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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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Really enjoyed this tour

This was the first walking tour I ever did and it set the bar pretty high for others to come. I... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2017
Chris S
Great tour for a quaint town

We were looking for something to do on an evening in Harper's Ferry, where many attractions close... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
Brianna L
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America's oldest ghost tour is an approximate two 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 legends 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. Always best to call to make a reservation and check website for dates that we are closed.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“great tour” (42 reviews)
“story telling” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-725-8019
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

This was the first walking tour I ever did and it set the bar pretty high for others to come. I actually had the pleasure of speaking with Rick after the tour regarding Civil War history and learned quite a few things from him. I...More

1  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

We were looking for something to do on an evening in Harper's Ferry, where many attractions close by 7:00pm. The Ghost Tour fit the bill perfectly, and did not disappoint. At almost two hours long, we found it to be well worth the price. The...More

1  Thank Brianna L
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

There are good things and not-so-good things about this tour. First, the good things. Rick is a good story-teller and there are some good and interesting stories to be heard along the tour. I enjoyed the walking as a way to familiarize ourselves with the...More

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rickgmail, Owner at Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

I am both glad that you enjoyed some aspects of my tour and disappointed that you didn't enjoy all of it and that you seem to have misinterpreted some key facts. I do make a 'Renting an Apartment' joke 2 times and most people seem...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

A very interesting, funny and highly educational tour. The tour lasts a couple hours and definitely get a history lesson. I would recommend this to anybody visiting Harpers Ferry. It will give you a great history lesson of the area and give you a much...More

1  Thank DJ2041298
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Are very knowledgeable guide walked us through Harpers Ferry telling us all the ghost stories along with some history too. Since we were the only two walking that night we were able to ask guide more questions then we normally would have in a group....More

1  Thank Naomi M
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Rick did a great job and was very informative about the history that took place. At the end of the tour, I took a picture of the church and got a picture of an orb. Those two pictures were taken back to back.

2  Thank jdobbss1998
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Rick is a great tour guide and an awesome story teller !! We had a really good time and he was great with the kids. Super nice guy ! Highly Recommend This Tour !!!! Kids were a little spooked leaving in the dark Walking past...More

2  Thank Cwong76
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine and I enjoyed the Ghost Tours of Harper's Ferry ghost walk last night. It was drizzly and cold, but the guide, Rick, was wonderful! He knows how to tell a good story and he even sings a little! He knows how...More

1  Thank BlueRoses44
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Rick is a great storyteller. Highly entertaining. We had a great time. Rick gives a lot history behind the haunted areas. You stand on the sidewalk as Rick tells you about the haunted history of the nearby buildings. If you think you are going to...More

Thank Mandana T
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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had just eloped on May 5 and went to Harpers Ferry, WV. We decided to take the ghost tour that evening. We showed up that evening and were the only ones so we got our private ghost tour from Rick. He...More

3  Thank Tony B
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blabsybabs
May 1, 2018|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
Yes, I will be conducting a Ghost Tour every Friday & Saturday night in August. Park at the Amtrak Train Station on Potomac Street (no fee) and walk about 6 blocks up to St. Peter's Church, located at the top of the old... More
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Deborah P
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Cwong76 | Reviewed this property |
Tour is between. 1 1/2 hrs to 1 hr 45 mins. 8-12 years of age is $10 over 12 is $14 and Under 8 is free.
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Courtney S
March 26, 2017|
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Response from rickgmail | Property representative |
We do operate all year round offering the Ghost Tour at 8 PM. There's lots more info and reservation requirements/info on our website which you can access right from the Trip Advisor page or you can Google or Bing for it.
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