Thursday Doors: Harper’s Ferry


I explored a quaint historic town named Harper’s Ferry. The living history village is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in West Virginia.

In 1734, the Quaker colonist Robert Harper was given a patent on a 125-acre parcel of land at the present location of the town. In 1761, Harper established a ferry across the Potomac, making the town a starting point for settlers moving into the Shenandoah Valley and further west. In 1763, the Virginia General Assembly established the town of “Shenandoah Falls at Mr. Harper’s Ferry.” {Wiki}

Every tourist had the liberty to open any door inside the town to explore the artifacts and the facts detailed on the sign boards. The tailor, the baker, the hardware store, Civil War Museum, etc.








It was curious to see how people from another decade lived. Interesting to note is the fact that the living history town had inhabitants who doors were marked with the sign “private” for a good reason.


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