This past weekend, we went to the historic town of Harpers Ferry, WV for a visit. The town sits on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and is part of the national parks system. Despite the government shutdown closing all of the park buildings, we had a nice day of peering in windows, exploring the St John’s Episcopal Church ruins and admiring the carved Jefferson Rock Stairway. We also strolled across the B&O Railroad Bridge and had lunch at a local tavern.
The streets were pretty empty since the park was closed, but we enjoyed having Harpers Ferry to ourselves.
The Jefferson Rock Stairway is carved out of solid rock to connect the upper and lower parts of town.
After an afternoon of exploring, we set off for 868 Estate Vineyards across the state line in Virginia for a quick tasting, which was the perfect end to our day.