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Harpers Ferry NHP with Ron Gaskins & Amanda Haddox

September 27 - September 29


Three States! Two Rivers! One Park! The Harpers Ferry National Historic Park will be 75 years active in 2019, and Ron Gaskins & Amanda Haddox of Mountaineer Photo Excursions are taking you there! We’re working with the Harpers Ferry Park Association to deliver access to one of the most important locations in America…not just the Civil War, but civil rights; not just the Federal Armory, but a breakthrough in manufacturing; not just a beautiful view, but a gap in the mountains that was the prize in a race between the railroad and the canal!

At the majestic confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers—where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet—Harpers Ferry National Historical Park encompasses 4,000 acres of parkland including battlefields, hiking trails, and a restored historic district. This quaint village was the site of compelling moments in our nation’s narrative, from George Washington’s establishment of a federal armory to John Brown’s 1859 raid against slavery. The town changed hands repeatedly during the Civil War and saw significant movements in the struggle for equal rights for all Americans.

Photo opportunities during the weekend will include many of the following over the course of the weekend: The Provost Marshal Office, Dry Goods Store, Industry Museum, Philip Frankel & Co., John Brown’s Fort, the Point, Appalachian Trail to C&O Canal Lock 33, Armory site, Harpers Ferry Train Station, High Street, Stone Steps, Harper House, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St. John’s Church ruins, Jefferson Rock, Virginius Island, flour mill ruins, trails, bridge, pulp mill ruins, train trestle, Murphy-Chambers Farm, Schoolhouse Ridge South, Bolivar Heights, Storer College, Curtis Free Will Baptist Church, Lockwood House, Harper Cemetery.

In addition, there may be opportunities to capture photos of wildlife, such as redtail hawks, Canada geese, turtles, osprey and peregrine falcons. This should provide additional and exciting opportunities for photography that highlights the many aspects of Harpers Ferry NHP. Finally, the Park is observing their 75th Anniversary. Mountaineer Photo Excursions is a sponsor of the Anniversary Celebration, and we are expecting lots of special and exciting activities.

WHEN: September 27-29, 2019. We’ll begin on Friday evening at 6:00 pm; a full day of activities on Saturday, followed by a full day on Sunday.

WHERE: This workshop will be centered at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV. Some nearby locations included may not be within the Park.

LODGING: We have arranged for discounted lodging at the Clarion Inn Hotel; 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, WV. Our rate is $118/night, recommending two nights.

FEE: The full fee for this workshop is $410.00. This includes all field trips, meeting time, and a box lunch on one day. We are offering an “Early Bird” discount of just $348.00, if registration is paid in full by August 15, 2019. All other registration must be paid by September 12, 2019. A portion of our workshop fee will be donated to the Harpers Ferry Park Association, to assist in the support of the activities and programs offered by the Park.

CONTACT: To register or for questions, please contact or call 304-532-0070. We provide invoices via PayPal, which may be paid by credit or debit card, or your PayPal account.


September 27
September 29
Event Category:


USA - Southeast
USA States/Territories
West Virginia
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Harpers Ferry NHP
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