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The Haunted Cottage / Booth House - CLOSED

43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5170
+1 304-885-0707
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Drove all over looking for it, finally found it, and it was closed :-( Would love to know if they... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2015
Laura L
Joppa, Maryland
Gone, and apparently not to be missed!

Mrs Too and I spent two days in Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown recently, and left some open time... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2014
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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The Haunted Cottage is regretfully out of business. Due in no small part to our ability to promote and advertise ourselves being maliciously hindered, we felt it was time to move on.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible32%
Feb 25, 2015
Oct 18, 2014
“Gone, and apparently not to be missed!”
43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5170
+1 304-885-0707

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Reviewed February 25, 2015

Drove all over looking for it, finally found it, and it was closed :-( Would love to know if they ever re-open ... was very interested in seeing this.

7  Thank Laura L
Reviewed October 18, 2014

Mrs Too and I spent two days in Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown recently, and left some open time which we had planned to fill based upon local advice. Every single person we queried about Haunted Cottage responded with rolling eyes, uncomplimentary comments and shaking heads....More

12  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a great time for those newly into ghost hunting. It was a great learning experience for my grandchildren. We were a group of experienced hunters that wanted to introduce ghost hunting to some newbies. There was great info given to adults and children...More

4  Thank mhovatt
Reviewed July 1, 2014

The reviews here are hogwash. I got in touch with Vince with my first phone call, and scheduled a tour for us for the very next night. Also, what people don't understand is that this is a 200 year old house (which is very hard...More

4  Thank Jayme C
Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I, along with his siblings and their spouses, purchased a Groupon for The Haunted Cottage, and had a great time! The host is passionate about his work, and that shows throughout the roughly 2 hour experience. We enjoyed learning the history of...More

2  Thank CindiSmith
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Where to start and where to end! Found this darling gem on Groupons with the following description.... "Though spectral forms and shadowy figures still reside in The Haunted Cottage, its greatest legacy is as the occasional vacation home of assassin John Wilkes Booth. Also known...More

33  Thank NoelLynn
Vincent W, Owner at The Haunted Cottage / Booth House, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

You were in a bad mood when you got there. Interesting to come to a 200 year old haunted farmhouse and complain about "dust". Oookay. I admit, it is a constant battle, but I do what I can. Your review was very emotional. You complained...More

Reviewed March 20, 2014

The price is reasonable...that is about the only thing I can say good because had I paid more I would probably be really upset. This is most definitely not for those with a weak stomach. While the host (I believe his name was Vince) is...More

17  Thank Evelyn J
Vincent W, Owner at The Haunted Cottage / Booth House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Even thought all of our advertising recommends calling in advance for reservations, I still like to take people in if they show up at the door. If I remember correctly, the reviewer showed called literally 2 minutes before showing. I was sitting down and having...More

Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I went with a few friends a couple months back and had a great time!! He did a private tour for us which included stories and little tricks and Vince's own little "museum!" The mood was very light due to all the...More

4  Thank Angela S
Reviewed February 18, 2014

My wife wanted to stop in and check out the haunted cottage. Upon arriving, it appeared the place was closed, it was a holiday during the off season, so I would not have been surprised. My wife rings the doorbell, and Vince answers, when my...More

2  Thank Carl E
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I visited the Haunted Cottage with my wife and 6 year old son.. When we turned up it was shut but when we knocked on the door Vince, the owner, said he would open up just for us! He gave us a thoroughly entertaining tour...More

3  Thank JM21029
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