Greetings from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

As an historian, I value the historic parks as well as the recreational and scenic parks. The National Park Service does a wonderful job of interpreting and preserving these national treasures … while fighting for adequate funding

Sincerely,
STANFORD

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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