"A SCENE WORTH A VOYAGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC" Harpers Ferry National Historical Park by dtownkitty


Harpers Ferry is a place that can satisfy many different interests. There is beautiful scenery, lots of opportunity for outdoor activities, and is rich in its history with many historical sites to visit.

Thomas Jefferson said the scenery was "worth a voyage across the atlantic" and I would agree. It is like a little slice of heaven. I think the fact that it has been made a park has saved it from greedy people destroying it with big ugly homes.

After days of rain, we were glad to find the weather in Harper's Ferry absolutely perfect! It was beautiful! People were hiking, kayaking, and climbing.


There are a lot of cute little shops and restaurants mixed in with the historical exhibits. The historic shops have people dressed in period clothing that give a lecture, demonstration, and answer your questions.


This small bridge is part of the Appalachian Trail that connects West Virginia and Maryland. On the cliff you can watch rock climbers.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Its a beautiful place
  • Cons:Nothing bad, really.
  • In a nutshell:I want to go back with the grown ups.
  • Last visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2006
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  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2006 at 5:59 AM

    I love visiting this town, hiking the trail, climbing in Maryland Heights..... Great photos, glad you could escape the rain here. :-)


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