Rock Ferry Station


W   e cordially invite you to our Rock Ferry Station Liquidation Sale on Saturday, March 16th! This one of a kind property lies on the banks of the Shenandoah River just minutes from Historic Harpers Ferry and Charles Town, WV. It offers both large acreage pristine riverfront lots and river access properties. Riverfront property along our country’s most historic river is a rare find due to preservation of large parts of the Shenandoah Valley. Rock Ferry Station was originally envisioned during the real estate boom, but has only now come to the market after being purchased out of foreclosure. It is offered now for the first time at liquidation prices during our one-day event.

Please call one of our qualified representatives to assist you in booking your reservation for this sale or to answer any questions you may have!


1-800-455-1981 ext 7305


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-          Riverfront properties up to over 34 acres in size!
-          Minutes to Historic Harper’s Ferry and Charles Town, WV
-          Property has historical significance that dates back to the 1800’s
-          6+ acre common area on the Shenandoah River
-          All paved Roads and Underground Utilities
-          Free and Clear Title
-          Easy Drive from the DC metro areas
-          Limited Availability (this will be the ONLY release of properties)

Area Information

History of Harpers Ferry

- visited by George Washington on his very first surveying expedition at the age of 17.
- was cited by Thomas Jefferson, after a visit, as such a beautiful spot that it was worth a trip across the Atlantic.
- was the starting place of the Lewis and Clarke expedition.
- was the site of the first crossing of the Potomac by a railroad, on the first structural steel bridge in the world.
- was the industrial town where using interchangeable parts in a manufacturing process was first invented and proven practical.
- was the site of the John Brown raid which precipitated the Civil War.
- was the first command of Stonewall Jackson, who raised and trained his famed Brigade here.
- was the site of three Civil War battles, the major one involving over 30,000 troops on both sides which resulted in the largest surrender of US troops until Bataan in WWII.
- was a bastion of elevating African Americans, with the first real academic college (Storer College) to educate freed slaves in all aspects of higher learning, rather than sewing and other trades.
- was the site of the Founding in the US of the Niagara movement, which later evolved into the NAACP.
- was a town which, despite unfortunate racism by some, way before its time encouraged African-American entrepreneurs, one of whom built and managed the fabled Hilltop House Hotel.
- was a major retreat center in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for many notables, including seven presidents, Mark Twain, and many others.
- was cited by art history experts as the most "painted town" in America, because of its spectacular scenery.

History in Brief

In 1780 Charles Washington, George Washington's youngest brother, left his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and moved to the Lower Shenandoah Valley.  Charles had inherited land in what was then Berkeley County, Virginia, from his older half-brother Lawrence.  Upon arrival he began construction of his home, Happy Retreat, located on a rise overlooking Evitts Marsh.

In 1786 Charles petitioned the Virginia General Assembly for permission to incorporate a town.  The petition was granted and Charlestown, Virginia was founded. In addition to naming the corporation for himself, Charles memorialized the Washington family by the naming of town's streets.  The main street, running east to west is named Washington Street.  Cross streets are named for family members with the Town Square named in honor of brother George, the streets to the east named for his bother Samuel and wife Mildred, and the streets to the west named for himself and his brother Lawrence.  In a show of patriotism the streets parallel to Washington are named Congress and Liberty.

At the time of Charles' death in September 1799, Charlestown was still located in Berkeley County.  In his will, Charles indicated that should Berkeley County be divided and Charlestown named county seat of a new county, he desired that the town lots on the town square formed by George and Washington Streets be used for public buildings.

Jefferson County was formed from Berkeley in 1801 and Charlestown became the new county seat.  As the executor of his father's estate, Samuel Washington acceded to his father's wishes and deeded the Town Square to be used for public buildings.

In 1803 the Jefferson County Courthouse became the first public building to occupy the Town Square.  This smaller brick structure was replaced by a larger courthouse in 1836.  The 1836 courthouse was the setting for the trials of abolitionist John Brown and six of his followers.  In October 1863, during the Civil War, the courthouse was heavily damaged by artillery fire rendering it unusable.  Following the War the county seat was temporarily located in Shepherdstown.  In 1871 the county seat returned to Charlestown and the courthouse was rebuilt.

The Jefferson County jail was the second public building to occupy the Town Square.  Completed in 1806, perhaps its most famous occupants were abolitionist John Brown and six of his raiders.  The seven men were housed in the Jefferson County jail from the time of their capture in October 1859 until they were executed.

During the Civil War, the jail was destroyed and was rebuilt in 1873 after the county seat returned to Charlestown.  That building was torn down in 1919 and the jail was moved to the southeast corner of George and Liberty Streets.  In 1920 the United States Post Office was constructed on the former jail site and has been there ever since.

Circa 1806 a structure was built at the northwest corner of the Town Square.  The first floor was used as a market space and its second floor had an auditorium as well as meeting rooms.  Like many places in Charlestown, the market house was completely destroyed during the Civil War.  It was initially replaced by a number of frame buildings.  Town fathers decided to construct a more permanent building and in 1874 Charles Washington Hall was built.  Since then the Hall has been home to the United States Post Office and to a number of restaurants and businesses.

The southeast corner of Town Square was initially the location of a one-story building known as "Lawyers Row."  Lawyer's practicing before the Jefferson County court occupied these offices which was also home to Thompson's Shaving Parlor.  In 1908 the building was demolished and replaced by the Farmers and Merchants Deposit Bank.  The Bank of Charles Town purchased the property and moved there in the 1930's.  Today the building houses the offices of the City of Charles Town.

