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We spent a few hours at Harpers Ferry on a very hot day. We parked at the visitor's center and... read more

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Beautiful Views

Great place for beautiful views, great hiking and learn history. We hiked to Maryland Heights with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michelle P
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and the Potomac River water...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a few hours at Harpers Ferry on a very hot day. We parked at the visitor's center and took the shuttle down to the town. The town is comprised of NPS buildings which operate as historical museums and small commercial shops and restaurants....More

Thank Mary1675
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for beautiful views, great hiking and learn history. We hiked to Maryland Heights with ages ranging from 4 yrs. to 55 yrs. The view up there is amazing. I definitely would suggest packing some food since not many worthy options. Make it a...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever your interest is you're sure to find something to do in beautiful Harpers Ferry. John Brown's Rebellion, museums dedicated to Lewis and Clark, trains, and the local history provide much to consider. We hiked a bit on the AT but had an older family...More

1  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this historical park on a beautiful sunny cool day with my Aunt and Uncle we haven't been there n many years we were very impressed by the new parking facility as u enter the price for admission was 10 dollars u park...More

2  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

With more talks by Rangers this could be a really nice place. I wish I could remember the name of the place, but once you get on the bus from the visitors center you make a stop at the top of a bluff, and there...More

Thank CBR0107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very different from other parks I have visited. It is a small town that has been preserved due to the historical significance of the area. I recommend going in every building and reading every piece of information. This was well worth the trip....More

Thank Brandon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed our stop in Harper's Ferry. Particularly enjoyed watching the trains come through. The Point is very scenic and the NPS rangers were very helpful and informative. I do wish that parts of the recreated town, like the General Store, had real people...More

Thank MitziMagic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beginning with the real train station, yes, you can get on MARC and Amtrak trains, Harper’s Ferry National Park can roll you through history, walk you through the Appalachian Trail, raft you down the Shenandoah or Potomac, or bike you on the C&O Canal. It...More

1  Thank Teresa F
Jim P, Volunteer at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Teresa for recommending hiring a Harpers Ferry Park Guide. In these days of dwindling resources for the National Park Service (this has been going on for many years) hiring a Park Guide from the Harpers Ferry Park Association, the non-profit arm of HFNHP,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

History and FUN. So much to see in this sweet park... and some folks only stay in town. Make sure you see it all. Storer College area, North and South School House Ridge, Murphy Farm, Maryland Heights.

2  Thank RiverTrailManager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking at the Visitor Center is both easy and convenient. For a $ 10 entry fee per car you can ride the bus to Lower Town and avoid the traffic and parking woes there. The nice thing about this park is there is a lot...More

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8 August 2018|
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Response from Wickett52 | Reviewed this property |
You can but you won't be able to park and ride via their bus system. Might have to park in the lot down by the railroad station.
Ivy R
29 July 2018|
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Response from MissLucy368 | Reviewed this property |
I was there over Thanksgiving weekend. There was a lot to do. I am not sure how busy it is in the summer. I would like to go back and spend more time and also explore the area.
26 July 2018|
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Response from snooze56 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the weather - sunny equals more people and less danger (I think), but I'd hesitate before I'd try that trail on an overcast or rainy day.