West Virginia is in the tree-covered Appalachian Mountains. Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River, is the site of a famous Civil War–era raid. Surrounded by a national historical park, the town looks as it did in the 19th century, with many of the buildings open to the public as living-history museums.
Our priority is the health and safety of visitors and local communities throughout the Mountain State. The West Virginia Tourism Office and its industry partners are closely monitoring the situation and following the advice of public health officials and government agencies. Travelers are encouraged to check the status of any upcoming reservation, special event and operations of individual businesses before embarking on their trip.
For the most up-to-date information, please utilize the following resources:
- West Virginia-specific information: Call the toll-free hotline 1-800-887-4304 or visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov
- West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources: www.dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – www.cdc.gov
All West Virginia welcome centers and rest areas will remain open to travelers during the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jim Justice related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome centers and rest areas will continue to be maintained and cleaned, with their restrooms open. However, employees will not be staffing information stations at the welcome centers.