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Harpers Ferry & Blennerhassett Island

 

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Packed with history, West Virginia is a scenic state home to historical parks, notable institutions like Marshall University, and an Appalachian charm only found in the Colonial America region.

History buffs will love a visit to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park – probably the most well known historical site in West Virginia. Set at the intersection of the Potomac River and Shenandoah River, this National Monument is located at the confluence of Maryland, Virginia, and of course, West Virginia – less than 50 miles from Berkeley Springs. The 4,000-acre National Historical Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and consists of the historic city of Harpers Ferry and a section of the Appalachian Trail.

Historical points of interest in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park include the B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and the preserved Shenandoah Street. Don’t miss the Storer College/Niagara Movement Museum, the Civil War Museum, and the Black Voices Museum. Harpers Ferry is open daily, so be sure to travel back in time during your trip to West Virginia.

Another historic park in the Mountain State is the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park in Parkersburg. Located on an Ohio River island – reached only by sternwheeler riverboat – the park is home to the Blennerhasset Mansion replica. Stroll through the Blennerhasset Museum of Regional History, or take advantage of carriage rides, picnic spots, and biking and hiking trails.

Less than two hours south of Blennerhassett Island, the West Virginia State Capitol is located in the capital city of Charleston. Home to the Governor of West Virginia and West Virginia Legislature, the capitol is found on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the tallest building in the state. Set along the Kanawha River, the capitol building's front plaza includes commemorations to Abraham Lincoln and Stonewall Jackson. Head to the West Virginia Cultural Center for a tour of the capitol, and explore the many other historic sites in Charleston and West Virginia.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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BEST WESTERN Huntington Mall Inn

3441 US Route 60 E, Barboursville WV 25504-1608
Phone: (304) 736-9772  |  Fax: (304) 736-4386  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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BEST WESTERN Berkeley Springs Inn

1776 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs WV 25411-4804
Phone: (304) 258-9400  |  Fax: (304) 258-9445  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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BEST WESTERN Charleston Plaza Hotel

1010 Washington Street E, Charleston WV 25301-1711
Phone: (304) 345-9779  |  Fax: (304) 345-6120  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

More to see in West Virginia

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    West Virginia State Parks

    Explore the many state parks of West Virginia, including the Chief Logan State Park and Stonewall Jackson State Park.

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    West Virginia Historic Sites

    Explore West Virginia historic sites like Harpers Ferry National Historical Park & Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

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