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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

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#1 of 131 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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  • Very well organized. Parking lot is up the hill from the town, with the visitor center. To get into town, you can walk or take the shuttle. We choose to walk down and took the shuttle back up... 
    Very well organized. Parking lot is up the hill from the town, with the visitor center. To get into town, you can walk or take the shuttle. We choose to walk down and took the shuttle back up...  more »
  • We used our senior Park Pass to park at the train station lot. Apparently now there is something one can buy to hang it from the mirror, but I lay it on the dash. It was good enough. Though we... 
    We used our senior Park Pass to park at the train station lot. Apparently now there is something one can buy to hang it from the mirror, but I lay it on the dash. It was good enough. Though we...  more »
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  • A lovely place to go for a day trip or a quick hike. Though I've passed by this place many times, I've never stopped in the little historic town. The little town has a really interesting history and it was fun to step back in time. Also they have great shops for Christmas gifts. I am definitely coming back to try the restaurants and cafes.
  • One of the best views of Maryland into Virginia. The town itself is beautiful and well preserved. The locals are very friendly and welcoming. The National Park parking fee is $20 to park a standard vehicle. $15 for motorcycles. There’s a free bus that take you to the lower part of town where there are shops and restaurants. You can cross the bridge by the railroad to get to the overlook trail. It’s around 6 miles round trip. It’s a good hike. Not too steep or rocky. The paths are clear and mostly gravel with a few rocky patches. Bring your camera! There views are great in Autumn.

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