Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Harpers Ferry Information

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Harpers Ferry is about more than just one date or individual, but a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, John Brown, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Frederick Douglass are just a few of the prominent individuals who left their mark on this place.

Harpers Ferry witnessed the first successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States.

Tubman, the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor, risked her life repeatedly to guide nearly 70 enslaved people to freedom in the North.

Making an Impact

Visiting Harpers Ferry

Map of the Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
P.O. Box 65
Harpers Ferry , WV

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A row of cannons with mountains in the distance
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