Harpers Ferry: American History in Brilliant Color
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers
Tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains and seated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is steeped in history—and spectacular fall foliage. Take in the beauty and the local history during an excursion led by historian Garrett Peck. Learn about John Brown’s ill-fated 1859 raid on the town’s armory that presaged the Civil War; the history of the C&O Canal; and the changing economics of local industry. An optional hike to Maryland Heights (a 3-mile round trip) offers a chance to see the leaves at the peak of the season and enjoy a panoramic view of the town below.
Lunch at a local restaurant is included. Be sure to bring your hiking boots and your camera for a wonderful fall day.
Fringe stop at about 8:25 a.m.
Dress for hiking; the tour requires 4 hours of walking and standing, with a break for lunch. A photo ID is required for this tour.
Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts)
Fringe: I-270, Exit 26 Urbana Carpool lot