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While the Town’s Inn is easily accessible, parking is restricted in Lower Town Harpers Ferry in order to maintain the 18th and 19th century historical appearance of the town. Visitors who travel here by car have several options:
__ Go directly to the Train Station Lot without stopping at the Inn. Stop at the the entrance to the Train Station Lot & follow the instructions on the parking kiosk / mailbox at the entrance
__ Pull up across the street (!) from the Inn in the uphill lane in front of Rabbit Hole or the neighboring businesses any time other than 11:00 – 5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays to unload your baggage. Do NOT stop to unload baggage in front of the house with the balcony, which is located in the downhill lane at the intersection of High Street and Public Way.
__ Get a note and NPS parking fee envelope from Inn staff
__ Drive to the Train Station parking lot on Potomac Street to see if any parking spaces are available. If so, park and place the top of the NPS parking fee envelope and the note from the Inn on your dashboard. Put $15 in the envelope and drop the envelope in the NPS mailbox located at the intersection of Potomac Street and the driveway to the Train Station parking lot (on the right at the end of the sidewalk as you are turning from Potomac Street onto the driveway).
__ If no parking is available, drive about 2 miles up Washington / High Street until it curves and intersects Route 340, cross Route 340 ( when the traffic light is green 🙂 and then turn left into the NPS Visitor Center. Pay $15 to the Ranger at the entrance to the Visitor Center, park your car, and take the shuttle 1 mile along the Shenandoah River back to Lower Town.
__ Take one of the last shuttles back to the Visitor Center in the evening and drive your car to the Train Station, where your pass and the note from me allow you to park overnight. Remember, the parking is always first come, first serve — so if you move your car during the day, you may lose your space.