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Appalachian Trail Conference Headquarters

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Address: 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: 304.535.6331
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: The 'psychological half- way point' on the Appalachaian Trail: rest up...
The 'psychological half- way point' on the Appalachaian Trail: rest up, share your adventures, and eat lots of ice cream.
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This place had a few people working in it that spoke to us for over an hour on lots of different questions we had. Very easy going, at our own pace information area. Super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place had a few people working in it that spoke to us for over an hour on lots of different questions we had. Very easy going, at our own pace information area. Super helpful!!

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maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great resource for day hikers and through hikers alike. They sell a wide variety of maps including the excellent Potomac Appalachian Trail Club maps. They also have a "lounge" for through hikers.

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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went to Harpers Ferry to see our son, who is a thru-hiker. We had not seen him for almost 3 months. The staff there was super nice. Everytime a thru hiker entered, the staff celebrated the accomplishment. Trail Magic and Support like this makes hiking the trail possible. The center itself provides a wealth of information along with services... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You have planned thrip of a lifetime, walking the A Trail. You have reached the half way point and need some rest, a shower, good food etc. the people here can direct you towards all of that and more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stopped here hoping to kick off a short hike on the trail w the kids - on what turned out to be a super rainy day. The kids worked on the junior ranger program and interviewed a hiker who had stopped in for the day for a break. The staff was amazing and the hikers were gracious enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My first bucket list item when my husband and I retire from the military is to do a thru hike in the AT so this was amazing for me to visit! The gentleman who worked the desk there have me a tour of the place, and we discussed different ways to hike the AT, he told me all about how... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Laura (i believe) and the staff were all an amazing help as I planned a 4 day hike from the facility. From choosing the right maps to picking the direction (north or south) on AT, to several intangibles, they made for a well prepared for, and fun trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

The volunteers & staff were welcoming, knowleable & ready to help. Great resource for hikers & families of hikers. Thanks for all you do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Went in to see what they had to offer, they were very knowledgeable and friendly. Susan at the front desk went out of her way to help, inform, and support all my efforts.

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Portage, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

These folks know what they're talking about, and have great information about the trail and the town. Definitely a place to pick up maps and guidebooks, as well as souvenirs.

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Additional Information about Appalachian Trail Conference Headquarters

Address: 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: 304.535.6331
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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