Route & dates
Start: Washington DC
Harpers Ferry— 5 nights
End: Washington DC
Mon, Oct 7 - Sat, Oct 12
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.Venture out of the city with trips to Martinsburg (Old Norbourne Cemetery, Martinsburg Roundhouse, &more) and Berkeley Springs (Spas, Berkeley Springs State Park, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and get great views at Jefferson Rock.
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Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Harpers Ferry, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
Things to do in Harpers Ferry
Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown Public Library
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