“West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home to the country roads.” If you know this John Denver song, you know he was quite fond of West Virginia, and there are plenty of reasons why. John Denver didn’t just sing about places he loved for no reason. They meant something to him, and West Virginia was indeed one of those locations.

History

We can’t blame him either. In fact, we want to highlight one particular town in West Virginia. This town is not only one of the most popular for visitors, but also one of the most historical destinations – Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry is also home to a National Historical Park full of 19th-century buildings. In addition, a Civil War Museum and John Brown’s Fort, a landmark in a 1859 abolitionist raid.

Harpers Ferry

Attractions & Activities

One of the other main attractions in Harper’s Ferry is the outdoor activities – such as hiking. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is well-known as one of the most popular and best walking parks in the country. The views are unlike anything else and paired with the rich history surrounding the area; all visitors are in for a memorable experience. There are several trails to choose from that provide extraordinary views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Potomac and Shenandoah river valleys which undoubtedly add up a real one-of-a-kind hiking experience. The National Park encompasses around 4,000 acres in West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

The Quaint Town

Aside from the beautiful National Park, be sure to pay a visit to the history, a quiet little community near the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Take a walk amongst the quaint streets and indulge in the museums, shops, exhibits, battlefields and all else that surrounds the town. Harper’s Ferry is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway; there is something for everyone here. Discovering this small town is great for adults, as well and children and families. You won’t run out of things to do, places to go and sights to see. 

Houses in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Are you planning a trip to Harper’s Ferry? Have you ever been there? We would love to hear about your experience, feel free to drop us a line or if you’re planning a trip, be sure to visit their visitor site here

 

Harpers Ferry