Visit to Harpers Ferry, WV

It was a wonderful day visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park today.

My husband and I visited the historic firehouse where the infamous abolitionist John Brown was captured during his raid on the townwhich occurred from October 16-18, 1859.

John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort on his behalf to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He was captured and hence put on trial for treason and executed via hanging by the Commonwealth of Virginia on December 2, 1859. Some say that this was the first โ€œshotโ€ of the Civil War.

On a lighter note, we enjoyed our visit to True Treats Historic Candy which is the only historic confectionary in America. We enjoyed tasting George Washington Carverโ€™s original recipe for peanut brittle and it was fantastic! We also enjoyed a much needed respite along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.

I hope that you had a wonderful Sunday ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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