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“Made me jump!”

Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry
Ranked #2 of 3 Tours in Harpers Ferry
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Absolutely loved Rick! He dressed in period clothes, had great history mixed with great stories! Spent more time with us, probably more time than he planned, but we appreciated it so much. Yes he made me jump mire than once, usually it's my husband jumping :)

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

My husband and I definitely enjoyed ourselves on this tour. The history is rich and the ghost stories are definitely interesting, believable and spooky at times. I would say that younger kids, if you know they are easily frightened might not enjoy the tour. There is one graphic historical part that may not be suitable for young children, however parental discretion and knowing your child's tolerance level needs to be taken into account. I highly recommend the tour. Definitely try to plan according to the weather. When it is too cold the tour resides in the old St. Peter's Cathedral. Still just as interesting, but the visuals are hindered just slightly. For good reason, no one wants to walk around in the cold at night.

2  Thank JPenguin718
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We don't believe in ghosts, but our guide had us questioning that. Great stories, with really interesting history thrown in.

2  Thank drk88
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This ghost tour was a great time. I emailed Rick (ghost tour guide) at about 9PM on a Friday night asking about any upcoming tours. He informed me that there was plenty of room for the next day's ghost tour, meeting at the church at 8PM. FYI, when he says 8PM, he means 8PM, which was great because it was a tid bit chilly.

I won't give away any details, but the tour was approx 2 hours and consisted of a short walk around the surrounding area with stops and stories along the way. You can tell that Rick has a passion for what he does. He really puts on a good show, dressing in time-period clothing and has plenty of details in each story he tells. He also has a knack for making the tour personable (learning about people on the tour) without ruining the experience. Rick is the first to admit that Harper's Ferry is a creepy town at night to begin with, but this tour takes it to a new level. The history inherent in the stories also made for a much more memorable visit to Harper's Ferry the next day in the daylight. I would highly recommend this tour, and at $12 for an adult, you can't go wrong!

3  Thank GucciMane
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

My family & I very much enjoyed this tour. I don't know how it compares to other ghost tours, this was our first. We found the stories very interesting and the walk around the town in the dark was pretty cool. I think you could probably take older kids, as long as they're past being the afraid of the dark. There are ghost stories mixed with stories of the town history so it's not real scary, but it is kind of creepy. The most disturbing story was not even a ghost story. It concerns a horrific event that happened in hog alley, it brought me to tears. Do take pictures. You never know what may show up in them. Check them out on facebook to see.

I do also want to mention for those of you that have never been to Harper Ferry, the town is built on the side of a mountain, so be prepared to walk up and down some hilly streets and up some very uneven rock steps to the church at the end of the tour. All said, an enjoyable evening at a reasonable price,

2  Thank mom2klm
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