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Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry

St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-725-8019
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Spooky Tour, Great History

I used to go to the Harpers Ferry Ghost tour as a child when it was run by Shirley and then her... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Juliana D
Great Ghost Stories

We scheduled this ghost tour and unfortunately were unable to do the walking tour due the cold... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Miguel M
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America's oldest ghost tour is an approximate two hour walking tour around several blocks of the historic "Lower Town" section of Harpers Ferry viewing a number of sites and buildings that have had ghostly phenomenon reported in or around them over the years. Tour includes both legends and historical events which may account for some of the ghostly happenings. These stories of Harpers Ferry's history, legends and unexplained phenomenon are appropriate for children of all ages. Always best to call to make a reservation and check website for dates that we are closed.
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“great tour” (41 reviews)
“story telling” (24 reviews)
“rick garland” (41 reviews)
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St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I used to go to the Harpers Ferry Ghost tour as a child when it was run by Shirley and then her granddaughter. They were great! Rich, a natural storyteller, well-versed historian, and gifted singer, most certainly does it justice! It was too cold to...More

Thank Juliana D
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We scheduled this ghost tour and unfortunately were unable to do the walking tour due the cold. That being said, the tour guide did an amazing job bringing the stories to life in the church. I literally left the church scared and curious at the...More

Thank Miguel M
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

this was a great tour, lots of fun! Very great story teller, historian and I would say humorist Rick is your guide! Harpers Ferry is beautiful during the day and very interesting at night! the town takes on a different feel in the evening when...More

Thank Shawn F
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour. Nice way to cap off a day of history with ghost tales and some additional history. The tour guide, Rick Garland, is a wonderful story teller. He engaged the entire family. My wife, two teenage sons, and I all give the tour very...More

Thank Juancarloshunt
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I love ghost tours and this one was one of the best so far! Our guide Rick was entertaining and very knowledgeable and I learned more about the history of harpers ferry than I ever did in school! The town is very dark and deserted...More

Thank chrismacd1031
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great tour which combined a lot of history with a some fun ghost stories. This really made the history of the town come alive even moreso than all the exhibits we went into and plaques we read. Definitely recommend!! Just be sure to plan your...More

Thank LillyZackMom
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We just did this Saturday evening and were very pleased. A great mixture of the history, why it is being preserved and how the hauntings began. Dress for the cold weather in the evening that will descend upon everyone when the sun goes down usually...More

Thank Chuck W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

the tour gave a good background of the history of harper's ferry. it was an engaging history lesson but I didn't think spooky at all. however, we did have a fun and enjoyable time. you will want to wear good walking shoes and bring a...More

Thank ipbchlvr
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This tour was thoroughly fun and enjoyable, especially on a warm fall night. Starting at 8pm, it was two hours of listening to enjoyable stories as well as a healthy dose of history. Even being the only member of my family who is skeptical about...More

Thank MarkUSNA1998
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went here on my family trip last month. From NYC/ jersey area...with wife and two kid..teenage girls, plus another family and their teenage son. All of us loved it...LOVED IT. Any time my teenagers actually pay attention on a tour...that moment is special...they never listen...More

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rickgmail, Owner at Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Wow! Thanks so much for attending my tour and for the great review! I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed it!

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Deborah P
4 July 2017|
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Response from Cwong76 | Reviewed this property |
Tour is between. 1 1/2 hrs to 1 hr 45 mins. 8-12 years of age is $10 over 12 is $14 and Under 8 is free.
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Courtney S
27 March 2017|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
We do operate all year round offering the Ghost Tour at 8 PM. There's lots more info and reservation requirements/info on our website which you can access right from the Trip Advisor page or you can Google or Bing for it.
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Gony G
24 September 2016|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
I think so. As the other people said it is more about stories than scaring people. Our guide, Rick is a historian as well as an entertainer.
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