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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Free Visitor Guides



June 30, 2017 – 08:00 PM

Rivers Studio and Gallery Opening Reception

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Get the "Visit Harpers Ferry and Bolivar" app for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. We are pleased to offer this new technology to our visitors which will allow them to have constantly updated information about accommodations, restaurants, shopping, recreational and entertainment opportunities, historical and cultural sites, and events



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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Veterans Day - Nov. 11, 2016 - is a fee-free day!

Date:   November 11, 2015

Entrance to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is free on Veterans Day.

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First Zion Baptist Church Restoration Project

The Foundation plans to purchase and preserve the Zion Baptist Church on W. Ridge Street in Harpers Ferry for future use as cultural center for Harpers Ferry and Bolivar. The site will also serve a significant role in interpreting history. 

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Summer Tour Schedule

SUMMER SCHEDULE (May 30 to Aug 16).  

Nine different tours.  Several every day.      

Civil War to Civil Rights (Sun, Fri 10 am)

Harpers Ferry in Civil War (Tu,Th Fr 1 pm)

Hike To the River (Sat 10 am)

H Ferry From Top Down (Su,We,Fr 11 am)

Battlefield in a Box (Mon, Wed 1 pm)

Harp Ferry Place in History (Tu,Th 11 am)

John Brown's Legacy (Mon, Sat 11 am)

John Brown's Raid (Wed, Thu, Fri 2 pm)

Footsteps of John Brown

(Jun 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 9 10:30 am)

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2016 46th 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 2-4. Sat-Sun Dec 10-11.

Lower Town Fire Recovery Information

The historic Harpers Ferry Commercial Business District suffered a significant loss by fire on Thursday, 23 July 2015, affecting four privately owned properties, nine businesses, two tenants, and 45 displaced employees.  A special page has been created containing information related to the fire recovery, including who to contact, how to donate, and what resources may be available.  Visit this useful page by clicking here. New information will be posted as it becomes available.

Woman's Club Raffle

The Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry West Virginia is raffling off a beautiful dollhouse full of furniture.  Proceeds go to the many charitable causes supported by the Woman’s Club. Each ticket is $5 or you can buy 5 tickets for $20.  The total number of tickets sold is limited to 300 tickets, in an effort to give each ticket holder a pretty good chance to win. The drawing will be held by the first week of December.   To buy tickets, contact Laurel at  Phone:  304-506-2890 or  email:  lgdrake77@hotmail.com with your phone number and we will get you entered in the raffle.