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Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace

Experience this yuletide event from the war that determined the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved people.

Fall Foliage Walk

Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath the leaves.

Fall Foliage Walk

Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath the leaves.

Roeder’s Tavern Cider Making

Learn the time-honored tradition of preserving harvest-time apples by making cider.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

Reacting to the Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines

John Brown attacked Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859 and was captured two days later by the US Marines. Volunteers of the USMC Historical Company relive the scene and the all-important reactions to the raid.

History of Archeology at Harpers Ferry

Learn how archeology has influenced our knowledge of history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

Niagara Movement Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort

Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara during this commemorative walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in 1906. A 10am memorial service follows at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

“I Will Follow Them to the Death”: Sheridan’s Soldiers, 1864

See Harpers Ferry as the staging ground for Union General Philip Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign during the summer of 1864.

Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort

Living history staff and volunteers portray the medical and relief efforts provided to soldiers during the Civil War.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

17th Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert

The concert commemorates Don Redman, the internationally acclaimed and influential 1920 graduate of Storer College, and honors living legends of jazz. The concert features 2018 Honorees, Billy Hart and Bobby Watson, along with the Howard Burns Quartet. The program also features music by the 2018 Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Scholars.

FILM: John Brown’s Holy War

John Brown was seen as a farmer, warrior, family man, avenger, and inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. From witnessing brutality against a slave boy as a child to his execution after raiding the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, this film takes a closer look at this complex man.

Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers

Special exhibits and programs highlight the establishment and technology of the Harpers Ferry Armory.

Loudoun Heights Hike

Join park rangers for a 8-mile round trip, 5-hour, hike to Split Rock, learning about the history of the mountain along the way. This is a strenuous hike and proper footwear is required. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required by calling 304-535-6038.

Freedoms Run

An Event for Health and Heritage, helping promote healthy lifestyles, walking and biking paths, and more involvement in the nearby national parks. Schedule: 5:30am - 6:00am: Shuttles to Marathon Start from Shepherd University Wellness Center 6:00 - 8:30am: Race Day Registration for Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run 7:30am: Marathon start (Harpers Ferry) 8:30am: Half Marathon start (intersection of German St and King St Shepherdstown) 8:50am: 10K start (German St, Shepherdstown) 9:00am: 5K start (German St, Shepherdstown) 11:00am: Kids Run Start (Intersection of King St and High St, Shepherdstown 10:00am After Party Begins at Bavarian Inn 12:00noon: Awards at Bavariann Inn

Rivers Studio & Gallery Exhibit Reception: Impermanence

Ceramic Artist Joy Bridy explores questions of permanence in our lives. Through sculptures using native clay and weathered wood, she investigates the connection with our natural environment. Join us for an opening reception on June 30th from 6pm-8pm. Artist talk from 5:30-6pm. The exhibition runs through August 11th.