Trails Less Traveled: Where They Lived - A Tour of Armory Worker Homes


As the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry grew, new workers needed new houses, but real estate in the Lower Town was limited. Building up the hill became a solution for many. Hear some of that story and take a walking tour of Armory Houses in the Camp Hill neighborhood of Harpers Ferry’s Registered Historic District. Listen as some town residents share stories of their 19th-century homes.

Ed Wheeless is a software engineer in his day job. But his passion as a Harpers Ferry resident is serving as the chair of the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation. He formerly chaired the Historic Landmarks Commission for the town and operated a bed and breakfast out of his home on Camp Hill.

Park and meet at the Old Shipley School parking lot (below Curtis Freewill Baptist Church at 850 Fillmore St., Harpers Ferry). The walk will include some hills and uneven sidewalks. We will not be entering houses.

Proceeds from this program benefit the Harpers Ferry Park Association’s ongoing mission of supporting the park’s interpretive and educational programs and providing aid to conservation and preservation projects.

($10 Donation Per Person)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are limited spaces available. Registration is required. We also require masks and social distancing measures to keep our guides and visitors safe.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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