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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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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. 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.

The story of Harpers Ferry is more than one event, one date, or one individual. It involves a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. 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.

Start your visit at the Visitor Center, located on Cavalier Heights about one mile west of the Shenandoah River bridge just off U.S. Route 340. The Visitor Center is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Entrance Fees

Your park entrance fees support park preservation, education, and maintenance. They are valid for three consecutive days, beginning on date of purchase, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Entrance passes are required in all park areas and fees are payable at Cavalier Heights Entrance Station, Bolivar Heights, Maryland Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at Cavalier Heights.

Vehicle Pass - $6.00 per single, private vehicle (excludes group tours and 7+ passenger vans –group fees

Individual Pass - $4.00 per person arriving on foot, bicycle, or motorcycle (or $5.00 per immediate family).

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