Fast Facts About Harpers Ferry West Virginia
Harpers Ferry West Virginia is nestled at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, where the states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. The town is small (307 residents in 2000), but rich in history. The Harpers Ferry Historic District includes the entire town, much of which is designated Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, where many small museums are housed in original buildings.
The town is best known for abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the Armory in 1859, which was a major catalyst for the Civil War. As headquarters for the Appalachian Trail, Harpers Ferry West Virginia is a natural for recreation: hiking, biking, rafting, canoeing or tubing are all popular pastimes. For antique-lovers, the Harpers Ferry flea market is a popular attraction on spring, summer and fall weekends along hwy US 340.
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