Attractions

Park in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Historic buildings and museums are accessible to those with passes, which can be found, along with parking and shuttles, north of town at the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Visitor Center off Hwy 340. Parking …
Natural Feature in Harpers Ferry

The Point

At the southern end of Potomac St, just a few steps from the lower town, take in a view of three states – Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia – from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
Museum in Harpers Ferry

John Brown Museum

Across from Arsenal Sq and one of the park's museums, this three-room gallery gives a fine overview (through videos and period relics) of the events surrounding John Brown's famous raid.
Museum in Harpers Ferry

John Brown Wax Museum

Not to be confused with the National Park–run museum, this private wax museum is a kitschy (and rather overpriced) attraction that pays tribute to the man who led an ill-conceived slave rebellion here. The exhibits …
Museum in Harpers Ferry

Black Voices: African American History

Part of the national park, this worthwhile, interactive exhibit has narrated stories of hardships and hard-won victories by African Americans from the times of enslavement through the Civil Rights era. Across the st…
Natural Feature in Harpers Ferry

Jefferson Rock

A slab of rock marks the spot where the woods open up to a fine river vista. Known as Jefferson Rock, the formation is named for President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson stopped here in 1783 and had this to say about t…
Historic Site in Harpers Ferry

Storer College Campus

Founded immediately after the Civil War, Storer College grew from a one-room schoolhouse for freed slaves to a respected college open to all races and creeds. It closed in 1955. You can freely wander the historic ca…
Historic Site in Harpers Ferry

Master Armorer’s House

Among the free sites in the historic district, this 1858 house explains how rifle technology developed here went on to revolutionize the firearms industry. Has a small information center and helpful exhibits about t…
Museum in Harpers Ferry

Storer College & Niagara Movement

Part of the national park, this small exhibit gives an overview of the groundbreaking educational center at Storer College and the Niagara movement that formed in its wake.