Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park protects the historic town area and surrounding natural resources lands at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers in West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Preserved structures and landscapes in the park tell of the historic role of the town and lands in the Civil War, African American history, manufacturing, and transportation and other historic events. The natural heritage of the park is equally rich, and over 70% of the park's 3,645 acres is covered with eastern deciduous forest. Changes in adjacent land use that may affect park resources (e.g., water quality, invasive species, deer population) are of primary concern to park management. Because of its unique location, flooding is also a major concern.