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Advertisement for bids: Distribution System Improvement Project

Posted 22 May 2024

Sealed bids for the construction of Phase I of the Water Distribution System Improvement Project will be received by the Corporation of Harpers Ferry until 2:00 p.m. on 25 June 2024, at which time the bids received will be publicly opened and read. The project consists of approximately 8,800 linear feet of water transmission main replacement (1" through 10" diameter) along with service laterals, water storage tank rehabilitation, pressure reducing vault, and all required appurtenances. Click here to read the full advertisement for bids.

Music on the Ridge 2024

Music on the Ridge 2024Come join the Parks and Recreation Commission as we host Music on the Ridge on Saturday, 8 June 2024 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the historic Storer College lawn, Fillmore Street. Click the flyer for more information.

Volunteers still needed!

Updated 26 March 2024

Thank you to our community members who have stepped up to the plate to join our various commissions and committees. There are still open opportunities to serve on the following:

  • Board of Zoning Appeals (one regular member and two alternates)
  • Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Tree Commission

Send a letter of interest to or to the Corporation of Harpers Ferry, PO Box 217, Harpers Ferry WV  25425.

Please consider helping your community. Thank you!

Harpers Ferry designated a Source Water Community

WV Rivers Coalition has recognized Harpers Ferry with a Source Water Community award. Harpers Ferry and Marlinton are the first two communities in WV to receive this award. A water utility earns the designation as a Source Water Community if they take an active role in protecting the waters that serve as their drinking water source. To receive the designation of a Source Water Community, a water utility must partner with the community on source water protection projects and issue a Proclamation celebrating Drinking Water Week during the first week of May. Read more here.

Information on paid parking in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry has instituted three paid parking zones to improve safety and better regulate the very limited parking within the Corporation. Two of the zones, 7510 and 7520, are on Washington Street (Alt. U.S. 340). The third is on Potomac Street in Lower Town. The cost for parking is $2.00 per hour in Zones 7510 and 7520, and $3.00 per hour in Zone 7515. Parking may be purchased in half-hour segments. Payment may be made using the Parkmobile cell phone app. To use Parkmobile, open the app, enter zone number, select amount of time desired, and pay by major credit card or PayPal. Visitors may find it easier to download the app to their cell phones before visiting Harpers Ferry to simplify their parking experience at the following link:

Paid parking is strictly enforced in all zones between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Violators may be fined and / or towed. Parking is free in all paid parking zones after 6:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.

All side streets within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry are parking by residential permit only. Violators may be fined and / or towed. Permits for residents and their guests may be purchased at Town Hall.

View from Maryland Heights

“The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature... worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1783

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