We recently visited Harpers Ferry. This small town has a population of 312 as of July 2007!
We drove in at the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Visitor's Center which is located above the old town. It only costs $6 per car and they take you by bus to the town below. If you go there, I would advise that you go early and plan to spend the entire day there (wish we had).
It's like taking a walk back in time.
There are people in town that walk around in period costume.
Along the above road on the left are cellars carved back into the hillside.
This is the beginning of the path that leads to Jefferson Rock
After walking a long ways up the hill you come to this sign in front of the rocks.
Here is the view from the top.
Thomas Jefferson stood here on October 25, 1783. I stood here in June 2009 - 226 years later.
He said 'The scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic.'
The town is filled with museums, replicas of old stores and many old buildings. We went into a building they made into an old dry goods store of the 1850 time period. Below is a list of prices.
Old buildings. . .
more old buildings. . .
John Brown's Fort. . .
The footbridge to the C & O Canal. ..
And which way do you want to go? I think I'll head for Georgia, it's shorter!
If you are ever in the area, I would recommend visiting Harpers Ferry, especially if you like historical areas. But, go early, and plan to spend the entire day.
Have any of you ever been there?