The view of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia from Maryland Heights is fantastic and worth the 45 minute walk up the mountain to get the view. Harpers Ferry is famous for John Brown’s Raid in 1859 which helped to spark the American Civil War. Harpers Ferry is the lowest point in West Virginia. The Potomac River which passes through Washington, D.C. meets the Shenandoah River here at Harpers Ferry. Also within a couple minutes you can be in three states- West Virginia, Maryland [where the photo was taken from} and Virginia. Harpers Ferry is the most visited tourist attraction in West Virginia.