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Address: Manypenny and Broad Street, Bayfield Chamber of Commerce, Bayfield, WI
Phone Number: +1 715-779-7006
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Description: Bayfield Heritage Tours offers step-on guide services, self-guided walking...
Bayfield Heritage Tours offers step-on guide services, self-guided walking tour books, and thru Bayfield Ghost and History Walks offers ghost and architecture walks and private tours. Scheduled guided walks are offered from mid-June thru late September. Private, group and step-on guides may be available from spring into autumn.
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Virginia Hirsch - Self Guided Walk Books for Bayfield, WI

These booklets are a must have when visiting Bayfield, WI. They will informatively guide you to all the 'must see' locations in the lovely lakeside village of Bayfield, with all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

These booklets are a must have when visiting Bayfield, WI. They will informatively guide you to all the 'must see' locations in the lovely lakeside village of Bayfield, with all attractions being within walking distance. There are currently 2 books available: Vol.1, A Walk Up Washington Avenue - Vol. II, A Stroll Down Rittenhouse Avenue. Highly recommended for the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

my husband and had a wonderful time with this experience. the tour guide was dressed in period costume and the group was small (this may have been because we were there in Fall) so it allowed us to ask quite a few questions. the walk was pleasant and not tiring at all (we are in our 60s); it lasted about... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I took the new cemetery walk, it was fun, interesting historical perspective of past women, and men of the Bayfield area who had a great impact on local history. Great for kids, and families! I do the tours every year!!! New stories and tour guides give me new perspectives! Thanks! Keep up the great work!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was a fun tour that's a little spooky as well. It was a great way to view the side streets of this quaint town. Would recommend if you like history and ghosts stories!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I guess young children could have fun walking in the evening with lanterns. If you are an adult save your time and money. Our guide was not very good at telling stories, some of her comments could have been appropriate for a three year old. The only positive point in this experience: the walk made us burn some extra calories.

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took the Cemetery tour with Virginia and really enjoyed it. We all learned something new and our kids ages 6 and 9 found it pretty interesting as well. We live in the area and plan to take the other tours she offers.

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are looking for something interesting to do that is out of the ordinary, than the tours are super. I love the cemetary tour, and have been on all of them. Check it out when in town....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our guide was a wonderful storyteller and historian. She made the history of Bayfield come alive, and was a pleasure to listen to. While you probably won't see any ghosts, you will hear many good ghost stories, and learn a good deal about the town's history. We very much enjoyed this tour.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My daughter and I decided to try out the Ghost tour. After reading the good reviews we felt we could not go wrong. However we were somewhat disappointed. Firstly we did not tour with Virginia Hirsch and this might have been the problem. The Woman that took us on tour was very knowledgeable but did not have that spark to... More 

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La Crosse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Even though I'm still a huge skeptic when it comes to anything supernatural, I really enjoyed the ghost your. The guide was knowledgable and fun, and it's a great way to learn about Bayfield's storied history.

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