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Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

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Address: Brunswick Street | The Old Town Clock, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-494-0525
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An entertaining and informative Ghost Walk through Halifax's historic...

An entertaining and informative Ghost Walk through Halifax's historic downtown area. (The ONLY Ghost Walk in Halifax which visits a cemetery!)

Andy Smith, an experienced tour guide who conducts these tours, also happens to be a professional actor (ACTRA member). Andy also operates the local tour company, Tattle Tours (a separate Trip Advisor listing) which gives lively walking tours and step-on guided tours. Andy's fun Ghost Walk is typically offered Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m. (May through October) weather permitting. Duration: Two hours. $15.00 per person. Children under 13 are half price. Discounts are available to groups of ten or more people. Groups can also arrange a private tour on other mutually convenient days and times.

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Me, my husband and 2 friends went on the ghost walk of historic halifax and we all had a lot of fun! The walk was smooth and there were many interesting stories along the way. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me, my husband and 2 friends went on the ghost walk of historic halifax and we all had a lot of fun! The walk was smooth and there were many interesting stories along the way. The guide was very friendly and funny! I didn't see anything paranormal, but at the graveyard I did hear the sound of a woman humming,... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this ghost walk so much. It was very informative and the man running it was very good at explaining the stories and seemed to have done a lot of research and time into finding these stories. If I come back I am DEFINITELY going on this ghost walk again! :)

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming along! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just came back from a ghost walk tour of Halifax with my 2 siblings and all three of us agreed that it was an enjoyable time. It is well worth the $15 per person for the 1 hour and 45 minutes. We would highly recommend this tour with Andy.

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thank you for coming along . . . As you can tell, I enjoy relating some of Halifax's eerier tales! More 

calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three reasons you should do this tour! 1st, Andy the tour guide has a skillful way of bringing you into the stories. He's a great entertainer and makes the tour a lot of fun. 2nd, Halifax has a sordid past full of murder, criminals, prostitutes, tragedy, and much more! Spooky place! 3rd, the walk is a viable and interesting historical... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed the stories, eerie and historical! And boo to you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Andy Smith brings Halifax history to life.. in an absolutely delicious creepy way that's seasoned with wry humour. Definately recommend Tattle Tours to anyone who wants to really experience Halifax.

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

I appreciate you attending and taking the time to review my Ghost Walk. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Echo Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Andy is a wonderful story teller and has your attention from the get-go. It was unfortunate that the night we went it was a bit chilly - so we sort of hurried through it..but the bonus side was - the cemetery gates were open and we got to go inside. For history buffs this tours is awesome. Worth your time... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thanks for coming along that night and for taking the time to review the tour. More 

Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Decided to do this last minute. Andy was a great story teller, and very personable. Not scary in terms of ghost tours, but a good way to learn about the history of various parts of the city.

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thank you for attending my Ghost Walk. More 

Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The guy leading the tour is an actor who has the right type of personality for the job. As a non-believer, I enjoy these tours for their entertainment value, and this one certainly did not disappoint on that account; what's more, it never crossed the border into corniness, which can happen pretty easily. You hear a lot of interesting stories... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thank you for coming along . . . and I am glad that you enjoyed the tour as much as you did. Cheers! More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I did this tour in October so it was pretty much dark when we started, which made for a fun, spooky atmosphere. I really enjoyed this tour because I learned a lot more about Halifax than I would have just by walking around on my own. Some of stories are pretty creepy and some are more about local color which... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

Thank you for coming along and for your kind review. More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I live in Halifax but sometimes it's fun to be a tourist in your own town. I went with friends on the Historic Ghost walk. I'm not a huge believer in ghosts but the guide made it really fun and kept you guessing. He offered a lot of history of Halifax and that alone was very interesting. Whether you are... More 

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Andy S, Owner at Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words. Yes, I am amazed how many locals find these stories new and eerie. Thank you for coming along and cheers! More 

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