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Favorite thing: On approaching the Visitor Center from Highway 340, you will pass a toll booth. Here you will pay a small entrance fee of $5. You'll then proceed to the ample car park area, and you will find the Visitor Centre building and toilets here. Your entry fee entitles you to free passage down to Harpers Ferry lower town.
When you arrive in Harpers Ferry on the bus, it drops you off in historic Shenandoah Street, the oldest part of the town.
The origins of Harpers Ferry can be traced back to 1733, when a Pennsylvanian gentleman by the name of Peter Stephens, began a ferryboat service here. In 1747 another Pennsylvanian gentleman Robert Harper a millwright by profession, bought the ferry service from Stevens. He made improvements to the ferry and built a gristmill on Virginius Island, in the Shenondoah River.
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