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Harpers Ferry

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National Parks · Zipline · Lookouts
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come. The land was first colonized by Quakers, but by 1761 a ferry from Potomac to Harper was established, making the destination the first stop for settlers moving into the Shenandoah Valley. When George Washington was president of the Patowmack Company, he passed through the village while surveying the Potomac River. The destination was also the site of John Brown's raid, an attack against the town led by a radical abolitionist. A preserved fort dating from the period is named after the raid. Our United States trip maker app allows you to schedule your trip to Harpers Ferry, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Harpers Ferry

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National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Zipline
Zipline
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Jefferson Rock
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Harpers Ferry

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Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Ranch
Rocking S Ranch Winchester
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Shenandoah Caverns Shenandoah Caverns
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Harpers Ferry

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Lookout
The Point
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Spa
Vivo Day Spa
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
John Brown's Fort
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Hiking Trail
Armory Canal Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Harpers Ferry

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Church
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Harper Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
White Hall Tavern
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Harpers Ferry

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History Museum
John Brown Wax Museum
3.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
joy line railroad and Toy Train Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Military Museum
Civil War Living History Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Haunted Cottage / Booth House
2.2
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Harpers Ferry

Hiking Trail
Murphy-Chambers Farm Loop Trail
2.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
True Treats Historic Candy
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Lookout
Split Rock Overlook
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Canyon
Luray Caverns Luray
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Winchester
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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