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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 #11 of 42 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My little sister(11), mother(52) and I(28) all went to the Friday night show with Dusty, and really enjoyed our selfs. I had such a good time, I took my husband to the ghost walk at Citadel Hill the following night, and it did not compare! I will be taking my husband back to Halifax ghost walk to show him what... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great time with Dusty, even though we are from the area we had learned a lot about Halifax's history we didn't know before. He was fun and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The Ghost Tour run by Andy Smith in Halifax is a great, extremely interesting tour! I loved it, and my parents did too. The tour was great, and we saw a few things that it might have taken us a while to find. The tour was fun, and Andy made it extremely entertaining. I'm glad we found it. Cat

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

Hello! So nice to hear from you! I especially enjoyed having you on the walk that evening. I appreciated your wit, sense of humour and smarts! And most of all, you were willing to have fun! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Maritimes! More

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Andy is an engaging character who is able to take you back in time to discover hidden secrets of Halifax, whether you have lived here your whole life or are only visiting for the weekend. He is able to seamlessly blend history, ghost stories and personal anecdotes into an engaging and exciting evening that let the time and distance fly... More

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

Thank you for coming along that evening for for your very comprehensive review. I enjoyed your company. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Such a great evening idea for a tour of the city's historic remnant. Cheap, educational and creepy! The kids loved it as Andy knew his stuff and was really interactive with the pre-teens, involving them in each story and he was not only really funny but asked if the boys were old enough to handle certain topics before sharing them.... More

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

Thank you for coming along with your family . . . I especially enjoyed that evening with so many children. Their enthusiasm, openness and kooky sense of humour were fun to play with. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went on the ghost tour with Andy and we all enjoyed it. He does a great job of engaging with the group, and he makes a point of involving the kids, even calling them by name as he tells his tales. I think we heard around 20 different stories, from the very first murder in Halifax to the somewhat humorous... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to write. So much of this tour is about who comes along, their questions, their energy and interest/skepticism. More

Southampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My daughter & I very much enjoyed Andy's "Ghost Walk Tour" during our recent visit to Halifax. Andy was inclusive, engaging, informative & fun!! It was obvious that everyone else on this tour was also having a great time. Andy's tour introduced us to many of Halifax's historic sites, some of which we revisited for a more in-depth look in... More

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

I appreciate you taking my you and your kind review. How can I forget your faces! Hope the rest of your visit to the Maritimes was fun. More

Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Second time doing this tour. It's an entertaining tour of central halifax giving lots of information on the history of the city in addition to offering ghost tales. I enjoyed both times. Andy is a well seasoned professional who makes the tour all the more interesting and lots of laughs along the way. Extremely great value for money and suitable... More

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

Thank you very much for coming along on my Ghost Walk for the second time! I do hope that since your last attendance I've added some new stories and new spots! Despite the number of people who've attended over the years I do remember you! More

Halifax
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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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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

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