Charles Town / Jefferson County, West Virginia
I-81 Exit 12.
Historically rich and packed with interesting and fun activities is the best way to describe Jefferson County. Harpers Ferry is a destination featuring wonderful outdoor activities, excellent historic sites, and beautiful natural surroundings. It was built in a natural pass through the mountains, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers converge. The easiest way to visit is to enter the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on US 340.
Visit the place developed by the Washington family, Charles Town is the site of many of their homes and farms. The famed Charles Town Races & Slots is located just outside of downtown. The region is filled with outdoor recreation just ask the River and Trail Outfitters. Trip planning for the region offers opportunities for paddling, fishing, and white-water raft trips.
When you drive around the bend and enter Shepherdstown, you’ll take a quick breath at the view of German Street and say, “Wow, what a great postcard this would make!” Shepherdstown is a beautifully preserved, centuries-old town with no superhighway connections. Isolated on the southern bank of the Potomac River between Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry, the town boasts exceptional shops and lodging. The Visitor Center on German Street offers a brochure with over 50 sites to see on a Walking Tour.
Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau
37 Washington Court
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
29 Keyes Ferry Road, Suite 200
Charles Town, WV 25414