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A beautiful and hot day at Harper’s Ferry with some pretty great people! #roadtrip #familytime #hikingadventures #godisgood #harpersferrynps
Each summer Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers the opportunity for youth to engage in internships across many departments of the park. Please enjoy meeting and learning a little bit about the 2018 summer interns and what inspires them! ---- Name: Cameron School: Gettysburg College Major: History Interests/Hobbies: Civil War, running, reading, hosting a radio show How does NPS inspire you?: The National Park Service has so many incredible people that work for it. With a wide variety of specialties, park staff come together with a common goal. The genuine love for what they do has inspired me to seek out my own passions. ---- If you are interested in more information on pursuing an internship at Harpers Ferry, please visit the park's website. . (Post by interns E. Hartlaub and D. Insixiengmay; NPS Photo/E. Hartlaub) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #internship #volunteer #findyourpark #inspiration
👋🏼 Hello from West Virginia! ••• West Virginia must have known I was coming - would you believe they named a whole ferry after me?! Unfortunately when we went to check it out, we couldn’t spot any boats 🤔 Have you been to Harpers Ferry? ••• Hello, I’m Harper. I’m 12 weeks old (today!!!) and on an epic adventure with my parents. We want to see all 50 states before I turn 6 months old, which may make me the youngest person to do it! Watch my story on @insideedition (#linkinbio ) ≫ 38 states to go #harper50states ••• 》Romper: Cat & Jack by @target 》Sunglasses: @disneybaby // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #almostheaven #westvirginia #explorewv #visitwv #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps @wvtourism @harpersferrynps
Medical Weekend is one of the best events of the summer! (I fried chicken over a fire today WOW cool) #harpersferrynps #livinghistory #lovemyjob
Celebratory carrot after becoming an official BARK Ranger today! Bag your poop. Always wear a leash. Respect wildlife. Know where you can go. #barkranger #harpersferrynps
It was here that I learned why we talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water. Babies were put in the bath after the rest of the family, just before the water was thrown out. Cute town! #harpersferry #2018roadtrip #nationalhistoricpark #harpersferrynps
Each summer Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers the opportunity for youth to engage in internships across many departments of the park. Please enjoy meeting and learning a little bit about the 2018 summer interns and what inspires them! ---- Name: Rachel School: Boston College Major: History Interests/Hobbies: Reading, hiking How does the NPS inspire you?: The NPS makes me want to share my love of history with others and try to help them feel the same peace that I do when I’m in nature. ---- If you are interested in more information on pursuing an internship at Harpers Ferry, please visit the park's website. . (Post by interns E. Hartlaub and D. Insixiengmay; Photos - NPS Photo/E. Hartlaub) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #internship #volunteer #findyourpark #inspiration
Each summer Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers the opportunity for youth to engage in internships across many departments of the park. Please enjoy meeting and learning a little bit about the 2018 summer interns and what inspires them! ---- Name: Leah School: Bryn Mawr College Major: History Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, traveling How does the NPS inspire you?: It implores people to discover more about our nation's history and resources so we can better preserve it for posterity. What I find most inspiring is the ability of the National Park Service to compel visitors to question and re-shape their perceptions. . Even from a young age, national parks can inspire. The second photo shows Leah when she was young visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve @greatsanddunesnps ---- If you are interested in more information on pursuing an internship at Harpers Ferry, please see the park's website. . (Post by interns E. Hartlaub and D. Insixiengmay; Photos - NPS Photo/E. Hartlaub; used with permission of intern Leah) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #internship #volunteer #findyourpark #tbt #throwbackthursday #inspiration
A daring escape on September 14, 1862. The boat ramp leading to Potomac river. Here at this ramp Confederate soldiers began dragging the free black laborers away. falsely claiming the Union was “stealing their slaves.” Colonel Trimble shouted “My men are unarmed – I am not. Unhand them!” Then he ordered “Regiment march,” swiftly moving both the laborers and the soldiers past the Confederate guards, down this ramp, and across the bridge to safety in the North. The boat ramp in front of you was the site of two daring escapes in the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Under the cover of darkness, 1,400 Union cavalrymen fled on horseback down the ramp. crossing a pontoon bridge into Maryland on September 14, 1862. The next day Confederates captured the remaining 12,500 Union soldiers. Among them were free black laborers, working for Union Colonel William Trimble’s regiment. #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
The view from the boat ramp. In September 14, 1862. Here at this ramp Confederate soldiers began dragging the free black laborers away. falsely claiming the Union was “stealing their slaves.” Colonel Trimble shouted “My men are unarmed.... #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #HarpersFerryNPS
View from the ramp leading to Potomac river. A daring escape on September 14, 1862. The is the path leading to the left (Potomac river). Here at this ramp Confederate soldiers began dragging the free black laborers away. falsely claiming the Union was “stealing their slaves.” Colonel Trimble shouted “My men are unarmed – I am not. Unhand them!” Then he ordered “Regiment march,” swiftly moving both the laborers and the soldiers past the Confederate guards, down this ramp, and across the bridge to safety in the North. The boat ramp in front of you was the site of two daring escapes in the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Under the cover of darkness, 1,400 Union cavalrymen fled on horseback down the ramp. crossing a pontoon bridge into Maryland on September 14, 1862. The next day Confederates captured the remaining 12,500 Union soldiers. Among them were free black laborers, working for Union Colonel William Trimble’s regiment. #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
