Harpers Ferry Hosts "A Day in the Park"

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to the “A Day in the Park” event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event will occur on the park's Junior Ranger Day and will give kids of all ages the opportunity to have fun while learning about how the National Park Service operates. This is an entrance fee free event.

Highlights of activities for would-be Junior Rangers include:

Snap a photo at the retro ranger station
Smell and touch artifacts in a “Hands-On History” activity
Dress up as a ranger
Play National Park Service Jeopardy
Color your national parks
Learn about volunteer opportunities
Play “You’re in Charge” and learn how to manage a national park
Get an inside look at a Law Enforcement patrol car
Discover the meaning behind the National Park Service’s symbol, the arrowhead
Learn about invasive versus non-invasive plants and citizen science
Watch as 3D models of museum artifacts are made and learn how the National Park Service cares for and preserves museum collections
Build a national park visitor center with blocks
The Harpers Ferry Park Association, a park partner, will have a sales area in the event tent with children’s items, Junior Ranger apparel and games, and “Hike Harpers Ferry” t-shirts along with free “Hike Harpers Ferry” posters for cancellations. Take this opportunity to support Harpers Ferry National Historical Park by supporting our partner.

Beyond the “A Day in the Park” event, Harpers Ferry NHP will also feature special 2:00 pm ranger programs the Monday through Friday of National Park Week (April 17-21), featuring the connections between Harpers Ferry and other national park sites’ civil rights stories.