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O' Be Joyfull Historical Tours & Entertainment

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Address: Thomas Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 110 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 732-801-0381
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08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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O Be Joyfull offers historical tours of Harpers Ferry and historical...

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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ghost tour sept. 2015

I was very happy that my husband and I took this tour. It was very informative and enjoyable. My husband is older and I was afraid he could not handle the walk but he did fine... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

I was very happy that my husband and I took this tour. It was very informative and enjoyable. My husband is older and I was afraid he could not handle the walk but he did fine there was a lot of stopping so that the history could be told it was great a must do if you are in harpers... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

THE BEST!!!!!! Ric, the tourguide does not mingle religion or personal beliefs- he leaves the theory of ghosts up to you- but he has some ideas.....! the tour is very informative and a little creepy- he is a "costumed" guide, wearing Civil War era clothing. It is awesome. Book early as it fills up in Fall!

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Thank MRFRIENDLY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Well worth the money spent, Rick provided a lot of historical background. My son, who is a history buff, found it excellent. I love history, but I found that we spent a lot of time sitting still and listening, which isn't my cup of tea. Also, he made a few comments about women and a few about religion that made... More 

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4 Thank Efb68
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We enjoyed our walking tour with Rick, who is very entertaining and knowledgeable about the history in the area.

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3 Thank Gus B
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Rick provided my wife and me an in-depth and entertaining 3 to 4 hour private historical tour of Harpers Ferry. It was well worth the time and money. You leave with a better appreciation and understanding of the town and events that comprise Harpers Ferry. He is outspoken and many of his views are provocative. Clearly this is not a... More 

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2 Thank Joel Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Rick is insightful and amazing. My husband and I aren't huge history buffs but Rick made it so enjoyable I want to come back with my daughter and take the tour again!

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2 Thank Donna C
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

A Harper's Ferry MUST DO! This tour provides an amazing look back in time. Rick's telling of events is not only informative but also insightful, entertaining and interactive. Thanks Rick, your tour was the highlight of our trip!

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3 Thank Kim T
Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on our private historical tour with Rick. There were 5 of us - two adults (one from Germany and unfamiliar with Civil War history), two history-buff teenagers and an 11-year old. The tour was both informative and fun - very interactive, allowing the two young civil war scholars to shine and keeping them really interested.... More 

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2 Thank Sarah M
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Harpers Ferry is one of the most amazing places around. It's atmosphere and wealth of things to do is unrivaled. Rick and his tours are absolutely part of what makes Harpers Ferry so unique and inviting. My husband and I make multiple trips each year and it never gets boring. Rick's historical tour is thorough and interesting. It caters to... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Rick was just Outstanding !!! We sang,he told stories,the history behind the music even took the time to discuss some good books to read. The view from his balcony was amazing. My 10 yr old is still humming the confederate version of the battle cry of freedom and my two younger girls are STILL singing Dixie ( much to my... More 

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