From the time that the Potomac and Shenandoah valleys were home to Native peoples, to the American Revolution and the early years of our nation – and from the Civil War and the fight against slavery, to the Niagara Movement and the struggle for equality – Harpers Ferry’s mountains and rivers have served as a scenic backdrop to key events in American history. In our own time, our area offers great recreational opportunities to the modern visitor.
For history buffs, the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, with sections at either end of town, is the place to begin. Other historic sites within an hour of us are Antietam, South Mountain, Winchester, Monocacy, and Gettysburg.
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park – https://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm
Antietam – https://www.nps.gov/anti/index.htm
South Mountain – https://www.battlefields.org/visit/battlefields/south-mountain-battlefield
Winchester – https://www.battlefields.org/visit/battlefields/third-winchester-battlefield
Monocacy – https://www.nps.gov/mono
Gettysburg – https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm
For outdoors enthusiasts, the Appalachian Trail and the (bicycle-friendly) C&O Canal Towpath both pass through here. Entertaining river adventures can be had in season, courtesy of River Riders, River and Trail Outfitters, and the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy – https://appalachiantrail.org/our-work/about-us/contact-us/harpers-ferry-visitor-center/
C&O Canal Towpath – https://www.nps.gov/pohe/planyourvisit/c-o-canal-towpath.htm
River Riders – https://www.riverriders.com/
River & Trail Outfitters – https://www.rivertrail.com/
Harpers Ferry Adventure Center – https://harpersferryadventurecenter.com/
Cantuta Inn * B & B
1117 Washington Street,
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
EEUU – USA
Tel. 1: (+304) 535-9978