History of the Inn
The Heritage House (179 High Street) was the residence at the "end of the town" when built in 1840 by the Robert Doran Family. How providential that the "Towns-end" family should acquire it some 170 years later! The great-grandparents of local resident Lynn Vaughn--the William Oliver Towns family--resided here in the early 20th century. Mr Towns published the Harper's Ferry Times newspaper (he was also the photographer) right across the street in the now "Secret Six Tavern". Back then, it was known as the Towns Studio and Publishing Establishment. Photographs of the family and their residence hang in the entry-way of the Inn, courtesy of great-granddaughter Lynn. Together, all the Townsend family past and present welcome you to the Town's Inn at Harpers Ferry!