On Tuesday we drove down to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park includes a historic area full of old buildings that have been/are being restored. There is limited parking in the town area, so we rode the shuttle bus… Don’t laugh, but we had never been on a bus before (hence the pic)! Even a shuttle.
Harper’s Ferry was made famous (at least for us), by John Brown’s attempt to seize the arsenal that was located there. John Brown was anabolitionist who thought that he could lead the slaves to rise up in rebellion and free themselves. John Brown did take over the fire engine house at the armory where he holed himself up with some of his followers, and held off troops for days. The engine house was much smaller than we thought it would be…
And with so much to learn about! A lot of different things have happened in Harper’s Ferry to put them on the map.
And the ranger that checked their work was the coolest!!! Love the rangers that love the kids!