O'Be JoyFull is located in Harpers Ferry and offers historical walking tours of both Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg , PA. "O'Be JoyFull" not only offers tours, but in addition, does several outstanding shows throughout the year.
During the winter months, the walking tours for Harpers Ferry begin in the "O'Be JoyFull" Center's 19th Century styled parlor. There are several sites which are visited during the tour. Each site is introduced with a historical story.
The Harper Ferry tour is just over an hour, presenting the sights and sounds of the past as told by Rick Garland. Rick is a licensed tour guide, assuring you of authenticity and a good knowledge base. Rick is renown as a historical vocalist and storyteller as well as pianist. These qualifications and talents allow him to present history in both voice and musical form.
Not only will you learn about the history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and the southern lifestyle, you can also be entertained in evenings by Celtic music at the Secret Six Tavern Restaurant in Harpers Ferry. The Celtic music celebrates the Irish influence on the Civil War music and also features Irish and Scottish pub, love and rebel songs of the past.
Other musical presentations include American Civil War Songs of The Blue and The Gray, General J.E.B Stuart Sings Again as well as The Hose Soldiers' Col. Marlowe Sings.
The tours and shows have been attended by listeners from as far away as Alaska . Whether you are a resident of Harpers Ferry or a visitor out of the area, the "O'Be JoyFull" Center and its various shows and tours should be on your calender of "must-dos" for 2009.