Nestled in the northern edge of the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley, Harpers Ferry and Bolivar are an easy drive from the Washington-Baltimore area.

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    Parking is restricted in Lower Town Harpers Ferry in order to maintain the 18th and 19th century historical appearance of the town. Visitors who travel here by car can arrange parking through the National Park Service (NPS). Parking is available at the Cavalier Heights Entrance Station, Bolivar Heights, Maryland Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. A shuttle bus is available from the Cavalier Heights Entrance Station. The NPS operates this shuttle from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the summer and 5:45 p.m. in the winter. They are open year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year Day holidays. Please refer to the NPS website for further information.


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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:   October 10-11, 2015

Time:  1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

On Saturday and Sunday October 10th and 11th, Harpers Ferry Park's Living History staff and volunteers of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery Battery D will present federal artillery demonstrations on the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson's capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.  Visitors are invited to witness the power of the Federal artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. A military camp will be open for visitation on the Bolivar Heights Battlefield from 11am to 4pm.

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