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Stay in a Historic Bed and Breakfast in Harpers Ferry

April 18, 2018 2:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

MONEY recently ranked Harpers Ferry, WV as the second highest value destination in the United States! A visit to the historic streets of Harpers Ferry offers a trip back in time to past centuries of American life. The area’s picturesque mountains and hiking trails along the river are every nature lover’s dream, as they radiate tranquility. Keep in line with the city’s traditions by staying in a historic bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV during your next visit. Here are some of the most popular attractions that you won’t want to miss out on. Harpers Ferry Historic District One of the area’s biggest draws for tourists is the historic district, which is where you’ll go to get most of... View Article

Harpers Ferry Guidebook

July 27, 2017 9:37 pm Published by

Harpers Ferry, a sleepy town situated at the gateway of the majestic Appalachian Mountains, was rated as a Top Best Small Town to Visit in 2017 by Smithsonian Magazine. This bucolic destination, which is connected to the Washington, D.C. metro area via commuter rail, is an accessible way to experience the charm of the culturally rich Appalachian region. The new Harpers Ferry Guidebook provides an in-depth look at why your next vacation should be to a bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV! The Harpers Ferry Guidebook features detailed descriptions of the town’s best eateries, most soothing hiking trails and most immersive educational experiences. The Harpers Ferry Guidebook is available for sale at the Anvil Restaurant and the Country Café.... View Article

Harper’s Ferry: Storer College History

June 13, 2017 10:08 pm Published by

Following the Civil war there were over 30,000 newly freed slaves in the Shenandoah Valley. Recognizing the need for education, the Freedman’s Bureau, the Freewill Baptists of New England and John Storer came together and Storer College was born. The school survived for 88 years, enriching the lives of hundreds of students. The first building to open its doors to students was the Lockwood House, formerly the U.S. Armory Paymaster’s home. In 1865, as a representative of New England’s Freewill Baptist Home Misssion Society, Reverend Nathan Brackett established a primary school in the war-torn building and began teaching reading, writing and arithmetic to students. From Harpers Ferry, Rev. Brackett directed he efforts of dedicated missionary teachers, who provided a basic... View Article