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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
732 801 0381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: O Be Joyfull offers historical tours of Harpers Ferry and historical concerts featuring music from the Civil War and from the Irish. Tours and... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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West Newton, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

My girlfriend and I ade a trip to Harpers Ferry on Memorial Day weekend. Our Sunday evening was a true highlight as we were treated to a wonderful concert at the O Be Joyfull Center that was both educational and higly entertaining. The performace was memorable and one any music afficianado or history buff would enjoy tremendously! A few hours... More

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Layton, Utah
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

Me and my boyfriend recently visited the DC area from Utah last month and we went on a ton of ghost tours. By far this was the best! Rick was so entertaining and informitive. He said to take pics on a certain part of the tour for those who wanted to see the most active paranormal areas. When we got... More

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

Rick Garland's tour of Harpers Ferry was fun and really informative. If you like history, you'll enjoy the little tidbits and side stories that Rick sprinkles throughout his tour. Rick enjoys interacting with his audience, and that in turn makes it all the more interesting for them. You're sure to gain a new appreciation for Harpers Ferry, the Civil War,... More

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wv
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm friends with Rick Garland. But only AFTER he came to town and established his nice tour business. For Christmas last year, we gave our family his tour as one of our Christmas gifts. Everyone (18 people) thoroughly enjoyed the tour even though it was a drizzly cold day in January. He even kept... More

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Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

We brought a group of Boy Scouts to Harpers Ferry for a tour prior to hiking 10 miles on the Appalachian Trail. When they heard that I signed them up for a tour, they groaned and did the usual complaining. But when Rick stepped in front of them, he kept their attention for nearly two hours. His nonstop delivery, his... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

My family and I take historical trips to different civil war towns every year. Rick gave the best history walk we have been on. He was friendly and engaging, entertaining and educational. His tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting Harper's Ferry. Once you hear the tales of the towns history it really changes the experience for you, weaving... More

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BestFireMom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

Rick Garland is the best tour guide ever. This year for spring break the kids decided they wanted to see Harpers Ferry. To my surprise they actually loved it. Thanks to Rick they were able to see the Beautifull sites and learn alot of history too. My son who is 9 loved the trip. He was telling all his friends... More

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Haymarket, VA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

This is a “must do” tour at Harpers Ferry. What a delight. Mr. Rick Garland provided us with a wonderful tour of Harpers Ferry, Mr. Garland was wearing a period attire and hat. He opened our eyes to the vast history of Harpers Ferry, its residents and visitors. I highly recommend his tour, you will not regret it.

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Derwood Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

Rick was wonderfully attired in clothes of the day (that day being about 150 years ago) and filled our time during the walking tour with an interesting description of the people, events and history from the time of George Washington, through the founding of Harper's Ferry (Shenandoah Falls at John Harper's Ferry) and then through the development and changes of... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

I took my family of 4 to Harpers Ferry for the weekend and after a full day of hiking the trails and visiting the Historic sites, we took the evening Ghost Tour. It ended up being the highlight of the trip. My 2 teenage boys loved it and so did my wife and everybody else in the 15-people group including... More

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