The town is situated at the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where MD, VA, and WV meet. Numerous museums, exhibits and trails explore the history of Harpers Ferry.

Harpers Ferry is most famous for John Brown's raid on the armory and arsenal on October 16, 1859. Brown's purpose was to capture guns and ammunition to arm the slaves and win their freedom. The uprising was quelled in 36 hours and Brown was hanged on December 2, 1859. During the Civil War, the town changed hands eight times between 1861 and 1865

This is as you come into Harper's Ferry's Park entrance. Also where I say, "Stop the car, this is a great picture!"

Another place I had to stop the car and take a picture.

It is so scenic, I could not stop myself.

One more shot before we enter the park!

The railroad trestle bridge. Harpers Ferry was a transportation center in the mid-1800s since it was at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, the Baltimore & Ohio and Winchester & Potomac railroads and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.

Just one view of the St Peter's Church. Due to the town nestled between two rivers a few floods has nearly reached over this bridge to the level of the church.

Pepe said this under the bridge would make an excellent photo, and I agreed.

Enric and Barb under the bridge.

Barb and Pepe on the side of the fascinating bridge!

Harper's Ferry shows off its October colors.

Another view of the town's church.

An old church in ruins as we hike upwards.

A look down in the town from above.

Near at the top at Jefferson Rock.

At the top there is a cemetary, this little tombstone took my attention.

Returning down, a side of the church.

The quaint little town of Harpers Ferry

This bridge into the tunnel is a lovely subject, not just to photograph, but makes for a breathtaking view. This is really where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers come together.

The rusty old railroad tracks as we walk on them.

A view from the tracks down to the water. One can see the remains of an old bridge over the Shenendoah.

The two sets of tracks going into a tunnel. This bridge is over the Potamac, Maryland is on the other side.

A favorite place for many to picnic.

Looking downhill on High Street.

On the way home, the view from a bridge look back into the hills where Harpers Ferry is located.

One more shot before leaving.