Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

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#1 of 130 in Parks in West Virginia
Must see · National Park · Historic Site
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At Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, you'll see the center of 19th century industry. The park features many small museums and exhibits, battlefields, uninhabited hillside houses, and picturesque streets. Take a guided tour with a ranger and hear about the town's history, which began 8,000 years ago. See galleries such as the wax museum, the blacksmith shop, and the clocks and jewelry exhibit, or visit the bookshop, tavern, and the dry goods store. Plan your visit in advance in order to get the most out of this attraction. For Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and beyond, use our Harpers Ferry day trip planning app to get the most from your Harpers Ferry vacation.
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  • Easy to walk aroung the park. Bus/tours are available. Information is you want to go it on your own also. 
    Easy to walk aroung the park. Bus/tours are available. Information is you want to go it on your own also.  more »
  • A small, historical, national park. A small parking lot in the town itself, or you can park by the visitor center and pay $20 for the shuttle (per car), free if you have the America the Beautiful NPS....  more
    A small, historical, national park. A small parking lot in the town itself, or you can park by the visitor center and pay $20 for the shuttle (per car), free if you have the America the Beautiful NPS....  more »
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  • This place is small, friendly with beautiful views on the river. Nature at its best. Watching tubers go by was entertaining. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed in our Travel Trailer 33ft on site 51. It was a very spacious site. No problems that the portable but stationary bathroom was next to us. The only downfall is the train that comes through quite a bit. It never bothered us but if you were in a tent, yes it could be annoying if not a heavy sleeper. My husband loved the trains. :) A little overpriced for no sewer hookups and having to check out by 11am. Most campgrounds are 2pm.
  • This place is fantastic. Unfortunately I only had a few hours to explore, but it is such a great mix of history and nature and there were some good places to eat. Had a blast talking to other people there who were enjoying a beautiful day. I can't wait to go back (quite a ride from MA, but worth it!) UPDATE: Came back and explored for a full day. This place is great.

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