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Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry

St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-725-8019
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: America's oldest ghost tour is an approximate one hour walking tour around several blocks of the historic "Lower Town" section of Harpers Ferry... more » Owner description: America's oldest ghost tour is an approximate one hour walking tour around several blocks of the historic "Lower Town" section of Harpers Ferry viewing a number of sites and buildings that have had ghostly phenomenon reported in or around them over the years. Tour includes both legeds and historical events which may account for some of the ghostly happenings. These stories of Harpers Ferry's history, legends and unexplained phenomenon are appropriate for children of all ages. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was my first ghost tour and I was skeptical going in. I was so surprised! I did not see any ghosts, but the tour guide is an excellent story teller and the stories were so interesting! It was pitch dark and there are no street lights. The town was literally deserted by the time the tour started (8pm). The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a great tour even if you think these tours are mostly fake; I can see why it is so highly rated. The tour guide is mostly a civil war historian which makes this tour that much better. He proclaims he has never seen a ghost but tells the story, along with the history, very honestly with no tall... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our tour guide was amazing, funny, entertaining and provided some really interesting history about the town. His passion and enthusiasm about Harper's Ferry and it's local history came out in his tour. We toured HP during the day, but seeing it at night added a whole new dimension to the town.

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Madison, NJ
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Maybe because our group was small and the streets were dark, but more than one of us got spooked! The tour guide is a good performer, and all the ghost stories were somehow connected to history, so one cannot help but learn while having fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband, 12-y-o son, 7-y-o daughter and I had an enchanted evening in beautiful Harpers Ferry; thanks to this tour and the experienced guide. We hope to go again with a large group! Such a great way to engage as a family! Thanks, Rick!

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Torrington, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went with a church youth group from CT. This was an excellent tour that was entertaining, presented by a very charismatic actor. Great fun; would do it again.

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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For less than you would spend on a night at the theater you get an evening of entertainment and history. Great stories of Harpers Ferry's past as you tour through its streets at night. Memorable bits of history shared by a masterful story teller.

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Berryville, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went on the ghost tour and though it was interesting it wasn't spooky.....at all. It was neat from a historical perspective but ghost.....NO, definitely not!!! The gentleman that owns and operates is super awesome and filled with information. IMPORTANT fact to consider, if you have difficulty walking, think twice. I didn't like the fact we had to walk to... More

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Purcellville, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So, I rarely write reviews but I decided to on this experience. My husband and I took five kids with us on the tour, roughly $80, and it just wasn't worth it. In a total of two hours we got maybe 6 ghost stories. The rest of it was history and the stories were very long and drawn out. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

History comes alive on a dark alley as the tour guide paints a picture of the scene on the street you stand on from over 100 years ago. You can visualize the noise and the soot and the stench of a factory town and imagine the panic of the tone during John Browns raid, during the fierce battles for the... More

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