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“Great Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

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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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Harpers Ferry
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
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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!
Baltimore
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

If you are into history and Harper's Ferry then O' Be Joyfull would be for you. I am not a history buff but Rick made it more interesting. I don't think young children would like it but I have a teenager and he made it enjoyable. Helped them learn about history. My husband can't wait to take his tour in Gettysburg.

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“TAKE RICK'S TOUR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

Rick Garland's historical tour of Harpers Ferry was worth while and most enjoyable. Now I know much more about what is now concidered to be the start of the Civil War..
The area is all hills, but Rick went slow enough to make it a reasonable tour for me to partake in..
I've never been on a ghost tour, but .if we're in the area again, I think this tour, too, would be fun with Rick.

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karinies
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

One of the best tours I've ever had. Rick does a wonderful job bringing the history of Harper's Ferry to life. The tour is entertaining and thorough. Even my two pre-teen sons really enjoyed it - and that's saying something!

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Mass
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418 attraction reviews
Reviews in 188 cities Reviews in 188 cities
629 helpful votes 629 helpful votes
“Glad we came”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

We only had a short time to spend in Harpers Ferry going from Lancaster, PA to DC so we chose this tour. It was definitely the right choice. Rick is very informative and entertaining. I didn't know very much about the area, but feel like I am well versed now. The tour goes over many interesting buildings, a church, scenic areas, historical areas, etc. You have the option of bailing out after the first 1:15, but we're glad we stayed for the full 2 hours. I Highly recommend.

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Washington DC
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent and thorough tour of Harpers Ferry.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

My wife and I decide last minute on a day trip to Harpers Ferry. Decided to book a tour through O'Be Joyful based on positive comments online. The tour was spot on. Rick is intimately familiar with the in-depth history of Harpers Ferry and not only provides the historical facts but also adds insightful commentary and opinions that are well thought out and helps to paint a thorough picture of life in earlier times. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Harpers Ferry.

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