- The list below includes 157 free or cheap things to do in or near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Ziplines, Haunted Tours and History Museums.
- From Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to Appalachian National Scenic Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Harpers Ferry and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Frederick, Hagerstown, Martinsburg and Leesburg.
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171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Costumed park staff and volunteers present historical vignettes throughout Harpers Ferry National Park on some days, while on other days, visitors can take classes to learn to knit, raise a garden, and bake bread. Visitors can also hike and fish at the park.
93% 70 votes
Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,184-mile long public footpath that was constructed by volunteers over the course of 16 years. The Appalachian Conservatory Trail was organized to help protect the trail.
Running along an old canal, Armory Canal Trail offers placards with historical information and views of old factories and ruins. The trail can be used for hiking and has wildlife like birds, fish and turtles that can be seen.
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian Trail is a famous, 2000 mile trail that allows hikers to explore the Appalachia region of New England. The trail is strung with a variety of lakes, streams, forests, stone structures, and wildlife.
100% 2 votes
Roosevelt Island DC to Allegheny Highlands PA, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Potomac Heritage Trail offers visitors outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, and boating. The trail goes through forests, has rocky terrain, and passes by streams. There are also views of the Potomac River.
95% 131 votes
Store College Place, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
At the Appalachian Trail Conference Headquarters, hikers often have their pictures taken under the sign to signify that they have completed half the hike. The headquarters maintains a list of all hikers who have completed the 2,000-mile hike.
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Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment, gives ghost tours of Harpers Valley, and its founder Rick Garland also conducts historical tours including tours of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. This leader also presents a Historical Songs and Stories Concert Show, as well as serving as a step-on guide.
White water rafting adventures, tubing adventures, Zip Line Canopy Tours, kayaking and canoeing tours, stand up paddle boards rides, mountain bike, and fishing adventures are all available from River Riders. Additionally, the company operates the Aerial Forest Adventure Park where visitors can experience zip li…