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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
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: The Mansion on the Hill (here, next to this marker); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from
Harper House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Harper House and Marker
this marker); Welcome to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); Trail to Upper Harpers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step." (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,056 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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