A daring escape on September 14, 1862. Here at this ramp Confederate soldiers began dragging the free black laborers away. falsely claiming the Union was “stealing their slaves.” Colonel Trimble shouted “My men are unarmed – I am not. Unhand them!” Then he ordered “Regiment march,” swiftly moving both the laborers and the soldiers past the Confederate guards, down this ramp, and across the bridge to safety in the North. The boat ramp in front of you was the site of two daring escapes in the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Under the cover of darkness, 1,400 Union cavalrymen fled on horseback down the ramp. crossing a pontoon bridge into Maryland on September 14, 1862. The next day Confederates captured the remaining 12,500 Union soldiers. Among them were free black laborers, working for Union Colonel William Trimble’s regiment. #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
A daring escape on September 14, 1862. The is the path leading to the left (Potomac river). Here at this ramp Confederate soldiers began dragging the free black laborers away. falsely claiming the Union was “stealing their slaves.” Colonel Trimble shouted “My men are unarmed – I am not. Unhand them!” Then he ordered “Regiment march,” swiftly moving both the laborers and the soldiers past the Confederate guards, down this ramp, and across the bridge to safety in the North. The boat ramp in front of you was the site of two daring escapes in the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Under the cover of darkness, 1,400 Union cavalrymen fled on horseback down the ramp. crossing a pontoon bridge into Maryland on September 14, 1862. The next day Confederates captured the remaining 12,500 Union soldiers. Among them were free black laborers, working for Union Colonel William Trimble’s regiment. #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Thomas Jefferson, who stood here on October 25, 1783. His description of the view first appeared in the Notes on the State of Virginia, published in 1785 #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS #JeffersonRock
Thomas Jefferson, who stood here on October 25, 1783. His description of the view first appeared in the Notes on the State of Virginia, published in 1785 #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS #JeffersonRock
Thomas Jefferson, who stood here on October 25, 1783. His description of the view first appeared in the Notes on the State of Virginia, published in 1785 #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS #JeffersonRock
The Jefferson Rock. Thomas Jefferson, who stood here on October 25, 1783. His description of the view first appeared in the Notes on the State of Virginia, published in 1785 #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS #JeffersonRock
Smith and Forging Shop, U.S. Armory (Musket Factory). Close to the beginning of the war on April 18, 1861, just a day after Virginia's conventional ratification of secession, Union soldiers set fire to their own armory in an attempt to thwart the usage of it by an advancing Virginian Confederate militia #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Smith and Forging Shop, U.S. Armory (Musket Factory). Close to the beginning of the war on April 18, 1861, just a day after Virginia's conventional ratification of secession, Union soldiers set fire to their own armory in an attempt to thwart the usage of it by an advancing Virginian Confederate militia #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Smith and Forging Shop, U.S. Armory (Musket Factory). Close to the beginning of the war on April 18, 1861, just a day after Virginia's conventional ratification of secession, Union soldiers set fire to their own armory in an attempt to thwart the usage of it by an advancing Virginian Confederate militia #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS #USArmory
Small Arsenal, Arsenal Square The small arsenal building stood from 1806-1861. Close to the beginning of the war on April 18, 1861, just a day after Virginia's conventional ratification of secession, Union soldiers set fire to their own armory in an attempt to thwart the usage of it by an advancing Virginian Confederate militia #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Harper’s Ferry, Ruins of St Johns Episcopal Church On Church street. These weathered ruins are all that remain of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Ruins of St Johns Episcopal Church These weathered ruins are all that remain of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church - one of Harpers Ferry's five earliest churches. Built in 1851-1852 with money provided by church fairs. harpersferry #WestVirginia #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Harper’s Ferry: pathway from Church street to Appalachian Trail Staircase, in the distant is Maryland Heights #AppalachianTrail Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Harper’s Ferry, High Street. The Towns Inn. #Shenandoha #WestVirginia #Maryland #Virginia #Cozy #Brilliant #HarpersFerryNPS
Please note that tomorrow, July 11, 2018, Shenandoah Street will be closed from approximately 7:30am to 9:30am while a large downed tree is removed from Virginius Island. . As always, please be aware of your surroundings and plan your explorations of the park accordingly. . (NPS Photo) ~ahc . #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps
Unplanned hike at Harpers Ferry was well worth it! #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #murphychambersfarm #shenandoahriver @adsprad
My daughter pauses to admire St. Peter’s Catholic Church, which is positioned on the heights above Harper’s Ferry and alongside the Appalachian Trail. Some of the steps are carved into the shale, and if you follow the steps past the church, it’ll lead you to the famous Jefferson Rock.
