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Harpers Ferry is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah River, separating Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It is in Jefferson County (Eastern Region) which places it as part of the Washington metro area.


In 1796 the federal arsenal and armory built and manufactured many of the muskets and rifles used in the War or 1812 and the Civil War. These buildings were the targets of abolitionist John Brown's notorious raid.
During the Civil War, Harpers Ferry was regarded by the Union Command as a key to the safety of Washington D.C. In 1861 the small force of Virginians destroyed the arsenal before leaving. It was never rebuilt.


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08/23 Coming to The Harpers Ferry area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival Annapolis MD June9 View the juried works of 200 of the regions’ best artists and craftsmen. Sample wines from over 25 Maryland wineries in our expanded wine pavilions. Purchase a bottle of wine and relax while listening to smooth jazz all day long.