What We Do

"Bud [James] Robertson and I think that your book store is the best we have ever seen at a U.S. historical site."

-- Stephen B. Oates

What We Do
  • HFPA provides visitor information assistance and helps fund park public education programs, living history events, and publications.
  • HFPA sponsors Historic Trades Workshops that allow visitors to experience 19th century life. 
  • HFPA publishes a quarterly newsletter, The View, which features park and association news.
  • In partnership with the town of Harpers Ferry and the park, HFPA supports the annual Olde Tyme Christmas event.
  • HFPA provides aid to the park’s Cultural Resources division for the procurement of museum collection items and preservation projects.
“The National Park Bookstore at Harpers Ferry” opened on the corner of Shenandoah and High streets in 1971. Now located in the former Stagecoach Inn on Shenandoah Street (built ca. 1824), the Park Bookshop offers over 3,000 book titles—plus music, art, gifts, and toys—to help visitors understand Harpers Ferry’s unique place in history.

The nationally-acclaimed Park Bookshop is the heart of Harpers Ferry Park Association. Whether a student, teacher, hiker, historian, nature lover, or every day visitor, we’re certain you will find something to take with you to remember your time in Harpers Ferry. All purchases directly benefit the interpretive and educational programs of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

In partnership with the National Park Service and notable journalists, scholars, and historians, HFPA has published several titles relating to Harpers Ferry and its history. Click here to explore our publications.