Standing under the railroad trestles in Harper’s Ferry.
Trail from the park main entrance to Lower Town #harpersferrynps #lowertowntrail #getoutandhike #almostheavenwv
“I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.” The prophetic words of John Brown were penned before his execution in 1859, after capturing this Federal armory (now also known as “John Brown’s Fort) and its arsenal in hopes of initiating an armed slave revolt made up of fellow abolitionists and freed and escaped slaves. At his trial, he remarked, “I did no wrong, but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel and unjust enactments, I say, let it be done." 2 years later, the Civil War began as a result of the long standing controversy over slavery.
Infrared C&O Canal, Harpers Ferry, WV 120mm/Rollei Infared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #rolleiinfared #infaredphotography #120mm #mediumformatphotography #filmphotography #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #filmpgotography
My youngest faces off with a civil war cannon in Bolivar Heights, a plateau that overlooks Harper’s Ferry. It is site of the single biggest mass surrender of US forces until the fall of Bataan of the the Second World War. A Union garrison of 14,000 surrendered to the Confederates as they were marching to Antietam.
Vacation in your own backyard #harpersferrynps #4thofjuly
Tomorrow is July 4th! That means numerous visitors will travel to nationals parks all over the country to enjoy America’s history and beautiful scenery. If you’re visiting Harpers Ferry this holiday, here are some tips to ensure you have a safe visit: . 1. Stay on designated park trails 2. Lessen your impact by picking up your trash 3. Stay hydrated and prepare for the heat 4. Respect wildlife and the historical sites . Have fun and enjoy your visit in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park! . (Post by Interns D. Insixiengmay and E. Hartlaub; NPS Photos) ~ahc . #july4th #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #findyourpark
The history and views of the weekend only ended because the clock struck midnight. Sunday presented Harpers Ferry, home of John Brown's abolitionist armory raid in 1859. > Three fine states (VA, WV, MD) > Two high rivers (Shenandoah and Potomac) > And an intrepid group of friends . ... . #confluence #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #optoutside #hiking #marylandheights #hotasblazes #overlook #picturesdonojustice #nexttimeimtubing #teetertottertravel
The 2018 honorees Billy Hart and Bobby Watson made the Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert quite a memorable event! . We’d also like the take the time to thank Ranger Todd Bolton for coordinating this event for the past 17 years. We wish him a very happy retirement! . (NPS Photos/D. Insixiengmay and A. Cook) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #jazz #donredman #concert
The Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Academy and the Howard Burns Quartet with special Terell Stafford have performed this evening. Next up are our honorees Billy Hart and Bobby Watson. Stay tuned for more photos! . (NPS Photos/Volunteer D. Insixiengmay) ~ahc #harpersferrynps #donredman #jazzconcert #jass #music #musicinparks
It’s SATURDAY! ☀️// Couldn’t be happier it’s the weekend, not to mention with a short 2-day week coming up before I head to the beach with my family for the 4th! // Can’t wait to escape the city and get back to nature. Planning to explore some more national parks near the Maryland shore. // What are you doing for the holiday?! 🎇 . . . . . #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #hike #hikewestvirginia #hikeharpersferry #hikingadventures #hikingtrail #hikingday #travelgram #travelblogger #travelphotography #wellnessblogger #naturephotography #naturegram #naturegraphy #byt #dcarea #weekendgetaway #dcweekendgetaway #dctravels #wellandgood #mountains #nature_seekers #mooncycle #naturelover
The Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Academy scholars are learning and practicing Redman songs this week in preparation for the concert. . We hope many of you join us this Saturday at 6pm, as these youth musicians kick-off the 17th Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert! . (NPS Photos/Volunteer E. Hartlaub) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #jazz #concert #harpersferrywv
We invite you to join us for the 17th Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert on Saturday June 30 at 6pm on Camp Hill at Mather Training Center lawn. . The concert commemorates Don Redman, the internationally acclaimed and influential 1920 graduate of Storer College, and honors living legends of jazz. The concert features 2018 Honorees, Billy Hart and Bobby Watson, along with special guest Terell Stafford and the Howard Burns Quartet. The program also features music by the 2018 Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Scholars. . (Photos provided by Billy Hart and Bobby Watson) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #concert #jazz #donredman
