Historic Sites

Harpers Ferry History Marker
Explore Unique Locations
Visiting Jefferson County allows one to not only explore the region, but also to relish the thick texture of history that runs through the Eastern Panhandle and nearby. Learn more about the oldest town in West Virginia, a variety of stories from the Civil War, where Lewis and Clark began their adventures, the legacy of the Washingtons, and more.

We have divided this section into three categories for your convenience: the unique and historical locations of Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, and the Antietam National Battlefield. Come enjoy the rich and vibrant history of these three locations while taking a hike, bike ride, or a simple stroll along the paths of our founders.