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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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Informative and creepy

Rick did a great job of combining history and horror throughout the tour. Our kids (ages 14, 10... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2010
disnutt
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Pittsburgh
Add depth to your Harper's Ferry experience

We have been on many ghost and historical tours and this one is at the top of the list. Rick has a... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2010
dbrydon
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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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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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“rick garland” (41 reviews)
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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 August 2010

Rick did a great job of combining history and horror throughout the tour. Our kids (ages 14, 10 and 7) enjoyed the tour and want to do it again!

3  Thank disnutt
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

We have been on many ghost and historical tours and this one is at the top of the list. Rick has a way of blending historical facts and local lore that take the listener back in time. Not only is he an excellent guide with...More

3  Thank dbrydon
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

"O, Be Joyful's" ghost tour of Harper's Ferry is a must if you visit this beautiful town! Mr. Garland is a riveting storyteller and makes the ghost stories and legends of Harper's Ferry "come alive!" Great for all ages. We have a twelve and nine...More

3  Thank Holland J
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

This is definately a must see when going to Harpers Ferry, it doesn't just go into detail about the different ghost legends in the town, but it also talks about the wonderful history of the town, we enjoyed it so much! Don't forget to bring...More

4  Thank AlejandraDelAngel
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Reviewed 3 June 2010

We were on a 8-day bicycle ride from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. via the GAP & C&O trails. We got to Harpers Ferry after a 64 mile day and were too late to take Rick's Ghost Tour that night. We decided to take a...More

4  Thank pgh2dc10
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

This is a MUST when visiting the charming & very historical town of Harper's Ferry in West Virginia! Taking this tour was the the ultimate kicker to an already great vacation. And be prepared, you just might capture one of the many ellusive ghosts on...More

5  Thank microdub98
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

This is the 2nd year that my wife and son (7yr) have been to Harper's Ferry and taken the Ghost Tour by Rick Garland. It is fantastic, a great mix of ghost stories, and some local history as well. Kid friendly, and very very well...More

4  Thank ukrockhunter
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Reviewed 19 April 2010

If you are looking for to gain some knowledge of the area, not to mention a good time, the ghost tour on high street is the ticket. The tour guide is smart and funny. It is not corny, like many tours can be. I did...More

4  Thank cshell32088
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

although it was a chilly night, the Ghost tour was wonderful. Rick Garland is a great story teller. I look forward to taking his tour again.

3  Thank rootyk
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Reviewed 7 April 2010

There is nothing better than a perfect combination of history and spookiness. I am an avid "ghost hunter" and thought Rick's tour was wonderful. Great story telling mixed with history and a dash of creepiness, that made for a really great evening. This is the...More

4  Thank JenniferCapeMay
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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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