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Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry

St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Girl Scout adventure!!

After rafting in the morning and an afternoon of more rain we headed to ghost tours at the old St... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margie H
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as much about history as about ghosts

Rated by TripAdvisor as one of the top ghost tours in the country, I had pretty high expectations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stijn-traveler
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Waregem, Belgium
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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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“great tour” (42 reviews)
“story telling” (25 reviews)
“rick garland” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 19:45 - 22:00
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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rick is a fantastic story teller and made the ghost stories of Harpers Ferry come alive. His knowledge of civil war history is phenominal and he presents it in a way that is interesting and captivating for all. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone...More

Thank Dan V
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This tour was full of history and mystery. The tour guide was beyond informative. It was pouring down rain so we returned to the Church to finish our tour using photos but the stories were just a great. Recommend doing this to anyone. Over 2...More

Thank spayne1184
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This was the best ghost tour we have ever been on. It was very cold that night, so Rick kept us inside the church for a a full 2 1/2 hours of pure entertainment! He sang, told ghost stories, and recounted the history of Harper’s...More

Thank Jozef J
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Hold on to your loved ones, this tour will make even the bravest jump in fright! Bringing history to life, with a mix of great storytelling, dance, interactive discussion and frightening moments, don't miss this when you're in the area...!

Thank Maeve C
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I used to go to the Harpers Ferry Ghost tour as a child when it was run by Shirley and then her granddaughter. They were great! Rich, a natural storyteller, well-versed historian, and gifted singer, most certainly does it justice! It was too cold to...More

Thank Juliana D
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We scheduled this ghost tour and unfortunately were unable to do the walking tour due the cold. That being said, the tour guide did an amazing job bringing the stories to life in the church. I literally left the church scared and curious at the...More

Thank Miguel M
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blabsybabs
1 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
26 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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