What We Do

 
  • The association provides visitor information assistance and helps fund park public education programs, living history events, and publications.
  • The association publishes the “Harpers Ferry Heritage Trail.”
  • The association publishes a quarterly newsletter, The View, which features park and association news.
  • In partnership with the town of Harpers Ferry and the park, the association supports the annual OldeTyme Christmas event.
  • The association provides aid to the park’s Cultural Resources division for the procurement of museum collection items and preservation projects.

 

Bookshop


“The National Park Bookstore at Harpers Ferry Center” 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 HFPA. 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.

 

Publications


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 on the images below to learn more.

 

A Walker's Guide to Harpers Ferry cover   Harpers Ferry Under Fire cover  Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare cover

John Brown's Raid cover  Towpath Guide to the C&O Canal cover "To Emancipate the Mind and Soul" cover

 Waterpower cover The Upper Potomac in the Civil War cover The Harpers Ferry Anthology cover