Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 19.385 W 077° 43.768
18S E 264711 N 4356183
Quick Description: Harpers Ferry is situated around Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Walking around the lower section of town is like walking through history.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2009 9:25:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM6X4T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
Views: 28

Long Description:
"Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia. In many books the town is called "Harper's Ferry" with an apostrophe-s.[3] It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. The town is located on a low lying flood plain created by the two rivers, it is thus surrounded by higher ground on all sides. Historically, Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the American Civil War. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 307." (visit link)

There are many museums to visit, including a John Brown Wax Museum. You can also visit John Brown's fort, and the ruins of sites like the armory.
Name of Source Book: 100 Places to See Before You Die - USA and Canada

Page Location in Source Book: 277-278

Type of Waymark: N/A for the series

Location of Coordinates: By the fort

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 7.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
24/7 for the town


Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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