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Directions to...

 The Piazza (Front Patio) of

St. Peter's Catholic Church

100 Church Street

Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425

(One long block up Public Way from the

intersection of High Street & Public Way.)

 

NOTE-  Please be cautious of the accuracy of GPS navigation systems when traveling to Harpers Ferry!  These systems do not always work for Harpers Ferry and more than one unsuspecting user has ended up in Charles Town, or on an unfinished dirt road running along and almost into the Potomac River! 

You would be much better off by taking a look at a may of Harpers Ferry on MapQuest.com, or GoogleMaps.com to familiarize yourself with where you want to go.  Here's a link to MapQuest (just zoom in ):  http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Harpers+Ferry&state=WV&country=US&latitude=39.325298&longitude=-77.739197&geocode=CITY

  You can park at the Potomac Street Train Station, 120 Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425.

If you turn in from Rt. 340 onto Shenendoah St., go to end and make a left on Potomac Street.  The train station parking lot will be 1 &1/2 blocks down on your right.

If you turn in from Rt. 340 on Washington Street, proceed 2 miles (it changes to High Street in 1 & 3/4 miles), to  the end fo the street and turn left onto Shenendoah St.  Go one block and turn left onto Potomac Street.  The train station parking lot will be 1 & 1/2 blocks down on your right.

From Frederick, MD....

Take US15/US340 West.  Shortly after enterring West Virginia, you will cross the Shenandoah River Bridge.  Immediatly after this bridge, turn right onto Shenandoah Street.  At the end of Shenandoah Street, turn left onto Potomac Street.  Go 2 blocks and park in the train station parking lot which will be on your right.

After exiting your vehicle, look across Potomac Street and up the hill and you will see two sets of stairs.  The one towards your right is very tall and somewhat steep, and the one slightly to your left, immediately next to The Armory Pub and sandwhiched between two buildings, is much shorter and much friendlier.

When you reach the top of the stairs, look directly across the street (High Street) and you will see The "O' Be JoyFull" Center located in the bottom right section of The Towns Inn building, with a black wrought iron fence and patio area in the front of a set of double doors.

From Leesburg, VA....

From Route 7 West, take right exit for Route 9 North toward Charles Town.  After passing through Hillsboro, turn right onto Harpers Ferry Road (Route 671).  At the end of Harpers Ferry Road, turn left onto US Route 340.  Shortly after enterring West Virginia, you will cross the Shenandoah River Bridge.  Immediatly after this bridge, turn right onto Shenandoah Street.  At the end of Shenandoah Street, turn left onto Potomac Street.  Go 2 blocks and park in the train station parking lot which will be on your right.

After exiting your vehicle, look across Potomac Street and up the hill and you will see two sets of stairs.  The one towards your right is very tall and somewhat steep, and the one slightly to your left, immediately next to The Armory Pub and sandwhiched between two buildings, is much shorter and much friendlier.

When you reach the top of the stairs, look directly across the street (High Street) and you will see The "O' Be JoyFull" Center located in the bottom right section of The Towns Inn building, with a black wrought iron fence and patio area in the front of a set of double doors.

From Martinsburg, WV....

Take Route 9 East toward Charles Town.  Take right exit for US Route 340, turning left at the traffic light at the end of the ramp.  Once in Harpers Ferry, you will pass a Quality Inn on your right, and come to a traffic light shortly thereafter.  After passing the traffic light, you will take your second left onto Shenandoah Street (just before the Shenandoah River Bridge).  At the end of Shenandoah Street, turn left onto Potomac Street.  Go 2 blocks and park in the train station parking lot which will be on your right.

After exiting your vehicle, look across Potomac Street and up the hill and you will see two sets of stairs.  The one towards your right is very tall and somewhat steep, and the one slightly to your left, immediately next to The Armory Pub and sandwhiched between two buildings, is much shorter and much friendlier.

When you reach the top of the stairs, look directly across the street (High Street) and you will see The "O' Be JoyFull" Center located in the bottom right section of The Towns Inn building, with a black wrought iron fence and patio area in the front of a set of double doors.

 

PARKING

There is typically plenty of parking at the train station parking lot on Potomac Street by early evening, or along Potomac Street itself. However, if you have difficulty in finding a parking space, there is additional parking just a few blocks away at the now closed Hilltop House Hotel, which requires an approximate seven (7) minute walk downhill.

To get there you simply go up High Street and turn right on Columbia Street (there is still a sign for the Hilltop House Hotel on the corner) and proceed slowly up to the stop sign, which is E. Ridge Street. Turn right here at E. Ridge Street, proceed slowly one (1) block and there will be several parking lots around the fenced off hotel, which the current owners have given us permission to use.

Of course it’s always great to check out www.mapquest.com, or www.google.com/maps so that you will be familiar with the street layout of Historic Harpers Ferry, WV!