#HarpersFerryNPS

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“The sun doesn’t always shine in West Virginia, but the people sure do.” -JFK. Today I actually wrote “frolic” in my calendar and made no plans after 3pm. I also independently id’d a black throated green warbler and was just as pleased with myself as Sophie is here 😍 #frolic #wagmore #weimaraner #harpersferry . . . . #dogsofinstagram #dogs #wagmore #optoutside #findyourpark #nationalpark #harpersferrynps #weimlove #weimaranersofinstagram #bluesky #nature #hike #hikes #hiking #dogswhohike #hikingwithdogs #doglove #dogmom #crazydoglady #girlsbestfriend #bestie #bff #staycation #gotowv #westvirginia #girlslovetravel @harpersferrynps
Sometimes it happens. Sometimes I decide to go on a hike. If you know me, you also know I love sleeping, laying around in my pajamas, watching Netflix and being lazy. Yesterday it was the first day of the National Park week, meaning that all US National Parks were fee free. Add to this the fact that the weather was nice and not too warm, and there I am driving with two friends to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We hiked the Maryland Heights trail to get a spectacular view of Harpers Ferry from the main overlook. A trail that we had definitely underestimated, but the view from the top was worth the effort! 📷 @martina.frln93#harpersferrynationalhistoricalpark #harpersferrynps #harpersferryoverlook #hikeday #hiketime #hikevibes #hikewv #harpersferrywv #saturdayhike #hikingday #hikingtrails #hikingfun #hikinggirl #hikingwithfriends #harpersferry #westvirginia #everythingwelove #roundtheworld #wearetravelgirls #girlsborntotravel #girlaroundworld #girlsabroad #girldiscoverers #pinktrotters #unitedstatestraveler #traveltheworld #wanderlust #travelusa #weekendvibes #likeforlike
I took advantage of the 65+ degree day to hike 4.5 miles along the Maryland Heights Trail at Harpers Ferry for the second time. The view from the overlook of the town below is just incredible. This time I was able to get 3 of the 4 to come along with promises of a post-hike lunch and milkshakes. They grumbled here and there, but I was glad to get them outside, if only for a few hours. 😊 . . . . . #earthday2018 #nationalparkweek #findyourpark #harpersferry #hiking #hikingwithkids #hikingwithdogs #getoutside #optoutside #exploremore #harpersferrynps #52hikechallenge #westvirginia #almostheaven #52hikechallenge2018
Yesterday was #JuniorParkRanger Day so of course this kid earned herself another badge at Harpers Ferry NHP. She’s earned quite a few badges since her first at Historic Jamestown when she was just 4. In the last 10 months alone I think she’s earned about 12 badges. #optoutside . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrynhp #appalachiantrail #AT #whiteblaze #gohiking #getoutandexplore #westvirginia #trails #wild #springishere #juniorranger #nationalparks #thereshegrows
Meet VIPs Brad and Suzanne! They are volunteers with Visitor Services and can often be found at either the information center or visitor center where they enjoy interacting with the park’s visitors. . When asked why they volunteer, they said “we wanted to be part of something important!” The rangers at the park certainly appreciate Brad and Suzanne’s time and contributions to the park. . If you see them in Harpers Ferry, be sure to thank them for being wonderful volunteers. . #NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW #NPSvolunteers #FindYourPark #harpersferrynps . (NPS Photo/Cook) ~ahc
A little bit of history, a little bit of hiking. Beautiful views from the Appalachian Trail Staircase in Harpers Ferry. #getoutside . #harpersferrynps #wv #westvirginia #at #appalachiantrail #gohiking #nps #whiteblaze #weekenders #getoutandexplore #nationalparkgeek findyourpark #explore #adventure #goparks
Say hello to Bert, a volunteer with Visitor Services at Harpers Ferry NHP. Bert says he volunteers because “I’ve always had a love for history and the park is generous enough to allow me to fulfill my dream of working in the field of history.” . Bert’s favorite location in the park is The Point. He likes it because it is a place where so much of Harpers Ferry comes together - the geography, transportation, and many of the historical stories. . Bert told us his passion for history started when he attended Weymouth Grammar School in England in 1966-67 and his teacher got him hooked on the subject. . On your next visit to Harpers Ferry, try to catch one of Bert’s walking tours of Lower Town. He’ll happily share his history knowledge with you! . #NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW #NPSvolunteer #harpersferrynps #findyourpark . (NPS Photo/Cook) ~ahc
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Youth Conservation Corps summer work program! Visit http://go.nps.gov/HarpersFerryYCC for the application and more details. This program is for high school students ages 15-18 and offers opportunities working with our Living History and Visitor Services staff. The application deadline is May 4th. -sz (NPS Photos, Wassel) #HarpersFerryNPS #YCC #HarpersFerry
WV, MD & VA. The borders of three states converge in this view of the confluence of the Shenandoah River and the Potomac River. West Virginia is in the foreground and the immediate right, Maryland is seen across the river to the left, Virginia in the distance, across the river on the right. The visible ruins are of the 1850s Bollman Bridge. . . . . . #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #wv #nationalpark #nationalhistoricalpark #historicalpark #bollmanbridge #bridge #ruins #bridgeruins #potomac #potomacriver #shenandoah #shenandoahriver #maryland #marylandheights #md #virginia #va #tristate #threestates #river