Country Roads took me to my 2nd home of West "By God" Virginia! I spent the day hiking Harpers Ferry NHP and learning about John Brown's Raid and the battles exchanged in this small town during the American Civil War. Truly an amazing place and this Mountaineer alum was happy to return to Almost Heaven. #almostheaven #appalachia #appalachianmountains #blackintheoutdoors #findyourpark #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #harpersferrynationalhistoricalpark #hikingwhileblack #westvirginia #wildandwonderfulwv #wv
John Brown’s Depot, the historic spot where his revolt against slavery sparked the Civil War. #harpersferrynps
Ready-made clothing was as revolutionary as factory-produced goods in the late 1800’s. #harpersferrynps
Happy Birthday West Virginia! Today marks the 155th anniversary of West Virginia’s statehood. Recognize this birthday by visiting us and taking advantage of the beautiful West Virginia scenery and history! . While you’re here make sure to stop by our cooperating association bookshop, operated by the Harpers Ferry Park Association, to pick up a West Virginia Anniversary t-shirt and sticker! . (Post by Interns E. Hartlaub and K. Lomelin) ~ahc . #almostheaven #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #westvirginia
Living History rocking two incredible era’s of fashion history! #harpersferrynps #livinghistory
Today was #NaturePhotographyDay ! Harpers Ferry has countless overlooks and landscapes that are perfect spots for taking photos. Hike the park’s trails and explore everything that Harpers Ferry has to offer, and make sure to snap some great nature shots while you’re here! Share your nature photographs with us by using the hashtags #HarpersFerryNPS and #FindYourPark . (Post by Interns E. Hartlaub and K. Lomelin; NPS Photos) ~ahc . #harpersferry #photography #vistas #overlooks #nature
#Repost @harpersferrynps ・・・ Happy #ThrowbackThursday ! Today on June 14th we recognize Flag Day! On this day in 1777 our country’s flag was officially adopted by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. A fun fact about Flag Day is that while our flag is 241 years old, Flag Day didn’t become an official holiday until President Woodrow Wilson made it so 102 years ago in 1916! . Check out the Open Parks Network (@openparks ) to learn more about many of the photos and documents in our park’s museum collection. . (Post by Interns E. Hartlaub and K. Lomelin; Photo information: “Ranger Rizzo putting out flag”; HAFE-1359_NHF3284_004) ~ahc . #flagday #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #rangerrizzo . Photo Location: Upper Porch of the Bookshop
Happy #ThrowbackThursday ! Today on June 14th we recognize Flag Day! On this day in 1777 our country’s flag was officially adopted by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. A fun fact about Flag Day is that while our flag is 241 years old, Flag Day didn’t become an official holiday until President Woodrow Wilson made it so 102 years ago in 1916! . Check out the Open Parks Network (@openparks ) to learn more about many of the photos and documents in our park’s museum collection. . (Post by Interns E. Hartlaub and K. Lomelin; Photo information: “Ranger Rizzo putting out flag”; HAFE-1359_NHF3284_004) ~ahc . #flagday #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #rangerrizzo
A few shots from our hike up to Maryland Heights at Harper’s Ferry. Love this spot.
@ethanhawke just heard about one of your upcoming projects — you should visit @harpersferrynps to research your character and visit some of the places where Brown actually lived, fought, and died! . Oh, and bring @leonardodicaprio along too! 😉 Harpers Ferry has a Civil War image that looks just like him! . . #johnbrown #harpersferrynps #nationalpark #history #research . . PS - Dead Poets Society is my all-time favorite movie 💙
Stood on the point overlooking where the Potomac & Shenandoah meet 💚
It’s #OutdoorStewardshipWeek ! We are giving a special shout out to all of our volunteers who keep Harpers Ferry’s landscapes beautiful and safe. If you see an outdoor steward or a volunteer in the park, make sure to show your appreciation! . Find out how you can #escapetheindoors and get involved in outdoor service by reaching out to a volunteer coordinator at your local national parks. . (Post by Interns E. Hartlaub and K. Lomelin; NPS Photos) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #volunteer #findyourpark
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