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



March 31, 2019 – 09:00 PM

Flip Flop Four-Course Progressive Dinner

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March 30, 2019 – 03:30 PM

Women in the Ferry

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April 6, 2019 – 07:00 PM

Harpers Ferry Volksmarch

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April 26, 2019

Flip Flop Festival

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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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First Zion Baptist Church Restoration Project

The Foundation has purchased First Zion Baptist Church on W. Ridge Street in Harpers Ferry in order to preserve the building 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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2018 48th 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 Nov 30-Dec 2. Sat-Sun Dec 8-9.

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.  Thanks to the generosity of neighbors and visitors, the Foundation raised $60,000 to assist those impacted by the fire. To date, approximately $45,000 has been dispersed to provide direct assistance.  Residual claims can be submitted to harpersferryfoundation@gmail.com.

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