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About Harpers Ferry

If you're on the lookout for a cultured vacation, you'll love Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. Filled with history and charm, tourists travel from all over the world to visit this quaint town. For a memorable vacation, book your very own property rental with FlipKey today in Harpers Ferry. 

About Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry is a 19th-century town in Jefferson County, West Virginia. If you have always desired to step back in time, this quiet little destination is definitely the place to go. Here's a little fun fact for you: the very first structural steel bridge was built in Harpers Ferry and still remains to this day, and it’s definitely worth a visit!

Located next to Bolivar, Harpers Ferry shares a connecting road named Washington Street, which is the main road within the town. Surrounding both towns are the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, creating a picturesque backdrop which visitors from all over the world come to explore each year.

Due to its exquisite beauty, the town has been described as the most 'painted town' in the USA, which is largely down to the spectacular river views and also, the surrounding mountains, covered with lush greenery.

What to do in Harpers Ferry

For those who love the outdoors, Harpers Ferry has its very own national park, where you can go on bike rides and long hikes if you want to get a feel for the area. There are also a number of guided tours and museums to explore to get a taste of the local culture.

Harpers Ferry hasn't entirely moved into the 21st century yet, and visitors can discover historic trade workshops and take part in classes such as cooking, blacksmithing and gardening. You may also be able to catch a living history weekend which run throughout the year.

If you're looking for a taste of adventure, you may decide on kayaking or rafting which can be organized once you arrive. Or, you could take a trip down the Armony canal trail to discover a whole host of old buildings which hold a variety of spectacular wildlife.

Top travel tips for Harpers Ferry

During the summer months, expect high temperatures as usual. During the fall and winter, temperatures will drop and even snowfalls may occur during the winter months.

If you're not a fan of driving, you can catch a local shuttle which departs from the local visitor center every 15 minutes. Here, you can travel into town which takes approximately 5 minutes. As well as not having to concentrate on the roads, it’s completely free!

Plan a visit to one of the quaintest and historical destinations in America to discover a taste of the past. If you're looking for a suitable property rental, book up with FlipKey today. We offer a wide range of rentals within the Harpers Ferry area throughout the year.