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Ye Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City

Address: 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD
Phone Number: 1-800-288-8747
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A little bit of local history, a lot of old fashioned storytelling, and almost no scary, a ghost tour is a great excuse (if you need one) to walk slowly up and down the main street of Ellicott City, hand in hand with that special someone, on a summer evening. The ghost tours (there are several to chose from) take... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This tour sounded fun and my partner and I were excited to go on it - we really wanted to like it. I hate to be critical, but the tour on Friday 12th July 2013 was terrible. The success of a ghost tour hinges on the guide's personality, wit, enthusiasm and verbal delivery, to generate a "haunted" atmosphere. I liked... More 

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Shannon C, Web & Social Media Specialist at Ye Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City, responded to this review

Jim, I'm really sorry you had a bad time on our tour. If you would be willing to call the welcome center at 410-313-1900 we would love to hear more about your experience and help rectify the issue. More 

clovis CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I cant wait to return. This whole city amazed us...walking tours, railroad museum, and antique shops to die for! Be sure to drive around side streets if you are in auto after this tour and create your own tour.

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We did this tour in late June, our guide for the evening was Paula and she was great! The guides dress in period clothing and carry a candle-lit lantern, which enhances the mood of the tour. We found Paula informative and engaging with her stories, many of personal experiences or those of close friends. Ellicott City is a beautiful and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This was our first ghost tour so we really didn’t know what to expect. We arrived to the town (which is totally charming and cute) around 8pm and parked right behind the visitors center. We bought the tickets and while we waited for the tour to start we learned about the history of the region by reading some display panels... More 

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Shannon C, Web & Social Media Specialist at Ye Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of our ghost tour. I'm glad you had a good time and hope to see you in the future! More 

East Coast USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The literary pub crawl is a close cousin to the haunted history tours of Ellicott City. Our hostess, dressed for the part, read passages from locals like Edgar Allan Poe, and H.L.Mencken as well as passers through like Daniel Boone. A great way to feel the heartbeat of the town while enjoying a drink at some of the local establishments... More 

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