Harper's Ferry, West Virginia has some interesting stories. It changed hands between the north and south 8 times. It was sought after because it was on the railroad, canal, Potomac River and Shenandoah River. It was a nice little port town to have control of for supplies.
The town is built on the side of a mountain and has an interesting layout.
I feel I learned the least here because it was a self-guided tour. It was really hot this day too, about 92 degrees and no breeze. It might need to be revisited in the spring or fall for a better understanding of the area.
The frozen custard was the best part of this stop for me and it was beautiful.
I spent Thursday and Friday in class learning from professors from different colleges. I think my favorite part was learning about the treatment and rights of the African-American soldiers.