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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

Harpers Ferry, WV, USA
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About O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment
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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Pete Britton wrote a review Nov 5
Dayton, Ohio4 contributions1 helpful vote
Rick's tour of Harpers Ferry was a unique experience for me. I am more used to touring with a group of people at venues where the guides are volunteers. Generally, those tours have been shorter, less personal, and often scripted. Rick is a very personable fellow and his tour reflected an excellent grasp of American history centered but not limited to Harpers Ferry. His knowledge of early American history up to and including the Civil War was excellent. I particularly liked the conversational, non-scripted format of his presentation and his willingness and ability to delve deeper into some topics. Overall, an excellent experience. If I get to visit Harpers Ferry in the future I will certainly consider engaging Mr. Garland again.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment
Responded 3 weeks ago
I'm so glad you enjoyed my tour! Thank you so much for attending it and for your kind words and great review!
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J&B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Behind the history knowledge & uncommon stories. Rick, guide, paced tour very comfortably for two older, flatlanders who were faced with Harper's Ferry magnificent hills. Great sense of humor, terrific singing voice & in depth knowledge. Exactly what we were hoping for.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Paula C wrote a review Sep 2020
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I had a great historical tour from Rick of Harpers Ferry. Rick was very thorough and knowledgable about every aspect of West Virginia. I would recommend to any historians passionate about learning :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Michelle D wrote a review Jul 2020
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Rick gave us a great tour! We had done our research but he filled in and told us so much more that we didn't know! Asked thought-provoking questions and had us thinking. He made it relevant to our current day events as well. My 17-year-old loved it and we walked away with several great quotes from historic figures and some new books to read! Worth the time and money!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Pete C wrote a review Jul 2020
Cleveland, Ohio10 contributions1 helpful vote
There is something magical about encountering history on-site. Rick’s expertise in his field takes this sensation to a whole new level. His enthusiasm, passion and delivery elevate the experience from simply learning about history to encountering it. He has a way of bringing the characters to life. Rick asked questions and posed options to keep us fully engaged. His knowledge is far reaching as he set the framework of factors beyond that affected what happened locally. He even gave us handouts with resources to expand on what we had just learned. Our only regret is that we couldn’t spend more time with him.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment
Responded Jul 21, 2020
Thanks for attending, your kind words and such a great review Pete! I am so glad that you so thouroughly enjoyed my tour!
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