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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment
Ranked #3 of 5 Tours in Harpers Ferry
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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!
Mass
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498 reviews
436 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
“Glad we came”
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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English first
Washington DC
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent and thorough tour of Harpers Ferry.”
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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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great tour in Harper's Ferry!”
Reviewed June 26, 2009

This a wonderful and IN-DEPTH tour and I mean in-depth! You will learn a lot! The tour guide (Rick) tells you story after story after story. I promise you won't be bored. He isn't just a tour guide but an actual Civil war historian. He can answer all your questions.

Hey Rick, we were the two people with the black lab. We said we would give you a great review and we are.

We never thought we could learn so much about Harper's Ferry in one afternoon. You made so may historical events come alive in our minds. We enjoyed the beautiful area with you. Thank you for entertaining us with all of your knowledge.

Barbara, Brian and Kaya

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Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An insightful, entertaining walk through history in Harper's Ferry.”
Reviewed June 21, 2009

O' Be Joyfull is a must do for any visit to Harper's Ferry. Our guide, Rick, was welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable during our walking tour. From Jefferson Rock to John Brown's fort and all the highlights inbetween, he brought Harper's Ferry to life. His musical show is also very good, a rousing end to a wonderful visit!

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California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Tour Great Value”
Reviewed June 19, 2009

If you're going to spend some time at Harper's Ferry then you should invest in an O Be Joyful tour. Not only is Rick a terrific guide who clearly loves his work but Harper's Ferry really becomes alive. There is so much history here that you can't afford not to take this tour.
Gene from California

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