Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Harpers Ferry

We have been to Harper's Ferry several times. Or should I say that we have floated past Harper's Ferry on the Potomac river.

Well this time, Jill and I went to the actual city.

We entered the National Park visitors center, overhead something about a bus ride into the city, and boarded the bus before we really new what we were doing. As it turns out, we did it right.

It was the John Brown weekend with lots of people dressed up. We even had to register with the troops in order to gain access to the town.

We spent several hours wandering around the town. The demonstration of the black powder rifles/muskets was pretty cool. It was amazing to learn that the band would play while the armed guard would fire their muskets. Apparently it was to keep up the morale of the troops.

The little town was pretty interesting. We ended our visit to the park with another picnic.

Here are some pictures of Harpers Ferry.

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