Greetings from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Gotta start them young! This was actually this little lady’s second Harpers Ferry excursion, but this time we brought the extended family, hiked up Maryland Heights, and enjoyed an incredible sunset by the river. We talked to her about the history of this incredible place and I showed her where I did some volunteer work a few years ago. I hope she soaks in every second and is ready to explore more parks as she grows!

Sincerely,
Brynne

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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