"Jefferson Rock (Cont'd)" Top 5 Page for this destination Harpers Ferry Favorite Tip by Geoff_Wright

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Favorite thing: This is a view of the confluence of the Potomac River and the Shenondoah River at Harpers Ferry, taken from Jefferson Rock. And this is (part of) the view Thomas Jefferson saw when he stood on this rock and penned a memorable description of the view in his "Notes on the State of Virginia". His remarks conclude with the emphatic, and well-known declaration:

"This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic"

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 17, 2003
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