John Brown’s Fort

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Recognizes Anniversary Of John Brown Raid

The raid took place more than 160 years ago and is thought of as one of the events that precipitated the Civil War.

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April 18, 1861: Federal Soldiers Set Fire to Harpers Ferry Armory

On April 18, 1861, U.S. Army regular soldiers and volunteers set fire to the U.S. Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The day before, Virginia…

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October 16, 1859: John Brown Captures U.S. Armory

On the night of October 16, 1859, a band of antislavery men under John Brown captured the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry. Earlier in the year, Brown had…

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New Quarter Featuring John Brown's Fort Released in Harpers Ferry

This year marks the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service – 100 years since the system was created. But 2016 is also special for another…

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