Greetings from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

We visited most of the big Parks out West from our home in Arizona as the kids were growing up. Now our son and daughter-in-law live in Maryland and we visit the historical parks back East. We had such a great time at the beautiful Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park last September. See us standing in front of the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Last April we had the visit of a lifetime to Gettysburg National Historical Park, where we hired a historian through the Park. He drove us in our car for three hours and gave us a spectacular rendering of the battle that took place in 1863. Utterly remarkable. The landscapes, animal and plant life, geology, history, and more of our Parks is spectacular.


Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

As a vital early American town, Harpers Ferry has been the site of a number of historical events. It was a point of supply for Meriwether Lewis’s Corps of Discovery, the site of John Brown’s abolitionist raid in 1859, a key Civil War battlefield, and the meeting place for the Niagara Movement, a 1906 gathering of civil rights leaders. Its position at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers not only set the stage for such historic events but also makes the park a haven for rare native plants.

State(s): Maryland Virginia, West Virginia,

Established: 1944

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