Harpers Ferry Park Association

***COVID-19 Update: The HFPA Bookshop in Lower Town is closed until further notice. We are processing online orders  at this time. Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times! For the safety of the public and park staff, all public buildings, restrooms, and the transportation system at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park remain closed.

Due to the current health crisis and the closure of parking both in the national park and in the town of Harpers Ferry, we will be suspending our certified guide program. We will reassess the situation at that time. Also, if changes in parking restrictions and/or social distancing change, we will certainly re-address the situation.***


There is nothing so American as our national parks.”   

— Franklin D. Roosevelt


3 States, 2 Rivers, 1 Park


At the majestic confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers—where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet—Harpers Ferry National Historical Park encompasses 4,000 acres of parkland, including battlefields, 20 miles of hiking, and a restored historic district with exhibits and museums. Here you can hike, bike or stroll the quaint streets, see a living history demonstration, attend a workshop, or enjoy a guided tour. Whether you like history, nature or recreation, you will love Harpers Ferry.

Since 1971, the Harpers Ferry Park Association (formerly Historical Association) has been committed to enhancing the visitor experience at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Through our product and programs, we connect visitors to the unique and engaging stories of this small American town. Please explore our website to discover who we are, what we offer, and how you can support this national park.



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