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Appalachian Trail Conference Headquarters

799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
304.535.6331
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Type: Convention Centers
Activities: Hiking
Description: The 'psychological half- way point' on the Appalachaian Trail: rest up, share your adventures, and eat lots of ice cream.
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The headquarters is not exactly on the AT however it is close. They have some maps and a few souvenirs. If you are a hiker, have hiked on the AT (and know what AT means) and are in the area it is worth a stop. It is close to the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

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Clark, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family and I stopped by on our way to Nashville even though it was a bit out of the way. It was neat to see the Through Hikers arriving and getting their pictures taken on the porch. Coincidentally, one of the staff members had just gotten back from a backpacking trip on the AT in New Jersey and camped... More

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great little place not far from the lower town. Cool to see the tru-hikers stopping by and getting there picture taken. staff very nice! There is a small area "museum like" with info on the trail. A hikers lounge (you can page through the Polaroids of hikers stopping at the half way point). Small gift shop. Tons of info and... More

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Clinton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spent the week before Father's Day weekend with my Daughter hiking the Appalachian Trail from Front Royal to Harpers Ferry. ATC HQ is a mandatory stop for all of us who hike the trail as the "unofficial" halfway point. It allows hikers to see old friends we have missed on the trail. As soon as you walk thru the door,... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stopped here while checking out Harpers Ferry. Very neat to learn more about the Trail and helpful people there. Take the short .2 mile hike from the building to the actual Trail!

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Hampstead, Maryland, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What an awesome team of individuals. This is a must see stop for the traveler or hiker. We picked up some nick-nacks and purchased maps. We have done MD and half of NJ with plans of doing all of GA next summer and parts of NC. Every time I have come here it has been warm welcomes and friendly faces.... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small building explodes with laughter and adventure. Just a few small exhibits showing the Appalachian trail - but the photos displayed that were taken along the trail, plus the memories of the hikers themselves are SO motivating and beautiful! Lots of cool hiking items and shirts to buy. While we were there a group of scouts were preparing for... More

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Newark, Delaware
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have stopped here every time I am in the Harpers Ferry area. I love to meet the through-hikers and talk to the staff. They also have lots of really good Appalachian Trail (AT) stuff for all types of people, from Georgia-Maine through-hikers to the weekend tourist. The staff are very helpful and love to talk to people about the... More

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is the spot to go to learn and see all there is about the trail. They have pictures of hikers from years and years...also good at answering questions-maps and souvenirs too.

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Plainview, New York
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207 reviews 207 reviews
35 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Never before had I experience the level of service and enthusiasm to assist us with every aspect of the trail and the surrounding village of Harpers Ferry.

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