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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 732-801-0381
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The Story of Harpers Ferry, and More....

My wife and I were visiting a friend nearby Shepardstown and wanted to 'discover' Harpers Ferry. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David K
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We had a full day in Harpers Ferry and decided to make the most of our visit by doing a self guided... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
North Carolina
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O Be Joyfull offers historical tours of Harpers Ferry and historical concerts featuring music from the Civil War and from the Irish. Tours and concerts are entertaining, educational and fun!
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Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 732-801-0381
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting a friend nearby Shepardstown and wanted to 'discover' Harpers Ferry. We are fans of walking tours and jumped on the opportunity to do this tour. Our experience with guided walking tours has always been very good. Harpers Ferry is...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a full day in Harpers Ferry and decided to make the most of our visit by doing a self guided tour in the morning and the historical tour with Rick after lunch. I'm very glad we did because there is so much more...More

1  Thank wagne020
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We decided to take this tour and could not be more happy. Rick is a great guide and you can tell he has studied his history. We were fortunate to be just my wife and I , but Rick did not skip a beat for...More

1  Thank hemlock07
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I think this tour is like the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. We learned a lot about the interesting history of this area. It was really fascinating how this...More

Thank Herbert0
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a 4-hour history tour with Rick. I didn't expect it to last so long, but my husband, an amateur historian himself, wished it were longer. Rick has a passion for history and his own interpretation, which was fascinating. At the...More

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We just finished our weekend getaway in Harpers Ferry and spent the day with Rick on the historical tour and then did the ghost tour in the evening! He is truly great at what he does and is very knowledgeable! We learned so much history...More

1  Thank Christina D
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Called the number and got pleasant response. Went to ghost tour that was very historic. We enjoyed our host as he was a historian as well as a very entertaining story teller. We got over 2 hours of stories that weaved the history of the...More

1  Thank deborahfalgowski
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I haven't done very many tours in my life, but Rick Garland did an amazing job giving me my first tour of Harper's Ferry. My boyfriend and I went and couldn't quit talking about what a great job Rick did. He's great about not walking...More

Thank Sophia N
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Rick Garland skillfully led and taught 16 of us for 3 hours as he wove his way through several layers of Harpers Ferry history. Combining expert historical knowledge with period songs and anecdotes Mr. Garland kept all of us entertained and informed. If you want...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had a 4 hour tour with Rick, and it was a wonderful tour. We were coming from Baltimore, and he arranged the tour for a time that would work well for us- which we appreciated!! He had so much knowledge about this history of...More

Thank nellie195105
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Mimi M
4 July 2015|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
Hello Mimi...yes there is a link to the website on the TripAdvisor page, or you can call us at 304/725-8019.
Margaret M
18 April 2015|
Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
My tour is a walking tour, though there is a condsiderable amount of time that you would be seated. More info at obejoyfull website