May 30, 2015 — May 31, 2015

Join the members of the parks artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. Demonstrations at 12, 1, and 2 pm.

Date: May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Time: 1, 2, 3 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

June 5, 2015

Country music legend Merle Haggard has released close to 70 albums and 600 songs, 250 of which he has written himself. Among his most memorable albums are The Fightin’ Side of Me, Someday We’ll Look Back, If We Make It Through December and a Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today. Haggard was...

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Date: June 5, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Time: 9-11 PM
Location: 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town

June 6, 2015

The 14th Annual Ranson Festival is held on Saturday, June 6th.  This event is a fun-filled and family friendly event. It is hosted by the Ranson Convention & Visitors Bureau of Ranson, WV.   From 10:00am - 4:00pm, join us to enjoy music, food, and a wide variety of vendors. Childrens...

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Date: June 6, 2015 - June 6, 2015
Time: 10 to 4
Location: Mildred St, Ranson

June 6, 2015

Celebrate National Trails Day by going on a guided hike to learn about the rich African American history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Hikers will meet at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Visitor Center, located at 799 Washington Street in Harpers Ferry, on the morning of Saturday,...

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Date: June 6, 2015 - June 6, 2015
Time: Hours TBD
Location: 799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry

June 13, 2015

Bread, called the staff of life was made locally by bakers and Confectioners, like German immigrant Frederick Roeder. Participants will bake and eat leaven rolls or street corner food, large soft pretzels, in a large masonry bee hive oven.  Workshop Fee: $10.00 per adult covers instruction,...

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Date: June 13, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Time: 11:30-1:00
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

June 13, 2015

We can’t wait to introduce you to this wonderful group of talented young artists! Join us for our first Second Saturday Concert of the season on Saturday, June 13th at 5:00PM on the John Brown Pavilion in Lower Town! We promise you will NOT be disappointed!...more details »

Date: June 13, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Location: High Street, Harpers Ferry

June 20, 2015

Instructor: Dave Larsen Memorial Fund Intern and Melinda Day
Workshop Fee: $25.00 per adult (minimum age to participate, 12 years) covers baking ingredients and instruction in oven management. Pre-registration closes on June 13, 2015. After that date inquire at the Bookshop or call 304-535-6881...

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Date: June 20, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

June 27, 2015

Artisans, Live Music, Kids’ Activities, Food & Drink.  This is a festival about all that is unique, artistic, and welcoming in Shepherdstown! Last year’s attendance was approximately 8,000 people! Street Fest is one of the best fine arts & craft festivals in the region, along with great live...

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Date: June 27, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Time: 10 am to 8:30 pm
Location: Historic Shepherdstown, Shepherdstown

June 27, 2015 — June 28, 2015

Join the members of the parks artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. Demonstrations at 12, 1, and 2 pm.

Date: June 27, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Time: 1, 2, 3 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

June 27, 2015

This year’s event and concert feature guests George Cables, Dr. Eddie Henderson, and the Howard Burns Quartet.

Date: June 27, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Time: 6 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

July 4, 2015 — July 5, 2015

See how the reunited country recognizes Independence Day in 1865. Learn of the post-war trials and triumphs of the Provost Marshal and the Freedman’s Bureau.

Date: July 4, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Time: 11 to 4
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

July 4, 2015

Annual Harpers Ferry Independence Day celebration at the town’s gazebo park. A hotdog lunch includes chips, cookie, drink and watermelon, for the price of $1, starting at noon. The Rohrersville Community Band will perform at 1 and 3 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets....more details »

Date: July 4, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Time: 12 to 4
Location: Washington St, Harpers Ferry

July 4, 2015 — July 5, 2015

Instructor: Carol Anderson, 19th century foodways expert
Workshop Fee: $15.00 per person each class. Child under 6 years old free with paying adult. Pre-registration closes on June 27, 2015. After that date inquire at the Bookshop or call 304-535-6881 about available space.
Class Size: Limited...

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Date: July 4, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Time: 12-2, 3-5 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

July 10, 2015 — August 2, 2015

CATF’s commitment to new work is an annual festival of new plays by American playwrights, most often premieres or second or third productions. CATF invites you to thinkfive as it again offers FIVE new plays in rotating repertory. CATF focuses on plays that deal with contemporary issues that...

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Date: July 10, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Time: 10 am to 10:30 pm
Location: 92 West Campus Drive, Shepherdstown

July 11, 2015 — July 12, 2015

Join the members of the parks artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. Demonstrations at 12, 1, and 2 pm.

Date: July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Time: 1, 2, 3 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

July 18, 2015 — July 19, 2015

Living history volunteers of the the 3rd US, 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry, and the 20th Maine Hospital will portray the medical and relief efforts that provided aid and comfort to the thousands of soldiers fighting during the American Civil War.

Date: July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Time: 11 to 4
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

July 18, 2015

Discover Harpers Ferry’s role in the Lewis and Clark expedition, featuring Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson.  Presentations at 1 and 2 pm.

Date: July 18, 2015 - July 18, 2015
Time: 1 and 2 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

July 25, 2015 — July 26, 2015

This program presents Harpers Ferry as the staging area for Union General Philip Sheridans Shenandoah Campaign during the summer of 1864. Members of 13th New Jersey will demonstrate union army garrison duties. Costumed volunteers and staff will interpret civilian life under harsh military rule....more details »

Date: July 25, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Time: 11 to 4
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

August 1, 2015 — August 2, 2015

Join the members of the parks artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. Demonstrations at 12, 1, and 2 pm.

Date: August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Time: 1, 2, 3 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

August 8, 2015 — August 9, 2015

Visit a Living History 1812 military recruitment station at the towns oldest structure, the 1782 Tavern built by Robert Harper. See how the towns citizens react to the British invasion and the response by the Armory workers.

Date: August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Time: 11 to 4
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

August 14, 2015 — August 16, 2015

The 23rd Annual Jefferson County African American Culture & Heritage Festival will be on August 14-16, 2015 at the festival grounds located at the Martin Delany Opportunity Learning Center, in the 300 block of South Lawrence Street, Charles Town, West Virginia. The Friday activities include a...

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Date: August 14, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Time: Fri 2-10 pm, Sat 9 am to 8:30 pm, Sun 8-10:30 am
Location: Washington St, Charles Town

August 15, 2015 — August 16, 2015

Instructor: Carol Anderson, 19th century foodways expert
Workshop Fee: $20.00 per person each class. Children under 12 years old $10.00 and must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration closes on August 8, 2015. After that date inquire at the Bookshop or call 304-535-6881 about available...

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Date: August 15, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

August 16, 2015 — August 22, 2015

Founded in 1953, the Jefferson County Fair Association moved to its current location on Old Leetown Pike in 1975 and has grown from 13 acres to its current 75 acres.  There will be something for everyone! What used to be a three-day event has grown into a week-long exposition with attendance...

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Date: August 16, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Location: 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville

August 16, 2015

Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara during this commemorative walk to the site of John Browns Fort in 1906. A 10am memorial service will follow at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church.

Date: August 16, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

August 25, 2015

Entrance to park is free on National Park Service Birthday

Date: August 25, 2015 - August 25, 2015
Time: 9 to 5
Location: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry

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Defend and Protect: Arming Americas Soldiers

May 23, 2015 — May 24, 2015.  Special exhibits and programs highlight the Harpers Ferry Armory, technology, invention and how these weapons were used by soldiers for national defense and exploration. See this armory town come to life as living history volunteers present the story of Harpers Ferry and the Industrial Revolution through historic weapons firing demonstration and other special activities.  Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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