welcome center

Welcome to Jefferson County, West Virginia. We invite you to discover our quaint towns, steeped with history and our stunning outdoors rich with recreational opportunities.  Famous for John Brown’s historic raid and our deep ties to the Washington family, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and Charles Town celebrate our past while still being contemporary and sophisticated communities. Each town offers fabulous local dining, boutique shopping and comfortable lodging.

Highlighted by the world-famous Appalachian Trail, we have miles of scenic hiking and biking trails to explore. If you love water sports, the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers flow through Jefferson County and make for fabulous fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting and tubing. Or just take a leisurely stroll and take in the spectacular beauty of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Visitors from the DC area escape to Jefferson County to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just a short, one-hour trip to decompress and enjoy a romantic weekend, take in a local festival or explore the outdoors will rejuvenate your soul.

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Welcome Center Location:  

37 Washington Court, Harpers Ferry, WV  25425


Board of Directors of the Jefferson County CVB:

Christian Asam, Bavarian Inn, President  

Carol Asam, Emeritus Member

Tyrone Brandyburg, HFNHP Superintendent

Liz Cook, Charles Town Coordinator

Helen Dettmer, Mayor, Bolivar  

Jim Ford, Liaison Shepherdstown Dennis Frye, Emeritus Member  

Holly Frye, Shepherd University

Dennis Jarvis, JCDA

Ebonee Helmick, CATF

Matt Knott, Harpers Ferry Clarion, Secretary

Anna Lesko, Inn at Charles Town

Joy Lewis, At-Large

Tripp Lowe, Clarion Shepherdstown, Treasurer

Ronnie Marcus, Emeritus Member

Heather Morgan McIntyre, Jeff. Co. Chamber

Patsy Noland, Emeritus, Vice President

Lynn Pechuekonis, B & B rep.

Peggy Smith , Emeritus Member

Tyler Tummolo, River Riders Family Adv.

Greg Vaughn, Mayor, Harpers Ferry

 Meredith Wait, Retailer, At-Large