HARPERS FERRY

Best Time to Visit West Virginia

 

Harpers Ferry is a West Virginia's eighteenth-century restored town at the border with Maryland, just a couple of hours away from Washington or Baltimore. 

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Best time to visit Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
When not to go to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia


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WHAT TO VISIT IN WEST VIRGINIA HARPERS FERRY?

Besides Harpers Ferry own attractions (restored houses, streets, museums, a historic munitions factory, John's Brown Fort...), there is some additional attractions around it, namely Charles Town, Shepherdstown and Berkeley Springs, without mentioning the Allegheny Mountains, the West Virginia's chain of the Appalachian mountains.

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BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO AND VISIT HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA

Considering the weather issue alone, then the best time to visit Harpers Ferry is undoubtedly mid and late spring - May, June – or late-summer and autumn.

Considering that Harpers Ferry climate is more close to that of Washington DC than that of southern Virginia, see Best time to visit Washington.


WHEN NOT TO GO TO VISIT HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA

Humidity and high temperatures may turn July and August inyo very uncomfortable months in Harpers Ferry. Winter is also a period you should want to avoid, due to snowfalls and cold temperatures.

Considering the resemblance with Washington's weather, see Best time to visit Washington.

Since Harpers Ferry is particularly visited during weekends, you may want to avoid Saturdays and Sundays. 

You may also want to avoid the most popular months, in order to get accommodation deals: summer, mid and late spring, and autumn months.

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