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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Great walking tour of Harpers Ferry

During a stay in a nice bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, we took Rick's walking tour of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
superdibby
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Ashland, KY
Do ask Rick for a Reading List when making Reservations

We strongly suggest that one request a Reading List when making Reservations. Many decades ago... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SavantIII_11
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Centerville, Ohio
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

During a stay in a nice bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, we took Rick's walking tour of the town. Rick is knowledgeable, interesting, entertaining and spot-on regarding the history of the town and area. He is a wealth of information on the region an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We strongly suggest that one request a Reading List when making Reservations. Many decades ago, we discovered on our World’s Journeys the importance of a Private Tour. And one has several options concerning and Harper(')s Ferry Private Tours. We were highly impressed with the quality...More

1  Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived a few minutes early for our tour. Rick was already there and introduced himself. He was very personable and prompt. Because the weather was rainy and cool that day we were the only ones on the tour. I get the...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Rick has incredible knowledge about Harpers Ferry and shares it in an interesting and thought provoking way. We enjoyed his stories, photos, and all he shared.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

We recently took Rick Garland's Historic Tour of Harper's Ferry. Wow! The man is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge concerning anything Harper's Ferry, John Brown, and for that matter many, many other subjects of which we inquired. His humorous and easy-going style was refreshing and...More

2  Thank lindagereg
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rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It was great and a real pleasure having the opportunity of sharing Harper(')s Ferry's incredible and rich history with you both! Happy Trails!

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! We spent 31/2 hours with Rick exploring Harpers Ferry and learning about the history of the town and the area. Rick was a fabulous tour guide and story teller - he is so very knowledgeable and makes the information both interesting and memorable....More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Rick gives a rich history with good ghost stories. He is a great story teller! I would do this again.

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

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

2  Thank David K
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Reviewed June 5, 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

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Reviewed May 20, 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
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keercolliw
March 25, 2018|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
I reserve most Sunday's for Church & Family and I do already have a Church function planned for Sunday, April 15th. I would be available to conduct a Historical Tour for you on Saturday afternoon, April 14th. My very... More
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Mimi M
July 4, 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.
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Margaret M
April 18, 2015|
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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
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