Our Mission

The mission of the Harpers Ferry Park Association is to enhance the visitor experience at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park by supporting the park’s interpretive and educational programs and providing aid to conservation and preservation projects.


Our Vision

Our vision is to connect park visitors to the natural beauty, unique history, and cultural heritage of Harpers Ferry and to inspire present and future generations of park supporters and advocates.


Who We Are

Harpers Ferry Park Association (HFPA) is one of over 100 cooperating associations serving the National Park Service (NPS). These associations provide high-quality, NPS-approved publications, maps, videos, theme-related merchandise, and educational programs to help visitors understand the natural and cultural significance of our national parks.

Established in 1971 as the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, our not-for-profit organization has provided over $3 million in aid to enhance the interpretive and educational programs of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the National Park Service. [Learn more about our history in our 40th Anniversary Perspective.]

HFPA is a membership organization with supporters throughout the United States. It is governed by an eleven-member board of directors elected by its membership. A membership meeting is held annually [View our 2020 Minutes and the Year-in-Review Presentation]. Membership benefits include a discount on Bookshop items (reciprocal at most national park sales outlets), special membership activities, and our newsletter, The View. [Learn how to become a member to support Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.]


Learn more about our Board of Directors.

Learn more about cooperating associations and the non-profit partners of America's Public Lands.