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Usually, a stay in Harpers Ferry starts at $117 per night.
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About Harpers Ferry
Those determined to visit all 50 states can cheat, ever so slightly, by staying a few nights in West Virginia’s easternmost town, Harpers Ferry, which straddles the Virginia and Maryland state borders along the geographically crucial Potomac River. This corner of Appalachia has seen its fair share of historic conflict, including a raid by abolitionist John Brown, a visit by General Robert E. Lee, a Union surrender during the Civil War and a pivotal meeting led by W.E.B. DuBois among members of the pro-Black Niagara Movement. Presently, Harpers Ferry is an outdoorsy tourist town, though its actual residents are only in the hundreds.
Things to do in Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry has the lucky privilege to sit right in the middle of the famous Appalachian Trail, which stretches 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine and is arguably one of America’s best known hiking challenges. In addition, there’s the Maryland Heights Trail within Harpers Ferry National Historic Park—a several-hour jaunt to a 1,600 ft peak—and opportunities to go whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking and more outdoor thrills with local companies like River Riders and White Fly Outfitters. Save your energy for a ghost tour in town with “O Be JoyFull" Historical Tours, a spooky walking adventure that captivates guests all year round.
Day Trips from Harpers Ferry
Go off the beaten track and drive 90 minutes to New Market, Virginia: Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures takes off at the town’s little airstrip year round, and it has a good reputation among fearless folks. If you’re not ready to take a leap, have a bite at one of the local purveyors of home-cooked, satisfying dishes of all varieties, or tee off at Shenvalee Golf Resort. Don’t forget to stop by the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, an informative and attractive combination of battlefields and reconstructed buildings. Cap off your taste of Virginia by driving over two hours to Staunton, where several notable museums have something for everyone to enjoy, from frontier culture to Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace and presidential library, to a center all about the evolution of cameras and photography.
Harpers Ferry Accommodations
Considering how remarkable this location is, short-term rentals in Harpers Ferry are more affordable than accommodations in places considerably less beautiful than this Potomac treasure. The diverse options here range from colorful wood cottages to refurbished brick townhouses overlooking “the Point’s” old-time sidewalks; all in all, it’s easy to see the effort behind keeping this town’s flavor intact.
Transportation in Harpers Ferry
If you’re flying for part of your journey to West Virginia, the best bet for arrivals is Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside of Washington, DC, or Reagan National Airport (DCA). Amtrak serves Harpers Ferry directly via the Capitol Limited train, connecting DC to Chicago. By car, the drive to Harpers Ferry is 50 minutes, but by taking a taxi to the Chinatown station or the station in Silver Spring, Maryland, you can take a medium-length trip right to Harpers Ferry by riding the MARC train. Unfortunately, there’s no ridesharing in Harpers Ferry.
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