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Harpers Ferry Walking Tour: Capt. John Brown & Dr. Frederick Douglass

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Harpers Ferry

171 Shoreline Drive

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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Walk the historic streets of Harpers Ferry & Storer College with Doug Dobbs as John Brown & Nathan Richardson as Frederick Douglass

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Enjoy a new walking tour experience through the historic streets of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and the adjacent campus of the historic Storer College with Doug Dobbs as Capt. John Brown and Nathan Richardson as Dr. Frederick Douglass.

Learn more about the enduring relationship and friendship of John Brown and Frederick Douglass, John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and the subsequent visits Douglass made to Harpers Ferry during his service to Storer College, West Virginia's first historically Black college.

Tour will start at John Brown's Fort and conclude at Anthony Hall on the former campus of Storer College, where Douglass served as a board member.

Tours will be offered at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM.

Presenters / Re-enactors:

Doug Dobbs, an educator and radio personality, will portray Capt. John Brown. Dobbs has traveled the country to research the history of John Brown and was recently featured on a nationally syndicated radio program depicting Capt. Brown.

Nathan Richardson, an educator and performance artist, will portray Dr. Frederick Douglass. Richardson has portrayed Dr. Douglass for several years to tens of thousands of people from Virginia to New York. Richardson is a frequent presence as Dr. Douglass at National Park Service sites, including Fortress Monroe and Seneca Falls.

John Muller, a local historian and tour guide, will lead the tour. As author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia, Muller has lead walking tours in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore for several years.

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This walking tour is an independent initiative, NOT affiliated with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

There is no parking within the immediate historic town of Harpers Ferry. Tour participants must arrange their own parking in advance of the commencement of each tour.

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West Virginia Tourism - Harpers Ferry -> https://wvtourism.com/harpers-ferry-national-park/

For information on directions and parking please visit the website of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park site -> https://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm

** Directions and Parking information ** -> https://www.nps.gov/hafe/planyourvisit/directions.htm

** Plan your visit ** -> https://www.nps.gov/hafe/planyourvisit/index.htm

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171 Shoreline Drive

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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