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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Youngstown, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great for anyone who loves the outdoors!! Very interesting and informative. The staff is all volunteer and they are friendly and knowledgeable. Really amazing to see and read about all of the stories of the hikers.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Go see the map of the trail. Staff are friendly and willing to take you picture. Pet friendly there's a water dish available for your friend. The staff offered lots of information and handouts.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I visited yesterday with 3 kids and tow. I wish I would have asked the gentleman's name who spoke with us, because he was EXCELLENT!. The kiddos loved him and he shared a lot of knowledge about the AT with them. If you have kids be sure they check out the mini shelter behind the map in the back. My... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you know the AT then you know about AT headquarters. Great little shop with excellent selection of maps and books about the AT. Loved the 3D Map in the back.

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We popped into the ATC headquarters in Harpers Ferry late on a cold, rainy Saturday evening in January. We were warmly greeted by the attendant on duty who showed us around and let us wander around. We are recreational hikers, and we're impressed with the breadth of literature, clothing and knick-knacks available. Even if you aren't a hardcore hiker, this... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped in with my cousins who were visiting and the staff were very welcoming and eager to share information about the trail. Definitely recommend visiting the ATC - you won't be disappointed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Although my family and I only traveled the Appalachian Trail for a short distance, the headquarters is excellently kept up for those planning to do a longer hike. My father had us walk there from a far distance, so it didn't seem to me like the best destination for so far a walk, but the place was very interactive and... More 

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Townbank
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Make the AT Headquarters your first stop before hiking. Loaded with maps and books. Tons of tips from the volunteers and staff. They make everyone feel at home and park of the same journey as the thru hikes. Don't forget if you have extra supplies they have a hikers lounge where you can leave things for other hikers.

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