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Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry

Address: St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: +1 304-725-8019
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ghost & vampire tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: America's oldest ghost tour is an approximate one hour walking tour around several blocks of the...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Ghost & vampire tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Sorry, but I was not impressed. When speaking, it is obvious that he has told the same story 100's of times before and it was presented as being read from a script. The friends we went with were also disappointed and said that Leesburg's tour is much better.

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Indiana, PA, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The presenter was very well versed in the history of the town and was able to entertain as well as inform. If you are fascinated with the aspects of the Catholic religion. This is the tour for you. My main recommendation on this tour: Go in good weather. The church is nice and warm, but sitting on the hard wooden... More 

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Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I trepidatiously walked up the steps of St. Peters Church in Harpers Ferry to attend the well known ghost tour. It was about 37 degrees out and we were wondering how we were ever going to stay warm on the tour! Much to our pleasant surprise, Rick Garland, who now owns the business with his wife, greeted... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

...but it was still excellent! The tour lasted for approximately 90 minutes and, therefore, we felt we got good value for money. The ghost tour was one of the main things we wanted to do in Harpers Ferry so, even after a tiring and delayed flight from the UK, we raced down the street to the historic old town just... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We came with a group from our MINI Cooper car club and we had a blast. The night we arrived it was cold, really cold and we were worried that we were all going to be miserable. Then we found out that when it's under 40 degrees he does the tour inside the church. Rick is such an amazing story... More 

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Bronx, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The entire tour is really interesting and educational. Rick's presentation is great. Def so this tour!!!!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Rick was our ghost tour guide. He is a living historian and gave us a great tour. His stories and knowledge of the history of harpers ferry was on point. Rick was very knowlegable and he incouraged us to snap photos. In one of my photos I was lucky and saw ectoplasm the form a ghost takes before and apparition.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Harper's Ferry is the perfect location for a ghost tour and Rick was the perfect guide. We had been skeptical of tours in the past thinking they might be too touristy. However, we decided to go during a visit in November since there would be a smaller crowd and we were not disappointed. It was a highlight of our weekend,... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited the tour on 9/27/14. Rick, the guide was fantastic. He kept us interested not only with the ghost stories but with the history of the town in general. He's such a character and will definitely see him again!

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I go to this tour every year, it's always very fun and entertaining. Rick the guide is very engaging and does a great job as an ambassador for the area. Harpers Ferry itself is very beautiful and scenic, and is always worth the trip as well. Bring a friend and go, you won't be disappointed!

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