Through the years Town Square has reflected the many changes which have occurred in Charles Town.  But whatever the challenge the town and its citizens have shown great resiliency and remain today a strong and vibrant community.

This Is Hollywood!

An incredibly exciting, friendly, and total entertainment experience, practically in your own backyard! Welcome to Hollywood!
It starts with 3,500 of the hottest slots. That's more machines than you'll find in many Las Vegas casinos. Besides having all your favorite games and denominations, we've got a high limit area where you can experience big time jackpots on $5, $10, $25 and even $100 machines!
The excitement doesn't end there. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races features Las Vegas style action with live blackjack, craps, roulette, and more! Plus, we’ve got live poker in our spacious newly renovated poker room.
You’re in Hollywood, so the winning is always blockbuster size. We’ve got a great lineup of spectacular promotions and headliners like Candlebox, Fuel, Eddie Money and more performing free concerts in our H Lounge.
But we’re more than just great gambling and exciting thoroughbred racing. We’ve got great dining to satisfy any hunger, including the Wine Spectator Award winning Final Cut Steakhouse where you can savor prime cuts of steak or 9 Dragons featuring authentic Hong Kong cuisine and sushi. And you can plan your visit here with a comfortable stay at the Inn at Charles Town, a convenient, comfortable hotel that offers first-class amenities like wireless internet, 42-inch high-def plasma TV’s, complimentary breakfast, and shuttle service to the casino and race track. All this just 10 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Who needs Vegas? Nothing close, even comes close!

Step Back in Time

A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past.  Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. Spend a day or a weekend.  We have something for everyone, so come and discover Harpers Ferry!


History & Culture

THE HISTORY OF HARPERS FERRY HAS FEW PARALLELS IN THE AMERICAN DRAMA. It is more than one event, one date, or one individual. It is multi-layered - involving a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. Harpers Ferry witnessed the first successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States.

Only one hour from the DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, River Riders offers white water rafting, tubing, canopy tour/zip lining, aerial forest adventure parks, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, and fishing adventures on the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (class I-III) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together. We also guide rafting trips on other world famous whitewater runs: the North Branch of the Potomac (class II-III+), the New River Gorge National River (class IV), and the Gauley River National Recreation Area (class V-V+), all in West Virginia, and western Maryland’s Upper Youghiogheny (class V).  Using our expertise and the best adventure equipment available, we run all trips in a professional, personable manner. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON SUPERIOR GUEST SERVICE. Let River Riders arrange your next outdoor adventure.


New for 2012 Aerial Forest Adventure Park!  Take a walk on the wild side.  We constructed a 5 trail self-guided aerial challenge course.  60 total elements will keep you entertained for hours.

New in 2011 Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour!  Zip away on the 2.5 hour thrill ride.  The guided tour includes 7 zip lines, 2 aerial bridges, ladder climbs and a rope lower off the final platform.

Several years ago River Riders moved to becoming your adventure destination. We changed from being focused soley on river trips to providing other services.  We listened to your comments and suggestions and built on to our existing building providing the amenities you asked for. Improvements include new changing rooms, lockers, and bath rooms. We also now provide on-site food service, The Front Porch Cafe. We have also expanded and modernized our retail and check-in area, and put in a new pavilion with seating, surround sound, and TV's for viewing safety briefings. Markle's Excavating installed a 156 space paved parking area. We have also put in new drying and sanitation areas for PFD's and wetsuits. To improve working conditions for our staff, we have doubled our equipment storage area, put in a new break room and increased the size of the office and reservation area.

Pedal & Paddle is a full service bike, kayak, and canoe shop providing sales, services, and rentals to locals and visitors since 2007, and is conveniently located at 115 W. German Street in downtown Shepherdstown.

We stock everything from kids' bikes and comfort bikes to recreational kayaks and life jackets. Our rental fleet includes mountain bikes, kids bikes, comfort bikes, and road bikes as well as a range of recreational kayaks and canoes complete with shuttle service for the nearby Potomac River.

868 Estate Vineyards is Northern Virginia’s unique destination vineyard, blending a spectacular location with outstanding wines and elegant dining. Join us in the tasting room to sample our award winning wines and talk with our winemaker and staff about our philosophy of combining old-world traditions with leading edge wine technology. To go with your wine, select an assortment of perfectly paired gourmet food from Grandale Restaurant, our on-site full service restaurant recently named one of Northern Virginia’s Top 50 Restaurants.


Once you’ve made your selections, sit outside on our beautifully landscaped patio, overlooking historic stone walls, giant sycamore trees and a murmuring fountain. Or, instead, take a blanket and explore the extensive property to locate that perfect picnic spot for your family… or just the two of you.


We look forward to sharing a glass with you soon.


Located in Harpers Ferry, only one hour from the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, and Northern Virginia! The Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour delivers the original and only Zip Line / Canopy Tour in the region on the beautiful Potomac River where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together. During the Canopy Tour, you fly high above the ground along 7 various length ziplines from 200 to almost 800 feet in length. You will also be challenged by several belayed ladder climbs and two bridges. The tour is a 3 hour experience and is geared toward those approximately 5 years of age and older and between 40 - 250lbs. Fly through the air as you immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of our historic waterfront location!



Welcome to Virginia National Golf Club

You'll find the course nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge mountains, along the Shenandoah River on the site of the Battle of Cool Spring.

Convenient to both Loudoun and Clarke Counties, Virginia National offers 18 holes of championship golf as well as a grass tee practice range, short game area, well appointed club house with golf shop and our Cool Springs Grill serving mouth watering sandwiches, snacks and beverages

Our well appointed golf shop carries all the latest equipment, apparel and accessories for you game. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you.










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