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Lancaster Ghost Tour
Ranked #2 of 4 Tours in Lancaster
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Wantage, New Jersey, United States
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Don't Waste Your Money”
Reviewed 12 October 2012 via mobile

Took the tour tonight. Thought we were getting a 1.5 hour candlelight tour and got 45 minutes, asked for a tip and left to find our way back to the start point. Google haunted places in Lancaster, save the $28.00 and a tip.

3 Thank KimLoizzi
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English first
Ellwood City PA
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Educational & Fun”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Like others have stated, you really shouldn't expect to see a ghost on this, or any other ghost tour, but I enjoyed it for the education it gave in the local history. Lot's of stories on the Revolutionary War and Civil War era. Enjoyable, and well worth the 90 minutes. We had a large group, our host stated it was the largest group he's every hosted, with 23 people at the 8pm tour. He was very attentive to make certain all made it across the streets, and were there. He wore a cloak and carried a lantern. Yep, lots of stares and comments from passerby's, which some members of the tour group didn't handle well, but my sister and I are used to dressing in costume for Renaissance Festivals, and going to local restaurants in costume, so the stares and comments are nothing. Perhaps next ghost tour we attend, we will also dress in Colonial costume? :) I highly suggest good comfortable walking shoes. There are restaurants in the area, so I'd recommend eating first near Penn Square. Parking lots are nearby for $2/hour.

Visited May 2012
4 Thank Shenandoah_Gifts
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Pocono Mt., PA
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Skip it”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

This pertains to the one in Strausburg, which is the sister company of the one in Lancaster.

We've done these in the past at other locations, and while we never expected to see or hear anything, my kids are history buffs and enjoy the stories behind the tours.

This one consisted of a ten minute walk to see the outside of the Gonder Mansion, a slight trip to a smaller cemetary, and then a final stop at the larger cemetary behind it. A little less than an hour. Even with getting to use an EMF detector, it wasn't really worth wasting an evening over.

Visited October 2011
3 Thank Janine H
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Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“For those that like storytelling”
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Don't expect to see ghosts on this tour. You will hear some stories sprinkled with a little history and walk down some interesting alleyways in Lancaster. For 90 minutes of Entertainment it was reasonably priced. To make a fun evening of it, I recommend dinner at one of the pubs or restaurants near the square to start. Not sure the tour would keep the kids entertained for the full 90 minutes.Our guide was a good storyteller so kept it interesting.

5 Thank Yogamonkey1
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not the best one I've done”
Reviewed 2 September 2011

The tour was fun, stories ok and our guide was an awesome guy but...I have to say that we felt the stories were rather dragged out and perhaps the tour could have either included more stories and/or been shorter.

Visited August 2011
1 Thank tavelbug
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