Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia, United States
Sep 18, 2012 - STUCK in motor home!
No photos here. We were stuck at Harper's Ferry, due to the bad weather. Under a tornado watch all day with high winds 60+ gusts and heavy rain - 2 inches We decided not to try to move since the weather was so bad. So I was able to catch up from seeing two sights yesterday. Plus we had some ripped canvas on our slide-out so in the pouring rain and winds Joe went out and sewed what he could to get us by. Ugh, coach needs new canvas which is now put on the "to do list" for April 2013 in Lake Havasu.Jump to full entry
Sep 17, 2012 - Antietam National Battlefield and Harper's Ferry
We parked the motor home at the KOA at Harper's Ferry and drove the truck 17 miles up to Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Virginia. Surprise, we hit that battlefield on the very day 150 years ago that the single worst battle of the civil war took place. Every two seconds a soldier died on this battleground. 23,000 deaths total in one day's time. There were re-enactors in costume everywhere we went. We drove through Sharpsburg and then through Shepardsville Virginia to get back to Harper's Ferry. We checked in with the National...Jump to full entry
Jun 26, 2008 - A Multi Faceted Day at a Great Park
Boy, did we learn a lot that we didn’t know before by visiting Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park today. The only part of Harpers’ Ferry I knew was about John Brown and his raid there in 1859, but there was so much more to learn! We spent the day in this very beautiful part of West Virginia, and learned so much – especially that we’d like to come back again and stay longer in the area. The park explores the region’s importance in six themes: natural heritage, transportation, industry, Civil War, African American history. and John...Jump to full entry