HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park announces that the restoration of the historic Harpers Ferry Train Station has begun. The process will be completed over the next several years and will involve several phases of work. The park intends to keep the public informed of the process and upcoming work needed to restore the landmark.
Through Friday, the exterior of the station will be cleaned. This gentle washing of the station will remove surface dirt and grime without harming the historic fabric of the building. The parking spaces adjacent to the front of the station will be coned off to allow that section of the building to be cleaned. The washing process will occur on weekdays only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CSX Corp. and the National Park Service negotiated for four decades over transfer of the historic U.S. Armory Grounds, which include the original site of John Brown's fort and the train station. The transfer was finalized in the fall of 2001.