Located at the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park overflows with both natural beauty and historical significance. During the Civil War, the town of Harpers Ferry changed hands eight times between 1861 and 1865 as Confederate and Union troops passed through the area using the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about these and other milestones in American history while taking part in adventurous activities throughout the park’s 3,645 acres.
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More than 70 percent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s land is forested, creating habitats for a variety of plants and animals. Visitors might spot a groundhog, raccoon, or Virginia opossum in the park’s vegetation!
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park hosts a series of historic trade workshops where visitors can take part in dressmaking, blacksmithing, and even 19th century butter making. The park also has more than 20 miles of hiking trails, where you can follow in the footsteps of prior explorers when you climb to the top of mountain ridges and explore Civil War battlefields.
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Content updated June 15, 2016