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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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History with a dark (but fun) twist

This was definitely one of the better ghost tours we've done. Our guide (Rick Garland who dresses... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Great fun with some history

You meet at the church, which is where the tour begins. The guys was very good & knows the history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eagleville, 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 19:45 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-725-8019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was definitely one of the better ghost tours we've done. Our guide (Rick Garland who dresses in 1860-1870 period clothing) was extremely knowledgable about local (and civil war) history and did a masterful job of contextually weaving the ghost stories into the overall flow...More

Thank Smkymtntroutman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You meet at the church, which is where the tour begins. The guys was very good & knows the history of Harpers Ferry. Was fun being in town after everything had closed. Great sense of humor.

Thank Hiner1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick Garland does a fantastic job keeping ghost stories and local lore of Harper's Ferry alive, backing up his stories with a wealth of historical expertise. Our family has done the tour many times, and we enjoy his entertaining and family-friendly approach. Really nice guy,...More

Thank KimHope316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to experience harpers ferry at night, as most businesses and even restaurants are close right as it starts, not only will you hear some creepy stories you will learn lots of history as the guide is also a historian, so much of what...More

Thank fme222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on this tour, enjoyed being outside and learning about the history of Harpers Ferry!

Thank laurashefter
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This was the first walking tour I ever did and it set the bar pretty high for others to come. I actually had the pleasure of speaking with Rick after the tour regarding Civil War history and learned quite a few things from him. I...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We were looking for something to do on an evening in Harper's Ferry, where many attractions close by 7:00pm. The Ghost Tour fit the bill perfectly, and did not disappoint. At almost two hours long, we found it to be well worth the price. The...More

Thank Brianna L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There are good things and not-so-good things about this tour. First, the good things. Rick is a good story-teller and there are some good and interesting stories to be heard along the tour. I enjoyed the walking as a way to familiarize ourselves with the...More

Thank Kelly91342
rickgmail, Owner at Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

I am both glad that you enjoyed some aspects of my tour and disappointed that you didn't enjoy all of it and that you seem to have misinterpreted some key facts. I do make a 'Renting an Apartment' joke 2 times and most people seem...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

A very interesting, funny and highly educational tour. The tour lasts a couple hours and definitely get a history lesson. I would recommend this to anybody visiting Harpers Ferry. It will give you a great history lesson of the area and give you a much...More

1  Thank DJ2041298
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Are very knowledgeable guide walked us through Harpers Ferry telling us all the ghost stories along with some history too. Since we were the only two walking that night we were able to ask guide more questions then we normally would have in a group....More

1  Thank Naomi M
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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.
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.
Gony G
24 September 2016|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
I think so. As the other people said it is more about stories than scaring people. Our guide, Rick is a historian as well as an entertainer.