#OTD 1861 Upon the Virginia Secession, the Harpers Ferry Armory became an immediate target. Union troops led by Lt. Roger Jones burn the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry to prevent it from falling into the hands of secessionists. #weareallamericans #civilwarretold #civilwar #civilwarhistory #1861 #secession #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #lincoln #jeffersondavis #unionarmy #confederacy #homefront #frontline #troops #civilwarcamp #brothersinarms #americana #heritage #theblueandthegray #historicalbiopic #historical #literary #bookauthor
West Virginia to Maryland. Looking towards the end of the train station platform at Harper’s Ferry, WV. The tunnel in the distance is across the Potomac River in Knoxville, MD. . . . . . #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #wv #nationalpark #nationalhistoricalpark #historicalpark #trainstation #marcstation #amtrakstation #amtrak #csx #marctrain #station #railroad #stateline #stateborder #knoxville #knoxvillemd #maryland #md
Happy National Volunteer Week! Earlier this spring, ‪Harpers Ferry National Historical Park‬ hosted a collaborative Alternative Spring Break (ASB) crew that consisted of Boston University, Waynesburg University, and Virginia Tech. These 26 volunteers rebuilt 922 feet of historic worm fence along Schoolhouse Ridge North. They showed up enthusiastic and ready to work -- rain, shine, or hail! Thank you to the 2018 ASB crew, along with all of the past students who have opted to spend Spring Break in their national parks! . (Post by M. Vidmar; NPS Photo) ~ahc . #NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW #NPSvolunteers #HarpersFerryNPS
“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” -John Muir #MondayMusings #NatureQuotes #Nature #NaturePhotography #JohnMuir #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
We're excited to highlight some wonderful people during #NationalVolunteerWeek . Stay tuned to learn about our volunteers and how you, too, can get involved! . (NPS Photo/Volunteer B. Zimmerman) . #FindYourPark #NPSvolunteer #NVW #HarpersFerryNPS
Spent yesterday in one of my favorites places on the east coast; Harpers Ferry. Unfortunately, today I’m back home and working in cold, dreary weather for Spring. I miss the trail. ———————————————————— #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #hiking #backpacking #adventure #adventures #optoutside #exploring #potomac #shenandoah #shenadoahriver #potomacriver @harpersferrynps #westvirginia #virginia #maryland #travel #travelling #travelphotography #travelgram
Able to squeeze in the first hike of the season just as the misty clouds began rolling into Harpers Ferry.
It was finally warm outside so we went on a family adventure to #harpersferry #renstagram . . . . . #walkswithrenly #familyadventure #nationalparks #brittany #brittanyspaniel #DCdog #harpersferrynps
Took a trip out to #HarpersFerry this weekend to get some hiking in. Needed those workouts to get red carpet ready! Made it to the top of #MarylandHeights Overlook. Look at that view! #HarpersFerryNPS #hiking #nature #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #VisitWV #hiker #GoToWV #hikingwv #WVExplored
It’s always a good day when the weather is warm and the smell of baking pie is in the air. #ApplePie #AsAmericanAsApplePie #Baking #LivingHistory #Workshop #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
Love me some spring weather #firsthikeoftheyear #harpersferrynps
Experience baking the 18th century way! Whether it’s through attending one of our workshops or picking up a cookbook or two and discovering so many wonderful recipes. #ProductSpotlight #Book #Cookbook #Cooking #Baking #ApplePie #AsAmericanAsApplePie #Workshop #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
This Trail is beautiful today & every day. It finally feels like spring here in Harpers Ferry! . #appalachiantrail #at2018 #imissit #thankfulformyjobthough #hiking #optoutside #spring #protectyourtrail #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #westvirginia
Snow covered view of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and 3 states from Jefferson Rock in Harper’s Ferry a few weeks ago.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! ☠️ . . (Circa 1900 model of Lower Town Harpers Ferry) . . #history #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #FindYourPark #model #architecture #architecturephotography #beetleguise #timburton
A new day has dawned! Easter Sunday sunrise service, interdenominational #harperscemetery #harpersferrywv #harpersferry #harpersferrynps
14,000 steps and 3 states before noon? Great way to spend a Saturday. Thankful for my adventure buddy @amalanechkash for providing chocolate PB banana smoothies, road trip tunes, and endless John Mulaney references. . . #optoutside #reimember #findyourpark #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #nps #nationalpark #adventure #hiking #snow #explore #getoutside #isitspringyet
Its #NationalPuppyDay ! Candy had her first visit to Harpers Ferry this week right before the snow. We’re glad she had such a good time! #Puppy #Puppies #PuppiesofInstagram #DogsofInsta #DogsofInstagram #DogsofHarpersFerry #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryWV #VisitHarpersFerry #GotoWV #HarpersFerryNPS #FindYourPark
Sunset over Harper’s Ferry, the Potomac and Virginia (left), West Virginia (straight) and Maryland (right) from the 340 bridge on Thursday. It was a beautiful day to hike in the snow!
Today is a very snowy day in Harpers Ferry! Although the park is closed, we still wanted to share this photo from Bolivar Heights with you. And to make things more interesting, we challenge you to write a poem (for #WorldPoetryDay ) about Harpers Ferry. . Ready, set, go! Don’t forget to post your poems in the comments below 📝 . (NPS Photo/Cook) ~ahc . #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #snowday #winterstormtoby
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