Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Located at the point where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park encompasses nearly 4,000 miles of history and nature that spans across sections of three different states. At the heart of it all is the small, historic town of Harpers Ferry, WV. Throughout history, Harpers Ferry has stood witness to important events in American history. Visitors can hike beautiful trails through the Shenandoah Valley or explore battlefields where Civil War-era cannons still stand silent watch over the now peaceful lands. The area includes a portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail, stops on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, and an exploration of events of the Civil War Battle of Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is sure to be a must-see for any history buff. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Set against the stunning natural backdrop of the Shenandoah Valley, Harper's Ferry National Historical Park offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time. Hiking trails treat visitors to both breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Civil War cannons. The historic town of Harpers Ferry stands at the heart of it all, offering a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and museums to explore. 

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How To Get To Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park entrance is located 20 miles from Frederick. Simply follow US Route 340 S from Frederick to Harpers Ferry, WV. Then, turn left at the Harpers Ferry stoplight, and you'll see the park ahead.

All visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park must have a park entrance pass displayed in their vehicle. Visitor passes may be purchased at one of several locations, including the Entrance Station located by the visitor center, Bolivar Heights, and the River Access Parking Lot. Please note that the Entrance Station is the only location that accepts credit and debit cards. Fees for larger groups and tours vary. Contact the park for more information. 


171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Fee: Entry fee (per private vehicle) $20.0

This pricing does not apply to group tours and vans with a capacity of more than seven passengers.

Fee: Entry fee (per motorcycle) $15.0

Fee: Entry fee (per pedestrian or cyclist) $10.0

Located at the junction of two rivers, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park also sits at the junction of nature and history. Beautiful hiking trails that lead visitors through some of the most beautiful views of the Shenandoah Valley also allow for exploration of battlefields and important historical sites. From awe-inspiring overlooks to living history museums that serve to entertain as well as educate, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is a perfect addition to any RV road trip.