West Virginia


Welcome to Bolivar, where history, community, and natural beauty combine. Bolivar is a town of 1,100 located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, adjacent to the town of Harpers Ferry, and surrounded by the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The town of Bolivar is just one mile from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, off U.S. Route 340, an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.




  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective Sept 1st, 2015, there will be a change to police services in the Town of Bolivar. The Sheriff of Jefferson County will now be responding to calls as of the above date and you are reminded to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. The Sheriff will attend the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept 1st at 7:30pm and is willing to address your questions and concerns at this time. For a copy of this notice, please click here.

  • Renew Harpers Ferry Relief Fund: ​The Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation has established a relief fund for the benefit of those affected by the fire in our Historic Business District.  Contributions can be made online at www.gofundme.com\RenewHarpersFerry.  Because there is a commission applied to donations made through GoFundMe, contributions may also be sent directly to the Foundation at PO Box 1427, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (please designate "Renew Harpers Ferry" on your check).

  • Women's Club Membership: The Women's Club of the Harpers Ferry District is calling for new members. This Club has been serving our community for 100 years through fundraisers, town beautification, scholarships, and more. If you would like to know more about the Club or join its ranks, please click here for more information.

  • ​Music in the Park: The next Music in the Park will take place on Friday, August 28th at 6:30pm in the Bolivar Community Park. This event will feature the Clearspring Bluegrass Band.

  • ​​Facebook: The Town of Bolivar is now on Facebook! You will now be able to get news, alerts, and event information on your Facebook News Feed by joining our new 'Town of Bolivar WV' page. To visit the page, click here.

  • Community Center: If you would like to rent the Community Center for an event, please contact Laura Whittington at (304) 535-2476 or bolivarth@frontiernet.net. The Bolivar Community Park is free to use and does not require reservations.