Harpers Ferry National Historic Park


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Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Address:PO Box 65
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:304-535-6029
Fax:304-535-6244
Web: www.nps.gov/hafe/
Size: 3,646 acres.
Established: Authorized as a national monument on June 30, 1944; changed to national historical park on May 29, 1963.
Location:Along US 340, 65 miles west of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland. The site encompasses portions of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museums, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, guided tours.
Special Features:Because of its strategic location at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, this town changed hands eight times during the Civil War. John Brown's raid took place here in 1859.

See other parks in West Virginia.
References in periodicals archive ?
(60.) James Robinson, undated article, HFNM file number 1870, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. See also Gozdzik, "A Historic Resource Study for Storer College, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia," 67
According to a National Park Service brochure, during the first years of the college's existence "residents of Harpers Ferry tried everything from slander and vandalism to pulling political strings in their efforts to shut down the school." Harpers Ferry National Historic Park brochure, "Storer College" (2000); "Obituary of Nathan Cook Brackett," Lewiston (Maine) Daily Sun, July 10, 1910; Alfred Mongin, "A College in Secessia: The Early Years of Storer College," West Virginia History 23, no.
According to the author's interview with Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Chief of Interpretation Bruce Nobel, Feb.