Where to Go, What to Do in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is about 50 miles from the Capital Beltway. Take Interstate 270 north to I-70 west toward Hagerstown, Md., then take Exit 52 to Charles Town and Leesburg. Continue on U.S. 15/U.S. 340 west across the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers and take a left onto Shenandoah Street to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Visitor Center. Parking in the visitor center lot is $6. A free National Park Service shuttle takes you to the Lower Town (which will be closed to vehicular traffic Friday-Sunday).
Hotels in Harpers Ferry are booked for this weekend, but if you want to go for the entire commemoration, other alternatives include:
Turf Motel, 741 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va.; 800-422-TURF, http:/
Courtyard Frederick, 5225 Westview Dr., Frederick, 301-631-9030, http:/
Secret Six Tavern, 186 High St., 304-535-3044. Named after Brown's financial backers. Outdoor pub grub with a great view of the Potomac. Entrees $10 to $20.
All events on the commemorative weekend are free. Rangers will hand out programs, including a schedule of events and a map, in the Lower Town.
Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, 175 High St., 304-725-8019, http:/
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