Are you craving a break from the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C.? Yearning for a weekend getaway filled with adventure, nature, and relaxation? Look no further than Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, your ultimate destination for outdoor escapades near the nation’s capital.

Nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley and just a stone’s throw away from D.C., Harpers Ferry Adventure Center offers an array of thrilling activities and serene retreats to satisfy your weekend wanderlust.

Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit

At Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, the possibilities for outdoor excitement are endless.

Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, and Tubing

Channel your inner adventurer as you navigate the rushing rapids of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers on a thrilling whitewater rafting, kayaking, or tubing excursion. Feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the rapids alongside experienced guides, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Flat Water Tubing

Prefer something a little more relaxed? No problem! Embark on a flat water tubing adventure down the gentle currents of the rivers, perfect for all skill levels. Glide along the water, soak up the sun, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.

Zip Line

For those craving a bird’s-eye view of the stunning scenery, take to the skies on a scenic zip line tour. Soar above the canopy and take in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape as you zip from platform to platform. With multiple zip lines to choose from, each offering its own unique perspective, you’ll experience the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley like never before.

Ropes Course

If you’re looking to challenge yourself physically and mentally, tackle our exhilarating ropes course. Navigate suspended bridges, tightropes, and other obstacles as you make your way through the treetops. Test your limits, conquer your fears, and experience the thrill of reaching new heights.


After a day of adrenaline-pumping activities, unwind and recharge at one of Harpers Ferry Adventure Center’s peaceful lodging options. Whether you prefer camping under the stars or enjoying the comforts of a rustic cabin, there’s accommodation to suit every style and budget.

Gather around the campfire with friends and family, roast marshmallows, and swap stories of your day’s adventures under the starry night sky. With the peaceful sounds of nature surrounding you, you’ll feel a world away from the stress of city life.

Explore Historic Harpers Ferry

No visit to Harpers Ferry is complete without exploring the town’s rich history and charming streets. Step back in time as you wander through the historic district, home to quaint shops, museums, and preserved 19th-century buildings. Learn about the town’s pivotal role in American history, from John Brown’s raid to its significance during the Civil War.

Plan Your Weekend Escape

Ready to satisfy your weekend wanderlust? Plan your adventure to Harpers Ferry Adventure Center today! Located just a short drive from Washington, D.C., it’s the perfect destination for an unforgettable weekend getaway filled with outdoor thrills, relaxation, and exploration.

Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities or tranquil moments in nature, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center has something for everyone. So pack your bags, leave the city behind, and embark on an unforgettable journey to one of the most captivating destinations near D.C.. Your weekend of adventure awaits!

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…

Kathleen NelsonKathleen Nelson
19:49 05 Feb 24
Exciting enough for the twenty something's, gentle enough for my grandkids, great time for all
Kelly RhodesKelly Rhodes
01:04 06 Nov 23
Excellent experience! Group of kids did the zip line tour and had an absolute blast. The guides Logan and Caden were excellent! So fun and everyone felt very safe and comfortable because of them.
Gabriel LeeGabriel Lee
17:56 05 Sep 23
We went white water tubing here with a party of 10 people and had blast. The initial bus ride to the drop off point was a bit long but they sent us in right away. The entire trip down stream took about 2 hours. The water level is a bit low and towards the end the water does get fairly shallow and you need to be careful with the slipper rocks. The white water wasn’t intense at all with it maybe passing as a category 1 not the 3-4 as noted but that was also due to the low water levels. Definitely pack sunscreen and water shoes and you’ll have a great time
Liam AmiriLiam Amiri
13:11 27 Aug 23
This adventure center is very well organized and safe. Loved it.Just make sure before coming for water activities you are wearing proper shoes and you have phone and wallet bags that can be attached to you at all time. Don't lose your stuff in the water...
Alexia StricklandAlexia Strickland
15:11 14 Aug 23
I normally do not write reviews but A group of us went for my boyfriend’s 29th birthday and had a blast. Bella and Kayden were the absolute best Zipline instructors. They were fun, personable and informative with our instructions. We did the Zipline/White water Tubing package and enjoyed the whole day. The facilities were clean, friendly staff, and the team were very accommodating to our requests even when they didnt have to. Definitely want to come back!
Elizabeth HoustonElizabeth Houston
03:47 26 Jun 23
Such a great and full day for our family! Would highly recommend! We did ropes course and rafting. Patrick was awesome with the ropes! He was helpful and so patient. My 10 year old was not feeling the 3rd level fall-but really wanted to do it. Patrick really encouraged him in the best way to jump to it! We had a break in between and the Harpers Ferry Brewery next door was an added bonus we could walk to easily (we went back after too). We ended the day rafting with Liam as our guide. What an experience! He was very friendly, funny and confident on the water. He went out of his way for us to get the most out of the rafting experience. Such a great day-we all really enjoyed ourselves.