While we didn't arrive at the crack of dawn, (which was probably for the best...it got very hot, tiring us out quickly) we were there long enough to walk around the beautiful town as well as to hike a pretty steep mountain so we could see the town from a nice lookout.
Harpers Ferry from the Overlook Cliffs
I tried to recreate the aged look of all the photographs that we saw in the visitor center and around the town on information boards. The town is the blob of buildings on the far side of the bridge.
Here is a closer view from the same overlook cliffs. I love the winding train and the single person in the street.