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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters

799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6998
+1 304-535-6331
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Great little piece of history!

Awesome history of the trail with great maps. We were walking on the Appalachian Trail and were... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Robin G
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Wisconsin
Great info !

Great info on the Appalachian trail, whether you are interested in day trips or longer. Very... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Rue F
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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 "thru-hikers" walking the entire trail. The center has exhibits, a gift shop where you can purchase maps, books, and souvenirs. A 10-foot 3D map shows the entire East Coast, with a miniature replica trail shelter built into the back side. A hiker lounge offers long-distance hikers a place to relax and recharge, with cold and hot drinks available. A collection of more than 25,000 photos of hikers taken since 1979 is one of the most unique features. Those intent on walking the entire A.T. will have their photo added to the collection, but anyone can take a photo of themselves out in front on the sign for a memorable snapshot. By visiting Harpers Ferry, you'll have already started the 14-state challenge, which encourages hikers to visit one location in each of the Trail's 14 states. If you visit lower town historic Harpers Ferry just a half mile away and walk across the footbridge over the Potomac River, you'll have already completed two states.
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799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6998
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+1 304-535-6331
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Awesome history of the trail with great maps. We were walking on the Appalachian Trail and were cruising around harpers Ferry so on a whim stopped in! The staff were so nice and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge about the trail! It's also the first...More

1  Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Great info on the Appalachian trail, whether you are interested in day trips or longer. Very friendly and informative !

1  Thank Rue F
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you Tammy for your time and knowledge about the Appalachian Trail. I appreciate your enthusiasm and helpfulness. Anyone considering a trip on the AT should stop here first for expert knowledge, guidance, great displays, and valuable maps.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I stopped by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy during our trip to Harpers Ferry. We aren't hikers; we wanted to check out the place as my sister works at a welcome center along the trail and wanted to see what literature/materials they carried....More

1  Thank Kylie K
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The staff at the AT Conservancy Headquarters were extremely helpful with information and recommendations about the local AT day hikes in West Virginia. They also introduced us to the 14 state challenge.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Was highly impressed by my recent visit. The management and crew were very friendly and informative By The Way.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We are not hikers and stopped here because of the sign and the free parking. The Conservancy is a non government organization and provides maintenance and other services through volunteers for the Appalachian Trail. The lady who was at the HQ when we visited was...More

7  Thank Steven I
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Informative even of your not the most experienced hiker, friendly and helpful to find the right hole for you and your level.

3  Thank Rue F
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly, informative, and encouraging for hikers and would-be hikers. Great spot to spend some time and meet other hikers.

2  Thank Norman C
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place! It's small, but it's rich with stories from the past and provides visitors with a window into our fascination with the trail in the present. You may meet a few thru-hikers during your visit, since it is the midway point for...More

3  Thank Kelli D
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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
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