Accessibility Information

Accessibility in the National Park

Visit the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park website for information on park accessibility:

Park shuttles, used to carry visitors from the main Visitor Center to Harpers Ferry on Shenandoah Street, can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Accessibility in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar

Accessibility in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar is sometimes limited due to the historic nature of the architecture and design of the towns. Some tips for getting around Harpers Ferry and Bolivar with limited mobility:

St. Peter's Catholic Church can be accessed via Public Way, rather than the stone steps that descend from the church to High Street.

The Point (where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers converge) is accessible, but the path is made of gravel and may be difficult for some to navigate.

On High Street, The Vintage Lady shop, Battle Grounds Bakery, and The Rabbit Hole restaurant are accessible. 


In Bolivar, The Anvil Restaurant, the Country Cafe, and The Barn of Harpers Ferry are accessible. Light Horse Inn has a first-floor accessible suite for overnight accommodations. Quality Inn also has accessible rooms.

Just outside town, on Highway 340, White Horse Tavern and the Clarion Inn are both accessible.

Information on Pets and Service Animals

Pet are welcome in Harpers Ferry year-round, including the in the National Historical Park. However, they are not allowed on shuttles, in museum exhibits, and in most shops and restaurants. Because the majority of the Olde Tyme Christmas events are held indoors, we recommend that you leave your pet at home for this celebration.

ADA Service Dogs are welcome anywhere that their handlers are allowed entry. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA and are welcome anywhere that pets are allowed entry.