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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

Harper's Ferry is the site of abolitionist John Brown's 1859 raid on the First Federal Arsenal. The now National Historic Park changed hands eight times during the war. It became the base of operations for Union invasions into the Shenandoah Valley and Stonewall Jackson achieved his most brilliant victory here in September 1862 when he captured 12,500 Union soldiers.

 

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Directions

From Interstate 495 West take the left exit (EXIT 45) and merge onto VA-267 West, the Dulles Toll Road (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes) / Dulles Greenway toward Leesburg (Portions toll). Follow to Exit 1, VA-7 W on the left toward Leesburg/Warrenton. Take the VA-9 exit toward Hillsboro / Charles Town, WV merging to the right onto Charles Town Pike / VA-9. After approximately 10 miles on VA-9 you will come to a light where you will bear right onto VA-671 N / Harpers Ferry Road. Follow this road until it ends at the lighted intersection of US 340 / Jefferson Pike. Turn left onto 340. Follow US-340 N to the four way intersection in Harpers Ferry (approximately 2.5 miles), staying in the left lane. Turn left at the light (you will see a large sign for the Park) and continue through to the entrance station.

Visitor Services

Museum, gift shop, information, rest rooms, handicapped access; trails.

Regular Events

A variety of events are held throughout the year, for specific information call or check the website.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Single, private vehicle: $10.00, person arriving by foot or bicycle: $5.00

Hours

Daily: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Phone

304-535-6029

Website

http://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm »

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