Friday, June 05, 2015

Harper's Ferry National Historical Park: Shenandoah Street

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Many of the restored buildings in the town double as museums and learning centers. It could take all day just to walk the town and visit the buildings. If you really want to absorb all this town has to offer, you will need at least two full days. If you only have one day, start out as early as possible and pack a lunch, drinks, and snacks. There is a public restroom inside one of the buildings and places you can rest along the way.

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"Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, John Brown, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Frederick Douglass are just a few of the prominent individuals who left their mark on this place.
The story of Harpers Ferry is more than one event, one date, or one individual. It involves a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. Harpers Ferry witnessed the first successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States." see more