This weekend we visited the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Harpers Ferry is located near the convergence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, where the states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. The town is best know for John Brown's raid in 1859, which had a role in the beginnings of the Civil War. Part of the town is part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and throughout the town are museums, informational signs, and "living history" exhibits. There are also hiking and biking trails throughout the park. We rode a shuttle from the visitor's center to the town, and we spent the afternoon there. It was fun and interesting to learn about a little part of history that I didn't know much about before. You can see from the pictures below that the area is absolutely beautiful!