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Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

Brunswick Street & Carmichael Street (The Old Town Clock), Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K5, Canada
+1 902-494-0525
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Ranked #12 of 40 activities in Halifax
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Entertaining and informative Ghost Walk through Halifax's historic downtown area. (The ONLY Ghost Walk in Halifax which visits a cemetery!) Conducted... more » Owner description: Entertaining and informative Ghost Walk through Halifax's historic downtown area. (The ONLY Ghost Walk in Halifax which visits a cemetery!) Conducted by Andy Smith, an experienced tour guide who also happens to be a professional actor (an ACTRA member). Andy also operates local tour company, Tattle Tours (a separate Trip Advisor listing) which gives van and step-on tours. This fun tour begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Clock (along Brunswick Street and halfway up Citadel Hill) and is typically given Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings (May through October). Weather permitting. And private group tours can be arranged at mutually convenient days and times. Duration: Two hours. $10 per person. Children under 13 are half price. Discounts are available to groups of ten or more people. « less
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Halifax
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for an actor and not a historian to tell the "historical" tales of this city, look no further. There was nothing special about this tour or the operator. Better bet: get a book/iPhone (even Wikipedia) and walk around googling sites - better money spent. Oh FYI: do not take photos - someone in our group took... More

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

Sorry you feel this way . . . More

Bedford
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't feel so ripped off if I had paid $5 instead of $10. The level of arrogance from the tour guide was beyond accetable. I would not recommend this tour. One poor girl in the group was chastised for taking her cell phone out to take a picture; belittled in front of the group. Not worth paying money to... More

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

Sorry for any confusion . . . . More

Dartmouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Ghost Walk Tour was an informative evening filled with interesting facts about Halifax. It was very entertaining, full of tales and history that helped shape Halifax into the city it is today. My husband and I are Haligonians who learnt a lot about the city we live in through Andy Smith's charming narration. We highly recommend it to everyone,... More

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

Thanks for your lovely feedback and for coming along. As we discussed, I frequently hear from locals, "I never knew that". Or, "I pass this building every day and had no idea!" Hope you enjoy your summer. More

Schweiz
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Even tough the two of us got in a tour with 2 big groups, we enjoyed the ghost walk. Andy surely knows a lot about halifax and it's history.

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

Glad you came along and enjoyed the history and stories. More

Wales
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Even ghosts are in short supply, I do recommend going on this ghost tour. It was a fun tour to do and was very informative. It is child friendly, as there were two boys on my tour. He made sure that the boys were involved, as they could have been easily bored. I was in a good group, there were... More

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

Thank you for attending my ghost walk . . . Yes, it was a fun group. I never know from evening to evening, whether we'll see any spirits. More

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A friend of mine, her husband and her in-laws asked me along for the tour last Sunday. Having just moved to Halifax last year, I thought it would be a fun way to walk the city. In turned out to be a great time and I learned a lot about the history and architecture of the city. It's pretty kid-friendly... More

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

I am glad you came along and hat you enjoyed it! Yes, it is a fun way to learn about our city and its rich, sometimes eerie history. More

Saskatchewan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went on the ghost walk with Andy tonight. He was well informed on the history of Halifax. A joy to listen to. We had a wonderful evening.

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

Thank you for taking a moment to review my tour. It was pleasure sharing Halifax's eerie history. More

Edmonton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our family just did the ghost tour with Andy and loved it! He was informative, animated and incredibly engaging. He was very down to earth. Our daughters are 8 and 10, and while the tour was late at night, they really enjoyed it and will likely sleep in a few days (-; Highly recommend it.

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

Hello! You have a lovely family; especially your two girls! I must say enjoyed engaging them with these strange stories (especially because they were the only young people that evening). And because your private conference tour began later than my usual starting time, I was struck by your daughters' patience and interest and sense of fun. And as you may... More

Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed a tour with Andy about 7 years ago and returned again this evening. Andy is a great story teller and we were well entertained again. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn a bit of Halifax's haunted history

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

I knew you looked familiar! Thank you for coming back. And I trust that you heard some new stories! Thanks again! More

Kamloops, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Had a wonderful time with stories & learning some history of Halifax. Beautiful buildings and the length of the walk was just right almost 2hours, wonderful way to end the evening and have a wee drink at the brewery. A must do on your visit in Halifax.

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

I enjoyed meeting you and sharing some of Halifax's rich, sometime creepy history.Cheers! More

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