Liz McCormick Published

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Contends for 10Best Historic Southern Attraction in USA Today

Harpers Ferry was the site of the US Armory, and played a vital role before and during the Civil War.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is a contender for Best Historic Southern Attraction in the USA Today, 10Best Readers’ Choice contest.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. It was established in 1963, and includes the town of Harpers Ferry, the scene of John Brown’s raid, which is viewed by many historians as the spark that ignited the Civil War.

Nearly 500,000 people visit the park every year to experience its cultural and recreational attractions.

The park is currently among the top 20 attractions compiled by a panel of travel journalists for USA Today and the final ten will be chosen by public vote.

Voting ends on May 25th at and is open to everyone. The public can vote once per day, per category.

The New River Gorge National River’s Endless Wall Trail was chosen as the nation’s best national park hike in a USA Today’s Readers’ Choice contest earlier this year.