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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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A spooky and entertaining history lesson!

As host of our tour, Rick Garland did a masterful job of weaving spooky ghost stories into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg M
Engaging host, eerie town

The guide started out the tour giving a background on the tour itself, as well as a brief history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul W
Davidsonville, Maryland
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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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Hours Today: 19:45 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-725-8019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As host of our tour, Rick Garland did a masterful job of weaving spooky ghost stories into the authentic history of Harpers Ferry. With no shortage of fascinating history to draw from, Rick spoke for essentially 2 hours as we walked through the small town....More

1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide started out the tour giving a background on the tour itself, as well as a brief history of the town, which helped to put some of the stories in context. The tour is a great mix of ghost tour, history lesson, personal accounts,...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't actually take this tour, however I was passing by and got to hear the host. Seemed to be a great tour. Lots of guests attending. The host was dressed in period clothing. I'll go back there to do the official tour if I...More

Thank Bluevans-surfs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to spend an evening. The stories were interesting but not that scary (or believable). It really does get chilly, so bundle up.

Thank A K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought three pre-teens/young teenagers on this tour, one who likes history, one who was nervous that it would be too scary, and one who was more interested in the ghost part than the history. All of us learned quite a bit more about what...More

2  Thank GoingWithKid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this tour both informative and fun. Two hour evening tour through the town. Easy walk with stops and stories along the way.

Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves Harpers Ferry and this time we decided to try a ghost tour. We had 4 adults, a 10 yr old and a 3 yr old. We even managed a stroller. The 10 year old was just as fascinated as the adults because...More

1  Thank Kya M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely one of the better ghost tours we've done. Our guide (Rick Garland who dresses in 1860-1870 period clothing) was extremely knowledgable about local (and civil war) history and did a masterful job of contextually weaving the ghost stories into the overall flow...More

Thank Smkymtntroutman
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

You meet at the church, which is where the tour begins. The guys was very good & knows the history of Harpers Ferry. Was fun being in town after everything had closed. Great sense of humor.

Thank Hiner1
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Rick Garland does a fantastic job keeping ghost stories and local lore of Harper's Ferry alive, backing up his stories with a wealth of historical expertise. Our family has done the tour many times, and we enjoy his entertaining and family-friendly approach. Really nice guy,...More

Thank KimHope316
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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.
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.
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.