St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry

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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia occupies a prominent location on the heights above Harpers Ferry. The original church was built in 1833 in a pseudo-Gothic style which it kept through the Civil War, in which it was the only church in Harpers Ferry to escape destruction. The church was extensively altered in 1896 in the then-popular Neo-Gothic style to produce the church seen today. The church commands a sweeping vista across the gorge of the Shenandoah River above its confluence with the Potomac River. The street along the side of the church building is part of the Appalachian Trail. A short trail leads from the church to Jefferson Rock. St. Peter's Church is a mission church of St. James in Charles Town. A Mass is offered at the historic church Sunday at 11 a.m.
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  • A must see while in Harpers Ferry. Inside is beautiful with marble pulpit and carved scene of last supper. Beautiful stained glass windows all around. Unique stature of crucifix inside. Amazing how th...  more »
  • I have been here many times. It is not always open to go inside and see, but if it is make sure to pop in. It is the view from the Church that is stunning. The valley, and town below are breathtaking....  more »
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  • Beautiful views in early spring and fall on full moon days as the moon rises over church while setting sun shines on the church. Usually few days before full moon is perfect time. Like Harvest Moon.
  • The stairs going to the church is a little bit scary, so you really have to hold onto the rails so you won’t fall. It was closed when we went there. But it looks really nice outside. My mom hopes she could get in and see the inside though.

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