Membership

People at Harpers Ferry transformed us.

People at Harpers Ferry preserved it for us.

People in our future will determine Harpers Ferry’s destiny or demise.

-Confluence: Harpers Ferry as Destiny (2019).


By the People, For the People: The Harpers Ferry Park Association exists to enhance your experience at your national park! 

When you become a member, you help sponsor creative, educational programs, promote scholarly research and publications, and empower us to aid important preservation projects. We’ve been doing this for fifty years! Won’t you join us?

 

 Best Value: Annual membership plus a 12-month park pass for just $55!


You’ll receive all the benefits of HFPA membership, plus a year of free access to all fee areas (including parking lots) in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (normally a $60 combined value). 

Daily entrance fees at Harpers Ferry are now $20, so this membership quickly pays for itself! This is a perfect deal for those who visit multiple times a year and want to help support the park they love.


Need less, or want to do more? Membership starts at just $35.

See membership levels below to view all options.


Member Benefits

As thanks for your support, we’re pleased to provide the following benefits to all members:


  • 15% discount on every item in the park bookshop, every day
  • Discount at national park shops around the country
  • Discounted tickets and early registration for unique fundraisers like our Historic Cocktails Workshop
  • Discounted admission and early registration for educational workshops like our blacksmith, painting, and candy-making programs
  • Subscription to The View, our quarterly newsletter featuring events, volunteer opportunities, and researched articles
  • Invitation to Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic
  • Tax-deductible membership dues and giving opportunities
  • Additional members-only sales throughout the year
  • Monthly e-newsletter with the most up-to-date information on events in Harpers Ferry
  • A special pin and decal for first-time members
 

Membership Levels


$35 - Peregrine


Industry and nature collided at Harpers Ferry. War and floods ruined industry, but nature rebounded, inspiring this town’s resilience. The peregrine falcon (“peregrine” meaning pilgrim or wanderer) came close to extinction by the 1970s. Thanks to the efforts of conservationists and the National Park Service, these magnificent birds also rebounded, and currently wander back to the cliffside of Maryland Heights in the spring and early summer. We thank all of our members who wander back to Harpers Ferry to see us!

  • All basic benefits

$55 - Wayfarer


“In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks.” These words of John Muir come true for all those who hike the trails of Harper Ferry National Historical Park. A Great Blue Heron. Fields of Virginia bluebells. Once defended forts. The hidden ruins of a factory long extinct. A Wayfarer membership supports the conservation of these treasures and more.

  • All basic benefits
  • Please let us know if you're an educator!
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Pass ($35 Value)

$75 - Marmion


The Marmion family could have “skedaddled” when war came to Harpers Ferry in 1861, but Dr. Nicholas Marion, his wife Lydia, and 8 of their 14 children remained. Daughter Annie, 8 years old at the time of war, later wrote a manuscript that provided historians a valuable account of the trials faced by civilians during the war. While braving threats of starvation and bombardment, Dr. Marmion cared for civilians, soldiers, and contraband slaves. This membership honors all of the families of Harpers Ferry that inspire us with their resilience and grit.

  • All basic benefits
  • Please let us know if you're an educator!
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Pass ($35 Value)
  • NPS-themed game or B.A.R.K. Ranger product

$100 - Lockwood


With a stunning view of the water gap, the Lockwood House sits as a crown jewel of Harpers Ferry. A witness to war and reformation, it is now a testament to the importance of historic preservation in our public lands. This membership supports our mission to support the park’s interpretive and educational programs and provide aid to conservation and preservation projects.

  • All basic benefits
  • Please let us know if you're an educator!
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Pass ($35 Value)
  • Special Harpers Ferry Gift
  • Recognition in newsletter and annual meeting
  • $65 Tax Deduction

$250 - Shenandoah


Walking along the banks of the Shenandoah in 1783, Thomas Jefferson mused on the “war between rivers and mountains that must have shaken the earth itself to its centre.” Indeed, this “riot and tumult” in nature set the stage for dramatic acts in American’s history. Stroll the Shenandoah River banks today and find hints of what the rivers brought to Harpers Ferry and what they took away.

  • All basic benefits
  • Please let us know if you're an educator!
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Pass ($35 Value)
  • Special Harpers Ferry Gift
  • Recognition in newsletter and annual meeting
  • Private guided tour for up to 7 people
  • $135 Tax Deduction
  • Extra Member Card

$500 - Potomac


The rivers and mountains at Harpers Ferry have empowered and imperiled its occupants for centuries. The rivers brought settlers here, kept Robert Harper here, and convinced George Washington that Harpers Ferry was “the most eligible spot on the Patowmack River” for a federal armory. The rivers brought John Brown, Lee and McClellan, and millions of visitors who seek history, knowledge, and recreation. The Potomac River membership is for those who treasure this place and our work to tell its story for the generations that will follow.

  • All basic benefits
  • Please let us know if you're an educator!
  • Nationwide Annual Park Pass ($80 Value)
  • Special Harpers Ferry Gift
  • Recognition in newsletter and annual meeting
  • Private guided tour for up to 7 people
  • $340 Tax Deduction
  • Extra Member Card
  • Plaque for businesses

$1,000 - Golden Anniversary Benefactor


  • All basic benefits
  • Out-of-print rare book, Riot and Tumult
  • Recognition in newsletter and annual meeting
  • Private guided tour for up to 7 people
  • Special Anniversary Reception
  • Name recognition on a special plaque to be displayed at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

2021 Membership Application


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