Farming in Antebellum Harpers Ferry

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Harpers Ferry
WV 25425

Farming in Harpers FerryLearn about farming in antebellum Harpers Ferry. Purchase 19th century organic vegetables and heirloom seeds at the Bookshop to start your own kitchen garden.

Experience a piece of everyday life in antebellum Harpers Ferry. Before the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the mass production of processed foods, ordinary citizens often depended on a small kitchen garden for sustenance, right in the heart of the town. Visit the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s historic garden and discover the connections between historic gardening methods and solutions for confronting the very modern problem of climate change.

Join Living History staff and volunteers in the park’s lower town to view examples of nineteenth century organic produce and purchase historic heirloom seeds and live plants from the Bookshop to start your very own kitchen garden.