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Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

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Address: Brunswick Street | The Old Town Clock, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-494-0525
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An entertaining and informative Ghost Walk through Halifax's historic...

An entertaining and informative Ghost Walk through Halifax's historic downtown area. (The ONLY Ghost Walk in Halifax which visits a cemetery!)

Andy Smith, an experienced tour guide who conducts these tours, also happens to be a professional actor (ACTRA member). Andy also operates the local tour company, Tattle Tours (a separate Trip Advisor listing) which gives lively walking tours and step-on guided tours. Andy's fun Ghost Walk is typically offered Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m. (May through October) weather permitting. Duration: Two hours. $15.00 per person. Children under 13 are half price. Discounts are available to groups of ten or more people. Groups can also arrange a private tour on other mutually convenient days and times.

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Eerie and Interesting Tour of Halifax

I did this tour in October so it was pretty much dark when we started, which made for a fun, spooky atmosphere. I really enjoyed this tour because I learned a lot more about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Maggie A
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I did this tour in October so it was pretty much dark when we started, which made for a fun, spooky atmosphere. I really enjoyed this tour because I learned a lot more about Halifax than I would have just by walking around on my own. Some of stories are pretty creepy and some are more about local color which... More 

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2 Thank Maggie A
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thank you for coming along and for your kind review. More 

Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I live in Halifax but sometimes it's fun to be a tourist in your own town. I went with friends on the Historic Ghost walk. I'm not a huge believer in ghosts but the guide made it really fun and kept you guessing. He offered a lot of history of Halifax and that alone was very interesting. Whether you are... More 

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Thank girlontheeast
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words. Yes, I am amazed how many locals find these stories new and eerie. Thank you for coming along and cheers! More 

Halifax Region, Canada
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The stories were quite interesting and the guide gave a pretty good presentation. The tour was just long enough as people were starting to get a little restless near the end of it.

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1 Thank Rowcliw2000
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. And glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Ghost Walk Tour throughout Historic Halifax was a very interesting tour. Even though I am a native of Halifax and knew around 95% of the stories that were told on this tour, it was very interesting and informative. Kudos to Andy for being such an amazing tour guide

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Thank Victoria R
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Why, thank you! Even though we are residents, locals often tell me they've learned more about their city by taking my tours. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I went on both available ghost walk tours available in Halifax - One day after the other. Both tours had similarities - and both went different routes through the downtown. This ghost tour was cool because you actually go into a cemetery. A real OLD cemetery. We had a very large group - about 50 - so at times it... More 

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Thank Patrick W
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thanks for coming along . . . and hope you enjoyed the cemetery tales! More 

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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a huge group but I could always hear everything said. Lots of interesting stories of ghosts and history of the city. Very good storyteller and herding our large group across all the streets.

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Thank Chris W
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thanks for attending . . . and glad you enjoyed yourself! More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

An interesting evening walk around the old town with just enough credence in the tales to suggest more fact than fiction. Andy Smith held the audience's attention with his story telling style. There must have been close on 30 on the tour but it was easy enough to hear the stories and not lose any of the atmosphere. Being new... More 

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Thank Paul N
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

I am happy to hear you enjoyed the evening! More 

Sarnia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Out of the numerous tours available Halifax this has been by far my favourite. Andy is an incredibly knowledgeable guide, a great story teller and a wonderful entertainer. This tour is worth every penny. The tour is done at the prefect pace to explore beautiful downtown Halifax and visits a handful of historic sites with in the two hours. Despite... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the experience! More 

Winnipeg
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67 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went on this tour based on positive reviews, but were very disappointed. There were about 50-60 people on the tour and the tour guide was difficult to understand if you were not standing close to him. The noise of the traffic contributed to this difficulty. He would not wait for everyone to be at a destination before starting to... More 

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1 Thank Jocelyn P
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Sorry you felt this way. More 

Halifax, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was a really neat tour.. totally worth the money. I would do it at night :). The guide we had was really knowledgeable and has an awesome presentation style... really got you, "in the mood".

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Thank Victoria F
Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thanks for coming along . . . More 

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