Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park

While mainly closed due to covid, Harper’s Ferry remained alive with a wealth of tourists exploring the town, the open shops, and restaurants. It is a place of much history. Here are some of the authentic store fronts.

The Railroad Depot


And for those who forgot their history, let me refresh..

In 1859 John Brown, an abolitionist, conducted a raid at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, accessing weapons from the federal armory munitions plant. He was attempting to initiate a slave revolt and failed. Many involved in this attempt perished. Brown felt he was summoned by God to end American slavery, and for his actions was later tried and executed.

His actions were believed to be the precursor for the Civil War.

A more concise summary of this event can be found at:

https://www.history.com/topics/abolotionist-movement/harpers-ferry

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Views of the Harper Valley

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