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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

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Address: Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: 732 801 0381
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: O Be Joyfull offers historical tours of Harpers Ferry and historical...
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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We enjoyed our walking tour with Rick, who is very entertaining and knowledgeable about the history in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the money spent, Rick provided a lot of historical background. My son, who is a history buff, found it excellent. I love history, but I found that we spent a lot of time sitting still and listening, which isn't my cup of tea. Also, he made a few comments about women and a few about religion that made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed our walking tour with Rick, who is very entertaining and knowledgeable about the history in the area.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Rick provided my wife and me an in-depth and entertaining 3 to 4 hour private historical tour of Harpers Ferry. It was well worth the time and money. You leave with a better appreciation and understanding of the town and events that comprise Harpers Ferry. He is outspoken and many of his views are provocative. Clearly this is not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Rick is insightful and amazing. My husband and I aren't huge history buffs but Rick made it so enjoyable I want to come back with my daughter and take the tour again!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A Harper's Ferry MUST DO! This tour provides an amazing look back in time. Rick's telling of events is not only informative but also insightful, entertaining and interactive. Thanks Rick, your tour was the highlight of our trip!

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on our private historical tour with Rick. There were 5 of us - two adults (one from Germany and unfamiliar with Civil War history), two history-buff teenagers and an 11-year old. The tour was both informative and fun - very interactive, allowing the two young civil war scholars to shine and keeping them really interested.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Harpers Ferry is one of the most amazing places around. It's atmosphere and wealth of things to do is unrivaled. Rick and his tours are absolutely part of what makes Harpers Ferry so unique and inviting. My husband and I make multiple trips each year and it never gets boring. Rick's historical tour is thorough and interesting. It caters to... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Rick was just Outstanding !!! We sang,he told stories,the history behind the music even took the time to discuss some good books to read. The view from his balcony was amazing. My 10 yr old is still humming the confederate version of the battle cry of freedom and my two younger girls are STILL singing Dixie ( much to my... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I took my two teenaged sons on an educational tour of key historical landmarks in U.S. history over their winter break. Rick led us on a fascinating, in-depth, walking tour of Harper's Ferry and its rich history. We were spellbound by his animated storytelling for over 5 hours! Not only does he make a striking impression in period clothing, but... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

On November 16th, our group of about 14 from the Knights of Columbus, the St. John Neumann Council of Elkridge, Maryland, went on the best historical tour I have ever attended. Rick Garland, of "O' Be Joyful" historical Tours was the most engaging guide. Our day began by attending 11:00 Mass at St. Peter's, then we had a bite of... More 

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