St. John's Episcopal Church Ruins

186 High St, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 USA

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“Abandoned in 1895 and still standing”

This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner.

St. John's Episcopal Church was built in 1852. It was used as a barracks and a hospital during the Civil War, where it sustained heavy damage. It was rebuilt, but later abandoned when a new Episcopal Church opened in 1895. The 1895 church still stands on Washington Street in the upper town.

The walls of the church have been preserved and from this vantage point you have some great views over the town. There is a fence along the trail obstructing entrance to the ruins, but from the road on the other side, there are trails to the interior of the structure. The ruins have been shored up and all debris removed from the interior, so it seems very safe.

Moderate to strenuous 30-minute hike along 0.8-mile trail to Jefferson's Rock. From High Street, climb the stone steps on the left. Follow the trail to the church ruins on the right. 

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St. John's Episcopal Church Ruins

186 High St
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
25425 USA

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