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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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Fun Evening Tour

This was great! We had an 18 month old who was a little cranky... everyone was very understanding... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Megan F
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Unforgettable

We had fantastic family vacation on Harpers Ferry. Rick did a great job telling us the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wwunderlichhall4
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (42 reviews)
“story telling” (25 reviews)
“rick garland” (41 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 5 days ago via mobile

This was great! We had an 18 month old who was a little cranky... everyone was very understanding including our guide. We started at the church at the top of a HUGE flight of stairs and then walked to the bottom of Harpers Ferry and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fantastic family vacation on Harpers Ferry. Rick did a great job telling us the history of the small and charming town along with fascinating ghost stories. Great for school-age kids on up.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously this was my 1 must do on our trip & it was great! Excellent story telling & I loved all of the history about the buildings. My kids all loved it & it kept their attention which is no easy task!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick makes this Ghost tour very fun and exciting. My sisters and mother took this tour and we had so much fun. I highly recommend taking this tour when you are visiting Harpers Ferry.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Rick! Despite the thunder storms and heavy rain, we all enjoyed being entertained by your tales of ghosts in Harpers Ferry. The kids were on the edge of their seats and we loved that we could visit each location you spoke about and try...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't go e it 5 stars because I don't give anything 5 stars. That said, Rick was a great guide. I loved the history aspect of the your whole my girl was into the ghost stories. Definatly recommend.

Thank BaltimoreJcs
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

After rafting in the morning and an afternoon of more rain we headed to ghost tours at the old St Peters church at the top of the hill. Despite the rain, we had some amazing stories by Rick inside. He showed us photos and we...More

Thank Margie H
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Rated by TripAdvisor as one of the top ghost tours in the country, I had pretty high expectations, especially since it was my first such tour ever. I cannot say that I came up disappointed but it is absolutely necessary to point out that at...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I lost taking ghost tours to learn about a town's history and this one definitely didn't disappoint. Rick is a great storyteller! We learned a lot about the history of the town as well as the extra citizens lurking at night. Probably the best ghost...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

As a habitual skeptic, I don't believe in ghosts. After this tour, I can tell you, I do believe in fantastic storytelling and showmanship! Rick has set the 'Gold Standard' in Ghost Tours. As a historian, Rick provides interesting and well researched history about Harper's...More

Thank jPfeisty
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blabsybabs
2 May 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
3 July 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
27 March 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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