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Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

. Description:  Most famous as the site of John Brown's raid, today Park Service facilities and museums occupy the lower streets of town, giving way to commercial and residential activity.  Numerous private and public museums explain various aspects of the industrial and military past of the town.  
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Fillmore Street
PO Box 65
Harpers Ferry WV  25425

Parent Organization:
National Park Service
Phone 304 535-6223
Visitor Center 304 535-6298
National Park Service
Date(s) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Cavalier Heights Visitor Center 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5
Season Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, NY Day
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Tickets good for 3 days     $6 per single private vehicle with < 7 people   by reservation
Special Fees: $4 per person arriving by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle
Additional Group Info:  304 535-6299
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What kind of visit you can have: Visitor center is on a hill outside of the lower town.  Park there, take a shuttle in.  Buildings managed by the Park Service are mostly in the lower town.  Other military and natural history sites are in the hills overlooking the town.    
Big Events: Suggested Stay: lower town 3-6 hours
Period 18th to 20th centuries Type of Site Town
Buildings: 56 historic buildings including Harper House, Master Armorer's House, Stagecoach Inn, John Brown's Fort, and numerous buildings converted to museums on industrial, African-American, John Brown, and Natural history.  Several features audio-visual presentations.
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Harper's Ferry National Historic Park  Museum
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Carriage Inn 417 E Washington Street
Charles Town WV  25414
304 728-8003
Gilbert House B&B PO Box 1104
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-0637
Harpers Ferry Guest House 800 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry WV  25425
304 535-6955
Hillbrook Inn Summit Point Road
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-4223
Stowell Galleries 769 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry WV  25425
304 535-6693
Washington House Inn 216 S George Street
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-7923
Mecklenburg Inn 128 E German Street
Sheperdstown WV 25443
304 876-2126
Piper House B&B 5537 Sharpsburg Pike
Sharpsburg MD 21782
301 797-1862
Thomas Sheperd Inn 300 W German Street
Sheperdstown WV 25443
304 876-3715
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Budget Inn 401 North Mildred Street
Ranson WV 25438
304 725-1447
Circle Motel 208 South Mildred Street
Charles Town WV 25414
304 725-7514
Cliffside Inn & Conference Center US Highway 340 W
Harpers Ferry WV  25425
304 535-6302
Comfort Inn Harpers Ferry Route 340
Harpers Ferry WV  25425
Hilltop House Hotel 400 E Ridge Street
Harpers Ferry WV  25425
304 535-2132
Night Inn 907 E Washington Street
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-2041
Northgate Inn 188 Patrick Henry Way
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-1402
Towne House Motor Lodge 549 E Washington Street
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-8441
Turf Motel 608 E Washington Street
Charles Town WV  25414
304 725-2081
Hillside Motel 19105 Keep Tryst Road
Knoxville MD 21758
301 834-8144
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