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



July 10, 2015

25th Annual Contemporary American Theatre Festival

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August 1, 2015 – 11:30 AM

Flowing Through Time: Hike to the River

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August 1, 2015 – 11:45 AM

John Brown: Monuments and Mythology

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August 1, 2015

Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

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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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Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Aug 1 and 2, 2015

Location:  Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Join the members of the parks artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. Demonstrations at 12, 1, and 2 pm.

Buses run to Bolivar Heights from the parking lot of the National Park.

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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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2015 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 4-6. Sat-Sun Dec 12-13.