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Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour

Albany, NY, USA
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About Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour
Visit one of America's most haunted locations, Albany, New York. Let us see if we can scare you with stories of ghosts, antique sites, scandalous tales, haunted places, folklore and ghostly experiences stranger than reality. Listen to the ghostly encounters of our guides.
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Angela A wrote a review Oct 2019
East Greenbush, New York1 contribution
Couples tour and thought this would be a fun Ghost history tour of Albany. We did something similar in Charlotte, North Carolina and all had a very good time. History and ghost stories throughout. This however... was NOT the case. The man was scatter brained initially, but very nice. The stories were long winded and most of them were not about something where we were actually standing or pertaining to a building (I.e. we were standing in front of the Hilton and he was telling stories about the Hudson). At one point we were in front of the Justice building, where he told a story about Jesse Strand that took 30 min. There were kids (10-14) and were all very bored at this point. My best friend’s boyfriend fell asleep. Overall, would not recommend either for the ghost or for the history, especially at the price of $25 per person plus paying for the parking at the Hilton ($20) if you can’t find parking on the street. Skip this one.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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SaratogaLynn wrote a review Sep 2019
Malta, New York68 contributions23 helpful votes
Although we had a nice night for the tour and the buildings were beautiful to see at night, this was not an overly “ghostly” ghost tour! Lots of history but the story telling was labored and lacking of ghostly charm. Little to no crowd engagement. And, the crowd was large, maybe too large for all to hear. I work in downtown Albany and thought we would hear more about both history and intrigue about ghosts. Tour lacked excitement.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Raven182 wrote a review Oct 2018
Albany, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a very interesting event and highly recommend. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed it very much! If you're looking for something different to do, and learn something at the same time, this is it.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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amartocchio wrote a review Oct 2018
Methuen, Massachusetts15 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I took this tour just this past Sunday night, 9/30/18. Our guide was Collin. He was very knowledgeable with historical facts, but that is pretty much all we got. A history lesson. The "Ghosts" portion of the tour were few and far between. I even heard two other women on the tour with me saying at the back of the group "we want more ghosts, not history". Collin was a nice guy, but not that great of a story teller. I heard another guest say she fell asleep while we were sitting on the wall outside of the justice building listening to a really long story. The story would have been better had the guide not gone off on a tangent about something irrelevant right in the middle. Disappointed to say the least. Wish I had saved my money. Maybe other guides have more ghost stories? Even their ad says "We are positive that our tours will enchant, entertain, inform, and scare you." It informed, but that is about all it did. He also ran late and I couldn't wait for it to end.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Edward M wrote a review Nov 2017
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I thought it was excellent. I've resided in the capital region all of my life and this tour was rich in local history and lore. The guide was very knowledgeable and well versed in the stories. He spoke extremely well and was engaging. I would definitely recommend doing it, especially if you like history. Not sure why some people had bad experiences. I think some people maybe expect actors to jump out at them in costumes or something of that nature. This is more of a walking tour seeing some famous landmarks in Albany and the stories and ghosts associated with them, not a haunted hayride or haunted house.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Peter G, Manager at Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour
Responded Nov 7, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with our ghost tour, it's very gratifying to know folks enjoy our efforts to share the wonderful spirited stories of Albany. You're right...some who take the tour are expecting "Hollywood" type experiences that will scare the heck'outta them...not true to our purpose to share factual tails of lore and history.
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