For anyone looking for a neat place to visit, I must highly recommend Harpers Ferry. The town is idyllic and has been historically preserved so that it still looks much as it did in the 19th century. There are several museums to visit, numerous historical buildings to explore, and scenic hiking in the surrounding mountains. I first visited the town on a class field trip, and, especially for older students who can be let run free to explore the museums and buildings at their own pace, Harpers Ferry makes an excellent field trip destination. The town was not only the scene of John Brown’s infamous raid, but of several battles between the North and the South throughout the Civil War and thus holds a unique perspective into both the war between the states and the era which created and endured this conflict.