park's Cavalier Heights Visitor Center.

(NPS Photo/Cook)

A view in Lower Town
A view in Lower Town

This photo depicts the Winchester & Potomac Railroad trestle and the St. Peter's Catholic Church. Neither are maintained by the park service and both are still active. When you visit you may see a cargo train going by very slowly on the trestle or you may visit St. Peter's if a docent is present or during Mass.

(NPS Photo/Wassel)

Shenandoah Canal in Harpers Ferry
Shenandoah Canal in Harpers Ferry

This photo depicts the present-day Shenandoah Canal. No longer in use as a canal, this area as well as other portions of Virginius Island have mostly returned to nature. Take a walk along this path and you see a great blue heron standing in the water, turtles resting on a log, or damselflies flying nearby.

(NPS Photo/Wassel)

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike ...[more]

Address

171 Shoreline Drive
Harpers Ferry , WV 25425
Phone:(304) 535 6029
Email:harpersferry_info@nps.gov

Directions

The physical address of the Park Visitor Center is 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 GPS coordinates are: N39 19.007 - W77 45.381 GPS Alternatives: 171 Shoreline Drive (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park) or try intersection of Shoreline Drive and Campground Road For more (turn by turn directions), see our website: http://www.nps.gov/hafe/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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