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A historic town, panoramic sceneries and trip down history lane are what every visitor will experience when he visits Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Once a National Monument, the park was later elevated into the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

The park is located at the juncture of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. The park is shared by the Jefferson County in West Virginia, Loudoun County in Virginia, and Washington County in Maryland. The park contains the historic town of Harpers Ferry, one of the strategic areas during the American Civil War.

This is also where the famous abolitionist John Brown led a slave uprising.

Aside from visiting the historic town and enjoying the sights, visitors can also partake in outdoor recreational activities such as whitewater rafting, trekking, fishing and camping.
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