HARPERS FERRY, W. Va., Aug. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 160 years after John Brown raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, the National Park Service (NPS) today celebrated the addition of 13 acres that help tell his story. The American Battlefield Trust purchased property known as Allstadt's Corner and transferred it to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
"The events at Allstadt's Corner shaped our nation," Superintendent H. Tyrone Brandyburg said. "This generous donation to the American people allows the National Park Service to preserve this important place, its lessons and its stories forever. It's an honor to be entrusted with its care."