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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Encyclopedic knowledge!

Rick has incredible knowledge about Harpers Ferry and shares it in an interesting and thought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandydca
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Quite a "Joyfull" Tour!

We recently took Rick Garland's Historic Tour of Harper's Ferry. Wow! The man is a veritable... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
lindagereg
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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We recently took Rick Garland's Historic Tour of Harper's Ferry. Wow! The man is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge concerning anything Harper's Ferry, John Brown, and for that matter many, many other subjects of which we inquired. His humorous and easy-going style was refreshing and...More

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rickgmail, Owner at O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It was great and a real pleasure having the opportunity of sharing Harper(')s Ferry's incredible and rich history with you both! Happy Trails!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Absolutely fantastic! We spent 31/2 hours with Rick exploring Harpers Ferry and learning about the history of the town and the area. Rick was a fabulous tour guide and story teller - he is so very knowledgeable and makes the information both interesting and memorable....More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Rick gives a rich history with good ghost stories. He is a great story teller! I would do this again.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

My wife and I were visiting a friend nearby Shepardstown and wanted to 'discover' Harpers Ferry. We are fans of walking tours and jumped on the opportunity to do this tour. Our experience with guided walking tours has always been very good. Harpers Ferry is...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a full day in Harpers Ferry and decided to make the most of our visit by doing a self guided tour in the morning and the historical tour with Rick after lunch. I'm very glad we did because there is so much more...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 11 May 2017

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
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Reviewed 17 April 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

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Reviewed 9 April 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
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keercolliw
26 March 2018|
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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
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Mimi M
4 July 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
19 April 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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