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John Brown's Fort

West Virginia Historic Site

In October 1859, abolitionist John Brown took control of the Armory and rifle works. Brown hoped to gather an army of slaves to lead a revolt that would end slavery. Brown's raid brought the state militia and marines from Washington.

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National Park Service
P.O. Box 65
Harpers Ferry WV 25425
304-535-6029
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