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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 732-801-0381
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Harpers Ferry Motorcycle Ride

We decided to take this tour and could not be more happy. Rick is a great guide and you can tell he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hemlock07
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Thomasville, North Carolina
Dickensonian

I think this tour is like the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Herbert0
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Virginia
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Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take this tour and could not be more happy. Rick is a great guide and you can tell he has studied his history. We were fortunate to be just my wife and I , but Rick did not skip a beat for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this tour is like the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. We learned a lot about the interesting history of this area. It was really fascinating how this...More

Thank Herbert0
Reviewed April 17, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a 4-hour history tour with Rick. I didn't expect it to last so long, but my husband, an amateur historian himself, wished it were longer. Rick has a passion for history and his own interpretation, which was fascinating. At the...More

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We just finished our weekend getaway in Harpers Ferry and spent the day with Rick on the historical tour and then did the ghost tour in the evening! He is truly great at what he does and is very knowledgeable! We learned so much history...More

1  Thank Christina D
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Called the number and got pleasant response. Went to ghost tour that was very historic. We enjoyed our host as he was a historian as well as a very entertaining story teller. We got over 2 hours of stories that weaved the history of the...More

1  Thank deborahfalgowski
Reviewed August 7, 2016

I haven't done very many tours in my life, but Rick Garland did an amazing job giving me my first tour of Harper's Ferry. My boyfriend and I went and couldn't quit talking about what a great job Rick did. He's great about not walking...More

Thank Sophia N
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Rick Garland skillfully led and taught 16 of us for 3 hours as he wove his way through several layers of Harpers Ferry history. Combining expert historical knowledge with period songs and anecdotes Mr. Garland kept all of us entertained and informed. If you want...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a 4 hour tour with Rick, and it was a wonderful tour. We were coming from Baltimore, and he arranged the tour for a time that would work well for us- which we appreciated!! He had so much knowledge about this history of...More

Thank nellie195105
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Rick is one of the most knowledgeable and fun tour guides I have run across in many years. His knowledge and description of the events that happened in Harpers Ferry including John Brown and the city itself will teach exactly how I believe it happened.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time with Rick. He is informed and provocative but open to other opinion. There are clearly plenty of opinions about how Harper's Ferry emerged and also the role in the Civil War. Also plenty of viewpoints about the causes and the...More

3  Thank nielwood
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Mimi M
I want to join a tour. How do i do it? Is there a website?
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.
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Margaret M
Is it a trolley or walking tour
April 18, 2015|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
My tour is a walking tour, though there is a condsiderable amount of time that you would be seated. More info at obejoyfull website
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