Attractions & Events
Harpers Ferry and the surrounding area makes for a great destination for hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, rock climbing, horseback riding, and golfing. It also has much to offer by way of award-winning local wineries and breweries; historic and scenic drives; living history tours; nature walks; Civil War battlefields, trails, and reenactments; museums; living history workshops; horse and wagon rides; private park guide tours; and ghost tours. Whether guests wish to stroll through the historic shops, hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, or bike the C&O Canal National Historical Park Trail and Towpath, the hosts of the Potomac Ridge Bed and Breakfast can assist planning their adventures. As a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA), the hosts are happy to share the many exciting things to see and do in the four-state Civil War corridor.
Should guests wish to branch out further to explore the broader region, the hosts can provide information on things to see and do along the “Journey Through Hallowed Ground,” which stretches the 180-mile long, 75-mile wide, Route 15 – consisting of an exceptional amount of Colonial, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history— known previously as “the Old Carolina Road.” This historic area runs from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Frederick County, Maryland; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; and south to James Madison’s Montpellier home and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, near Charlottesville, Virginia. This area has the greatest concentration of Civil War history of any location in the U.S., and would be a treasure trove for those interested in beholding some of the richest pieces of this nation’s past.
This area yearns to be explored and there is just so much to see and do. That is why each guest of the Potomac Ridge Bed and Breakfast is emailed a helpful Guest Guidebook upon making a reservation. This handy guide helps guests plan activities and has a large array of options to satisfy varying interests.
Plan Your Trip
To get some ideas about interesting places to see, local attractions, or the many activities in the area, please visit:
- Historic Harpers Ferry Foundation
- Harpers Ferry Park Association
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
- C&O Canal National Historical Park & Towpath
- Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Experience Harpers Ferry
Follow the links below to view event calendars specific to the Harpers Ferry area:
Santosh said: “My family and I had a wonderful time at Curt’s place. This place is spacious, clean and very welcoming with lots of books and brochures related to Civil War, Appalachian Trail and nearby tourist attractions. Curt went above and beyond to ensure that we had a comfortable stay. The day we reached Harpers Ferry, the restaurants close to Curt’s house were all closed. Curt drove us in his car to one of the restaurants that was actually open and picked us up for the ride back to his home when we were done. In addition, it was raining and cold during our stay and Curt offered to pick us up home in the evening when we were done with sightseeing in the lower town. I highly recommend this place to anyone planning to visit Harpers Ferry.”