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Stories and Tips Harpers Ferry

Living History at Harpers Ferry

Written by BawBaw on 11 Sep, 2007

The small riverside town of Harpers Ferry is located a mere 6 miles down the road from my front door. In fact, I've been a frequent visitor to Harpers Ferry for a good deal longer than I've lived behind my front door. One would therefore…Read More

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Travel in History's Footsteps along the C&O Canal

Written by Idler on 11 Jul, 2005

I’ve always felt a special connection to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, taking in some of the most beautiful and historical sights of this part of the country en route. I live only 4 miles away from…Read More

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Fingering the past at Harpers Ferry Flea Market

Written by Idler on 16 Jun, 2003

"I never saw so much expression in an inanimate thing before, and we all know how much expression they have!" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper" On a recent visit to Harpers Ferry, we passed by the flea market held each weekend at the junction of Rt.…Read More

The town of Harper's Ferry

Written by Timone on 21 May, 2002

The bus from the parking lot stops at Shenandoah Street where there is a renovated blacksmith's store and a general store. There are guides in period costume to explain the area. Around the corner on High Street is a display on local African American history…Read More

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Additional Photos

Written by Kim M. on 01 Feb, 2003

Here are some additional photos of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The most commonly known piece of Harpers Ferry history is that it was the site of John Brown's famous raid in 1859. Planning to arm and free slaves, John Brown and his accomplices hoped…Read More

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Rail Access

Written by Kim M. on 12 Jan, 2003

Harpers Ferry has been a railroad town for ages. The rails still run through here, and you can see several freight trains on any given day. The MARC commuter line runs Monday through Friday with two a.m. and two p.m. trains making the trip between…Read More

Other Activities and Info.

Written by Kim M. on 09 Jan, 2003

River rafting, canoeing, and kayaking are also available in the Harpers Ferry area. There are several outfitters that provide these services, and a stop at the Tourist Information Center off of route 340 can be helpful in getting information. Some also enjoy tubing on their…Read More

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Gods and Generals

Written by Kim M. on 09 Jan, 2003

Harpers Ferry was recently used as one of many filming locations for the upcoming movie Gods and Generals. Directed by Ron Maxwell, this movie focuses on the generals of the Civil War and includes actors such as Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, and Stephen Lang. The…Read More

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