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    In this park, so many places to see and enjoy for every kind of visitor.1. Outdoorish person – rock climbing, tubing near the park, or take bikes and ride section of C&O canal.2. History buff – historical houses fully furnished, on some days there is reenaction of historic events, old cemetery.3. Hiking – Maryland heights trail (a bit harder), Jefferson rock trail through the cemetery (medium), or island trail (easy).We visit it every year and keep enjoying this place rich is nature and history.

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    Great place to enjoy a nice day of hiking in spring, summer, or fall with friends. Love the views & nature trails. The historic town is beautiful and has several interesting museums, shops, little restaurants and of course plenty of natural beauty with the rivers and the mountains, the natural rocks and different hiking paths. The hike to the top is a bit steep more for an advance hiker but doable for beginners. Even though a little strenuous, the view is worth the climb. I would recommend this place to any one seeking an hiking adventure!!!

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    Admission to the park was $10 per car and we parked at the visitor’s center and took a free shuttle bus to the town. We opted for the shuttle with the volunteer tour guide and the one hour walking tour, vs. taking a different shuttle that went directly into town and just dropped people off at a bus stop. The shuttle for the one hour walking tour was on a Sunday at 11AM and the only way we knew about it was because it was posted outside of the visitor’s center. This information was NOT on their web site. The web site said that the guided tour was at 2PM. Fortunately, we got there just before the tour shuttle bus left.It was worth paying the $10 to park because trying to park in the town would have been a nightmare. The town was very crowded and there were a LOT of vehicles and motorcycles on the streets. Perhaps because the weekend we went in April was the first really warm weekend after a long, very cold winter. The volunteer guide, Jim Prentice, was very knowledgeable and informative. He grew up in Harper’s Ferry and his love of the town and its history was very evident during the tour/presentation. I’m glad we chose to go on the tour. We learned so much about the history of the town that we otherwise would not have known.After the tour, we were free to go about the town on our own. We were able to take a free shuttle from town back to the visitor’s center later in the day. However, the last shuttle left at 5:45 PM. I do not know if it runs later on weekdays.I definitely recommend parking at the visitor’s center, taking a shuttle, and going on the walking tour, if physically able. The tour is not handicapped accessible as there are steep steps in the town that must be navigated.

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    What a delightful entertaining & learning experience! My husband, his Maternal Grandmother& Uncle enjoyed the “day trip” very much. I especially liked the shops & the “atmosphere” of “stepping back in time” created by the local people. I love antiques and older homes, Overall I found many of them were absolutely “historically restored & preserved”! Places like this should be made available to our children in tandem with History class, as a “day trip”. It would benefit them in their “retention” of the history lessons and John Brown. I especially liked the connection of 4 states meeting right there from that vantage point , it left a good impression in my memories!

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    Love going to this place, with the historical feel, touch, an the fresh air. Right were I need to be.