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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

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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!
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Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 732-801-0381
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Wow! This so far exceeded our expectations! Rick is so well read and history researched so thoroughly. My husband has a minor in history, and he said Rick made him realize how little he knew about Harpers Ferry. But there is icing on the cake!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marlene P
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We took this tour the next morning after we arrived in Harpers Ferry. The guide, Rick, was a great teller of history as he walked us around the historical sites of Harpers Ferry. He sang in the church with my wife a beautiful harmony, he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I have gone on many guided tours and Rick is by far one the best I have encountered thus far. His perspective and style of presentation held the attention of all in the group. This was my second time at Harper's Ferry , Western Virginia,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

So glad you enjoyed both of my tours! I'll be looking forward to seeing you sometime again! And thanks so much for the great reviews!

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

My 11-year old son's reaction? "That was awesome." Definitely recommend this tour. Rick really knows his stuff. This is a guy who clearly lives and breathes history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

For Informational Purposes: This great review is for my night time 'Ghost Tour,' which also has it's own Website and TripAdvisor page. Most all of the other reviews on this page are for my day time Historical Tour.

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The title of this review says it all. I expected some quaint, fun facts along with some typical sight seeing. What we got was so much more. Rick is a true historian - he is super knowledgeable and will surprise you with what the historians...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg and Keri S
rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for your great and very kind words! I love talking about History (especially as it pertains to the incredible multi-level, multi-dimensional, multi-faceted history of Harpers Ferry, Virginia....opps! I mean West Virginia) and I am so glad that you enjoyed my...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018

Rick makes history interesting, informative and thought provoking! The tour is three hours long. There is so much more to Harper's Ferry than John Brown!!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

During a stay in a nice bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, we took Rick's walking tour of the town. Rick is knowledgeable, interesting, entertaining and spot-on regarding the history of the town and area. He is a wealth of information on the region an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We strongly suggest that one request a Reading List when making Reservations. Many decades ago, we discovered on our World’s Journeys the importance of a Private Tour. And one has several options concerning and Harper(')s Ferry Private Tours. We were highly impressed with the quality...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

My wife and I arrived a few minutes early for our tour. Rick was already there and introduced himself. He was very personable and prompt. Because the weather was rainy and cool that day we were the only ones on the tour. I get the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank plyler
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Rick has incredible knowledge about Harpers Ferry and shares it in an interesting and thought provoking way. We enjoyed his stories, photos, and all he shared.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sandy C
June 26, 2018|
Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
This will somewhat depend on what kind of mobility scooter your husband has (the size of the wheels, standard model versus the newer ATV style) as well as his degree of need for staying on the scooter at all times, versus... More
March 25, 2018|
Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
I reserve most Sunday's for Church & Family and I do already have a Church function planned for Sunday, April 15th. I would be available to conduct a Historical Tour for you on Saturday afternoon, April 14th. My very... More
Mimi M
July 4, 2015|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
Hello Mimi...yes there is a link to the website on the TripAdvisor page, or you can call us at 304/725-8019.