• Notice from the WVDOH: The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announces that the John Hancock Hall Memorial Bridge on US Route 340 in Harper’s Ferry (the bridge over the Shenandoah River) will be reduced to one lane beginning as early as Monday, August 12, 2019. - Flaggers will be utilized to alternate US 340 traffic to a single open lane across the bridge. Signs and traffic cones will be in place to warn motorists, who are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone. These lane closures are necessary for WVDOH to perform routine safety inspections. - Work is expected to be completed in approximately three days. Exact schedule is weather dependent. Questions regarding the closure can be directed to the District Five Bridge Department at 304-289-2221.​

  • Music in the Park: The next Music in the Park will take place on Friday, August 16th in the Bolivar Community Park. The even will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm and will feature the Speakeasy Boys. To download a flyer for this event, please click here.

  • ​​Office Closed: The Town Office of Bolivar will be closed Monday September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.

  • Vulture Presentation: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will be giving a presentation on Vultures on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Bolivar Community Center. All ages are welcome to attend! To download a flyer for the event, please click here. To download a handout on Vultures, please click here.

  • Note From Bolivar: Congratulations to Sandra Marra on your recent appointment as the new President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy!

  • ​​Canal Town Partnership: The Town of Bolivar will be accepting letters of interest to fill a position to the Canal Town Partnership. The position is available immediately. Any persons interested may submit their letter to the Town of Bolivar, PO Box 37, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 or email to, Attn: Laura Whittington. The deadline of submission is August 5, 2019.


  • ​​​​​Attention Bolivar Business Owners: Please be sure to submit proper documentation in order to obtain a Bolivar Business license. Licenses will not be issued without current application. More information and proper documentation can be found on our Working page. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Hotel Occupancy Tax: On November 2, 2018, the Corporation of Bolivar adopted a Hotel Occupancy Tax. This tax applies to all hotels in the municipality and is to be paid by the Hotel Operator each quarter. For a copy of the full Hotel Occupancy Tax Notice, click here. To download the Hotel Occupancy Tax Return Form, click here. For questions, contact Town Hall at 304-535-2476.

  • ​​Farmers Market: A note from the Market: 
    Sorry for the delay in posting this very important update message. It's well in to April now and all the local markets are opening. Unfortunately the Bolivar Market will not be opening this year on a regular basis, though we may however have special events with some of your favorite vendors! Last year was rough on our vendors and most are not able to return. We are looking for vendors for next year, so if you or someone you know are interested please contact us! We miss you all and wish to bring you a new and improved market next year! Meanwhile, all your favorite vendors still have Facebook pages that you can visit and make orders and Sondra has her wonderful restaurant just down the street from the park where the market was held. Please keep following so we can inform you of important updates!! Happy spring everyone.​

    Meanwhile, your favorite vendors are still around!
    Town & Country Nursery is at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown markets, and at their nursery
    Kelley Farm can be found all over Harpers Ferry and local events
    S84 by Denise has a website that can be found on her Facebook page
    Sookie's Cookies for Dogs can be found in local stores and through her Facebook page
    Femme and Flora - Adult Coloring Book will be doing local events as well as through Facebook and her website
    Joyful Suds does events in the Maryland area and can be contacted through Facebook and deliveries made through Sondra with Kelley Farm
    Handmades By Kristine does local events and has her Facebook page
    Thank you all for supporting us through this difficult time and we can't wait to see you next year! 

  • Monthly Meetings: Town Council meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. 
    Planning Commission meetings are the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. Both meetings take place in the Bolivar Community Center located at 60 Panama Street. Agendas for these meetings can be found on our Government Page

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

  • ​​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.

  • Sign up for Nixle Alerts: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management now offers emergency alert notifications by text, email, Twitter, and Facebook through a product called Nixle. In order to sign up for these alerts go to or text your zip code to 888777 and then text JCHSEM to the same number. There is no charge to sign up for Nixle services.

  • EPTA Token Transit: The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority now accepts Token Transit, a mobile app that allows you to purchase bus fair for yourself or to send tickets to your friends & family. To download the app, click here.


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.

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