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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Checking Out the Thru Hikers

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. If it is about the Appalachian Trail they know the answer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike H
Dushore, Pennsylvania, United States
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Quick pit stop to learn about the AT

This is a beautiful building in the upper end of town. There is a few parking spaces in the rear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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799 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6998
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. If it is about the Appalachian Trail they know the answer. Met some through hikers and learned a lot about what it takes to challenge the trail. Bought an AT hat, PA section map, and joined as a member. One...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building in the upper end of town. There is a few parking spaces in the rear or along the streets. If you are in lower town the walk up is worth it to check out the building and the displays. Staff...More

1  Thank sconrad1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and nice little gift shop! Love seeing all of the hikers check in at the AP’s halfway point.

1  Thank ITravelWithYou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area for the historical park but decided to stop here first. It’s a nice little shop and there are hikers there from the trail. Even though I’m not a hiker the two guys in there really wanted to help and seemed...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had never been on the Appalachian Trail before, but the volunteers put us at ease. We were shown maps and given easy to follow directions to the trail head. Thank you.

2  Thank jdarerog1958
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We were curious to learn more about the trail although with no aspirations beyond day hikes. The volunteer staff person was closing up at 5 but he let us come in and look at the maps and buy postcards. We met two young women who...More

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The AT has always fascinated me, so I took the opportunity to stop in and learn the history and learn about the people who have multiple thru-hikes under their belts. Won't take long, but you will feel the importance of the "psychological halfway point".

2  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

As an avid hiker, entering the Appalachian Trail Conservancy felt like finding the Holy Grail of hiking. The conservancy serves as the headquarters dedicated to probably the most famous trail in the world, of which, truth be told, I have only hiked a few miles....More

1  Thank Stijn-traveler
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a really interesting place to stop, even if you're not hiking the AT. My husband wants to thru-hike one day, and I've hiked a few trails on it, but we were in Harper's Ferry for a different reason, and still decided to stop...More

1  Thank Brooklet425
Reviewed 18 June 2018

One day I'll hike the AT. In the meantime, I'm section hiking when I have the time. I visited ATC last summer, and they provided appropriate and valuable advice for the weekend's adventure.

Thank Barry S
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john m
2 July 2015|
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Response from Redclimber | Reviewed this property |
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