Step back into the past and join us on living history event weekends, special events, and other park programs throughout the year! These events range in topic from the War of 1812 and 19th century farming to Civil War medicine and artillery demostrations.

HFPA 50th Anniversary


In 2021, the Harpers Ferry Park Association will commemorate 50 years of providing aid and support to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The commemoration will feature monthly hikes and special programs and events that aim to honor our loyal members and leadership, celebrate our accomplishments, grow our membership, generate funds, and most importantly, set a vision for the future. Our goal is to create an experience that will 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.


Living history and historic trades rangers, in partnership with the Harpers Ferry Park Association, offer workshops throughout the year which focus upon 19th century trades and skills. Workshops may include cooking, blacksmithing, tin-making, or gardening.


***COVID-19 Update***

Harpers Ferry Certified Guided Tours have returned to the field and are conducting tours. To protect the wellbeing of our employees and help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are maintaining social distancing, using masks, and conducting our tours caravan style. To book a tour, please reserve your tour online or call the Harpers Ferry Park Association Bookshop at 304-535-6881. Walk-in “Day Of” tours are still unavailable.


Information about National Park Service operations can be found at www.nps.gov/hafe.

Offered in cooperation with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The standard tour is 2.5 hours in length and includes visits to significant historic locations that tell the story of geography and natural history, the John Brown Raid and the Civil War, Meriwether Lewis at Harpers Ferry, Storer College, the Niagara Movement, transportation, waterpower and industry.