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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Harper House Tavern

 

— Meriwether Lewis at Harpers Ferry —

 
Harper House Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 12, 2007
1. Harper House Tavern Marker
Inscription.  The Harpers House was near the end of a 20-year run as the only tavern in Harpers Ferry when Lewis arrived. Thomas Jefferson may have been among the first guests to stay here in 1783. If Lewis rented a room in 1803, he was among the last travelers to seek shelter here. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.381′ N, 77° 43.853′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in the Lower Town section of Harpers Ferry National Historic Site, across the street from the St. Peter's Roman Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springhouses and Root Cellars (here, next to this marker); Harper House (here, next to this marker); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step."
Harper House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Harper House and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sweets for Harpers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Casualty of War (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Brown Raiders (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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