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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hiker or not, a must see!

I had been interested in the AT for a while, therefore stopping at the Appalachian Trail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nelly Т
Cranbury, New Jersey
Inspiring overview of AT

Though I may never walk the AT, the lore around this hike is attractive. Good documentation and... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Walla Walla, Washington
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The main visitor center for the Appalachian Trail and one of the most famous landmarks on the entire 2,190-mile national scenic trail. It's considered the 'psychological half-way point' on the Appalachian Trail. All are welcome, from tourists to...more
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799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6998
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been interested in the AT for a while, therefore stopping at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters was definitely on my list. I was amazed at the quantity and quality of information I was provided when I got there. Dave told many stories, including...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Though I may never walk the AT, the lore around this hike is attractive. Good documentation and cool 3-D representation of the trail. Amenities available for real hikers passing through like restroom, scales, and lounge.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic spot to find information on the trail. Nice welcoming people with plenty of information on hikes in the area

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful stop at a location staffed by wonderful caring professionals who provide amazing historical knowledge of this beautiful American Gem that must be protected for future Americans. Stepping inside is like stopping at a small museum packed with personal histories of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

If you ever have plans to walk any major portion of the Appalachian Trail. This place is a necessary visit. All the information and history you could ever need about this historic hike can be found here. The volunteers who work here are friendly and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

So glad I got to stop here and honor the trail. The staff was nice. I bought a few things for a friend who through hiked this year

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

It was particularly helpful . We were hiking the Appalachian Trail. One of the entrance points to the A T was blocked so it was good to get oriented.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It was fun to explore the history straight from those who have experienced it!!! Hikers from years past have left notes, journals and other memories so that we can all enjoy!! Informative staff and cozy place for through hikers to relax!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charlene W
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We stopped at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently. There was a large model of the trail itself and much information about the trail. There was also a lounge for through travelers of the trail....where they had albums of pictures of every Appalachian trail hiker that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sinaigirl
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Very Helpful great place to stop in and talk to staff. Nice location to start a hike. Great town to walk around in.

Date of experience: September 2018
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john m
July 1, 2015|
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This is a very difficult question to answer. The time of year, weather, your physical fitness, and backpacking experience would determine this. As a general rule 3 miles per hour plus an additional 1 hour for every 1000ft of... More