Harpers Ferry and Bolivar are two tiny 19th century villages, side-by-side, which lie at the eastern-most point of West Virginia, bordered by the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park surrounds both towns, providing visitors with tours, museums, hiking and biking trails --- all within easy walking distance of the living history villages. Today, the majestic beauty of the two rivers and the cliffs surrounding Harpers Ferry draw visitors from all over the world. The Appalachian Trail goes right through the heart of town. Boutique shops offer a variety of beautiful items for our visitors and local eateries can satisfy the palate. Local outfitters can help with rafting, tubing or kayaking trips. As the eastern gateway to West Virginia, Harpers Ferry beckons visitors from near and far.  Journey back into history and to historical Harpers Ferry and Bolivar again and again....

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April 1, 2015

Done Sprung.  Paintings by Janice Schaeffer and Jean Kellogg.

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April 15, 2015

Fifth Annual Art and Earth Berkeley Art Works Exhibit

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April 16, 2015 – 09:00 PM

West Virginia GeoExplorer Project workshop

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April 17, 2015 – 09:30 PM

11th Annual Left of the Bank

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Offering a wide variety of activities for individuals and families. Explore museums and exhibits, hike to overlooks or along Civil War skirmish lines, join a ranger-guided tour or sign-up for a living history workshop. Shop at the Harpers Ferry Historical Association's Bookshop.

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4th Annual Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Community Art Walk

April 25, 2015 — April 26, 2015.  We have a number of businesses and artists that will be displaying artwork from Bolivar to the Lower Town in Harpers Ferry. Walk along the tree-lined streets, take in historic views, check out the art and enjoy everything the two towns have to offer. 

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45th Annual Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas

Experience a traditional Christmas celebration, as quaintly decorated streets come alive for the holiday season. Live entertainment, children’s activities, and extended shopping hours. Fri-Sun Dec 5-7. Sat-Sun Dec 13-14.