History

Town of Harpers Ferry
-Located adjacent to the Town of Bolivar, Harpers Ferry is most well known for the John Brown Raid.Historical and Ghost Tours are available by private companies.

City of Charles Town
-Located only 10 minutes from Bolivar, Charles Town is one of the largest towns in Jefferson County.
-Charles Town was founded in 1786 by Charles Washington, brother of President George Washington.
-Historical Tours are available by private companies.

Town of Shepherdstown
-Shepherdstown is considered the oldest town in West Virginia, was founded in 1762.
-Located in northern Jefferson County, only 15 minutes from Bolivar.
-Historical Tours are available by private companies.

Antietam National Battlefield
-The Battle of Antietam (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg) was fought in September 1862 and was the first major battle of the American Civil War fought on Northern soil.The battle contained the single bloodiest day of the Civil War with around 23,000 casualties.
-Open year round, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
-Self-guided driving tours are available.

Recreation

River Riders- 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry
-River Riders offers white water rafting, tubing, zip line tours, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking and fishing.
-They also have primitive waterfront tent and RV camping on the Potomac River.

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
-Park open daily from 8am-5pm and closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
-Park passes may be purchased at the fee collection entrance daily from 8am-4pm.
-HF NHP encompasses numerous parks and trails, such as Bolivar Heights, Maryland Heights, and Murphy Farm.

C & O Canal Park and Trail
-Park is open during daylight hours.
-Trail is located just across the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry.

Entertainment

Old Opera House Theatre Company- 204 N George St, Charles Town
-Renovated and reopened in 1971, this community theatre offers six mainstage productions, one summer children's show and theatre camp, dinner theatre, concerts, and black box theatre.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races- 750 Hollywood Dr, Charles Town
-The casino offers nearly 5,000 slots, 85 table games, and thoroughbred racing.Food Court, Epic Buffet, and Final Cut Steakhouse.
Open 24 hours.

Summit Point Motorsports Park- 201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point
-Opened in 1970, this raceway offers a variety of activities including Summit Point Kart, Friday at the Track, Drift Nirvana and Jefferson 500.

Restaurants

The Anvil Restaurant - 1290 W Washington St
Contact: 304-535-2582, anvilrestaurant@gmail.com
Website: www.anvilrestaurant.com
-Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere, serving lunch and dinner, Wednesday-Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm, pub open later. Established in 1985, family owned and operated. Private rooms for parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners and meetings. Off-premise catering also available.

Canal House- 1226 W Washington St
Contact: 304-535-2443, carriegauthier@frontiernet.net
-Soups, salads and sandwiches, healthy organic food for the soul.

Country Cafe- 1715 W Washington St
Contact: 304-535-2327, lisadel@comcast.net
Website: www.country-cafe.com
-Home-cooked casual dining at reasonable prices. Breakfast and lunch served Tuesday through Sunday, 7 am 3 pm.

Lodging

Jackson Rose Bed & Breakfast- 1167 W Washington St
​Contact: 304-535-1528, jacksonrosebnb@comcast.net
Website: www.thejacksonrose.com
-"Stonewall" Jackson's first Civil War headquarters. Circa 1795 Federal-style home offering three comfortable and quaint accommodations, warm hospitality and home-cooked lavish breakfasts. Private baths, queen-size beds, front porch and back gardens.

Tourist Information

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