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Address: 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: +1 802-351-1313
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Description: Chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the best attractions in New England...
Chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the best attractions in New England, Queen City Ghostwalk offers up plenty of history, mystery and spooky fun. Tour creator Thea Lewis, author of "Haunted Burlington: Spirits of Vermont's Queen City", "Ghosts and Legends of Lake Champlain", and "Haunted Inns and Ghostly Getaways of Vermont", is renowned as the area's foremost authority on Burlington's ghostly lore. She brings guests on a journey back in time, introduces them to local legends, and paints a chilling picture of Burlington long ago. Tours include Burlington's downtown, wicked waterfront, local cemeteries, and spirits at the University of Vermont. Tickets for all tours are available at FlynnTix Regional Box Office.
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Ghost Walk

Awesome !!! Looking forward to going on other Ghostwalk tours !!! Wish I done this sooner,it was a lot of fun and very informative !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Awesome !!! Looking forward to going on other Ghostwalk tours !!! Wish I done this sooner,it was a lot of fun and very informative !!!

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Essex, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I just got back from the Queen City Ghostwalk Black Shamrock Haunted Bus tour, most informative both historically and paranormally. Excellent spooky fun. I highly recommend the Ghostwalk for anyone interested in the history and hauntings of Burlington.

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

So terrific to hear you enjoyed the first of many bus tour events! Thanks to a great response, we'll be adding even more bus tours this year! We appreciate your kind review. ~ Thea More 

Shelburne, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I attended the Queen City Ghostwalk over the weekend and I can't believe how perfect it turned out to be to get us into the Halloween spirit! Thea Lewis, our tour guide, was amazing and had a fantastic presence with the group. The tour was so informative, yet completely entertaining, which is rare for a historical tour.... More 

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

Halloween season is a great time to tour. We will offer even more tours from May through October- including bus tours, in 2015. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. ~Thea More 

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Here's how much I enjoy Thea's tours: I've been on the Darkness Falls tour twice, and the Ghosts of UVM tour once, and I plan to join the Graveside Gatherings and Wicked Waterfront tours in future. On my second Darkness Falls tour, Thea had learned and incorporated new information since the first, which is a sign of how passionate she... More 

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate that you were able to take the time to let us know what you liked about your adventure with us, and hope we'll see you again! ~ Thea More 

Colchester, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Thea does a lovely tour throughout Burlington. I've lived here all my life and never realized the rich history I was missing out on. A perfect fall evening with my family, we are already looking forward to choosing another one of her tours

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

So glad you found our tour fun, interesting, AND a great value! We hope to meet you on a different adventure! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. ~ Thea More 

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family and I really enjoyed the tour! The history of Burlington is fascinating and Thea did a fantastic job of incorporating facts, "fiction?", and fun into the tour. The age range of our group was 55 to age 3 and we all had a great time! My teen-aged son was fascinated and his younger cousins loved touring around and... More 

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

We do our best to craft a tour that is good for brave souls ages nine and up. So glad everyone in your group enjoyed our offering. There are more spine-tingling adventures ahead. We hope we will meet again. Thank you for your kind review! ~ Thea More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have lived in Burlington for almost 20 years and found Thea's Darkness Falls tour quite the education! Learning about this little town's spooky past makes me love living here even more. I think that the Ghost Walk is a great introduction to Burlington for visitors or lifers. Me and a small group of friends chose to go to the... More 

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love it when we can show off Burlington's spooky side to visitors and locals, too! We are adding new features and tours for 2015. Stay tuned! ~Thea More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The only thing spooky about this is the $15 missing from my wallet! It was not scary, didn't incorporate much factual local history, and had LOTS of plugs to buy the tour guides books.

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

We are quite confounded. We highlight haunts of an 18th century smuggler, 1800's railroad magnate, 20th century Burlington entrepreneur, serial killers, the war of 1812, violence surrounding anti-Catholicism in early Burlington, and more. As your guide, I do mention stories from my books, most notably, to ask folks not to record video, which is prohibited by my publisher. Apparently, you... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed at the quality of this tour. Although you learned a bit about the history of Burlington, the experience was mediocre at best. Save your money for a haunted house or scary movie.

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

Haunted houses and scary movies are good, imaginative, fun. We have been known to visit a few of those ourselves! But, our stories are a different kind of nightmare- as real as we can discern, based on local legends and lots of research. It sounds like you came for a squeal-worthy adventure, perhaps boasting some made-up monsters dripping theatrical blood.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went for the Darkness Falls Tours. Although it was a dark, rainy and windy evening, the tour failed to create any impression on us. First of all, the places where we stood to listen to the spooky stories were mostly vibrant, well lit and at the heart of the city and the stories were mostly about appearances and disappearances... More 

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QueenCityGhostwalk, Owner at Queen City Ghostwalk, responded to this review

Gentle Tour Guest: We are sorry our walk made such a slight impression on you. Perhaps, rather than adding to your experience as you anticipated, the rain and wind served as a distraction? The evening you toured with us, many in the group were without umbrellas, so we did modify our route very slightly in the interest of providing comfort... More 

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