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, the only church in Harpers Ferry to escape destruction during the war. 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 9:30 a.m.
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  • Located a short walk up the hill from the historic buildings along the river. Nice view from the front of the church. Nice interior with some pretty stained glass. Definitely worth a stop when... 
    Located a short walk up the hill from the historic buildings along the river. Nice view from the front of the church. Nice interior with some pretty stained glass. Definitely worth a stop when...  more »
  • Perched atop the highest point in Lower Town. Built in 1833 for the growing melting pot community including the large Irish immigrant settlers. The Church/Schoolhouse escaped damage during the Civil.....  more
    Perched atop the highest point in Lower Town. Built in 1833 for the growing melting pot community including the large Irish immigrant settlers. The Church/Schoolhouse escaped damage during the Civil.....  more »
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  • If you're in Harper's Ferry you definitely need to check out this church. The views are stunning and the architecture is simply amazing. What a magical place.
  • Beautiful church in Harpers Ferry, WV. Mass on Sundays at 9:00 A.M. Historical place with some great views.

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