Welcome to Jefferson County, West Virginia. We invite you to discover our quaint towns, steeped with history and our stunning outdoors rich with recreational opportunities. Famous for John Brown’s historic raid and our deep ties to the Washington family, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and Charles Town celebrate our past while still being contemporary and sophisticated communities. Each town offers fabulous local dining, boutique shopping and comfortable lodging.
Highlighted by the world-famous Appalachian Trail, we have miles of scenic hiking and biking trails to explore. If you love water sports, the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers flow through Jefferson County and make for fabulous fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting and tubing. Or just take a leisurely stroll and take in the spectacular beauty of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Visitors from the DC area escape to Jefferson County to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just a short, one-hour trip to decompress and enjoy a romantic weekend, take in a local festival or explore the outdoors will rejuvenate your soul.