Places to visit in Harpers Ferry

Most people that come to explore Harpers Ferry choose to do it with an organized group tour, though you can easily do a day trip to the historic town of Harpers Ferry all by yourself. Below, we've rounded up a list of top places to visit in Harpers Ferry:

Harpers Ferry National Park

Harpers Ferry National Park is the main reason people come to visit the town and you can truly spend an entire day as the park is huge!
Places to visit in Harpers Ferry

You can enjoy watching short movies at the visitor’s center, checking out the museums on Shenandoah Street, as well as enjoying a guided tour with a park’s ranger to visit historical sites such as John Brown’s Fort and Jefferson Rock.

Harpers Ferry National Park also boasts a ton of trails such as Maryland Heights Stone Fort Trail which passes through old fort remnants.

If you want to check out more old landmarks, there is the Shenandoah Pulp Mill ruin and Randolph Foot Bridge in Virginius Island.

Harpers Ferry national park also hosts many events throughout the year such as civil war reenactments and special summer events such as campfire programs, civil war tours, and guided hikes to recreate historic events such as John Brown’s raid.

John Brown Wax Museum

John Brown Wax Museum is another of the top places to visit in Harpers Ferry, especially if you wan to learn about the story of John Brown and the raid the took place in Harpers Ferry in an interactive way.

O’ Be JoyFull Shop

O’ Be JoyFull Shop is another popular place in Harpers Ferry where you can book inexpensive walking tours of the town such as the popular ghost tour of Harpers Ferry.

Appalachian Trail Visitor Center

If you’re visiting Harpers Ferry to hike the Appalachain Trail for the first time, you’ll want to pass by the Appalachian Trail Visitor Center before you start your trek.

You’ll be able to meet up other hikers and talk to staff about the Appalachain Trail regarding best hiking routes, trail updates and hiking basics.

The Haunted Cottage/Booth House

The Haunted Cottage/Booth House is one of the most popular places to visit in Harpers Ferry for a ghost tour as the house is said to be haunted.

If you enjoy haunted tours, you'll enjoy following the ghost hunter around the haunted areas of the house, listen to clips and voices of ghosts.

Harper's Ferry Flea Market

If you’re visiting Harpers Ferry on the weekend, se sure to past by Harper's Ferry Flea Market, which is located right off route 340 (on the way to Charles Town).

Harper's Ferry Flea Market is a huge market and one of the most popular ones to visit in West Virginia. This market not only sells lots of collectibles, but also antique guns and rifles.

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