Scenic view of historic Harpers Ferry West Virginia from Maryland Heights Trail

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.

Temporary Welcome Center Location:  Inside Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry, 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, WV  25425

304-535-2627 or 304-535-1813