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Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry

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Address: St. Peter's Church Stone Patio, 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number:
+1 304-725-8019
19:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

America's oldest ghost tour is an approximate two hour walking tour around...

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 by a master story teller and historian!

Was camping near Harpers Ferry for Spring Break with the wife and kids, we decided to go the ghost tour and were not disappointed! Reasonably priced, we met at St Mark's catholic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike G
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was camping near Harpers Ferry for Spring Break with the wife and kids, we decided to go the ghost tour and were not disappointed! Reasonably priced, we met at St Mark's catholic church where our guide, Rick Garland, started the tour. We did have to do some walking and his stories had depth and meaning. The only hiccup were the... More 

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rickgmail, Owner at Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Mike! I'm so glad you enjoyed my tour! I just want to point out to anyone reading this review that we meet at St. Peter's Church (not St. Mark's) at the top of the old stone steps in Harpers Ferry, WV. Thanks again and take care! More 

Lincroft, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Ghost Tours because of the history woven in the stories. The storytelling was fun and informative but i missed walking around town and seeing the places where the events occurred. Sitting in the church for almost two hours was uncomfortable and it was cold inside so I would have rather walked around in the cold to keep moving.

Thank Rebecca472015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had a wonderful time on this tour. It was off season so was pretty cold so we ended up sitting in the church for the story-telling. You would think that wouldn't make for a good tour but you would be wrong. Rick was an engaging storyteller and made for a great experience and evening. Couldn't recommend it to anyone enough.

Thank superspeckman
Gastonia, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

It was only 20 degrees the night we visited Harpers Ferry so instead of a tour we got to listen to the stories inside the church. Much more comfortable than being outdoors that night. Rick is a great storyteller and highly entertaining! We looked at all the houses on our way back to our car parked a couple blocks away... More 

1 Thank Kimberly W
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The ghost tour gave new meaning to Harper's Ferry. It was interesting to learn the Civil War history of the area and which houses and streets were haunted. Can't wait to visit Harpers Ferry again and look for ghosts !

1 Thank T0ny86
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Tour was very interesting, Rick was humorous (a bit corny) but knew a lot about the town and its history. Price is great. If it's cold at all make sure to wear thick socks and a good jacket because the wind chill can be a killer.

Thank n3rdy_traveler
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The price was a little steep at $14 per adult, but I came to Harper's Ferry specifically after reading all the ghost stories. The night I went, it was the tour guide's wife filling in for him. She was pleasant. There were probably 30 other people on the tour. We stopped around 5 (?) different locations, but the creepiest was... More 

Thank Taylor N
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Our Storyteller was dressed in period clothing a top hat and lantern in hand. Our Group was large so he carefully got us to and from the sites with his assistant also dressed in period clothing. He entertained us, ask questions, gave historical insight as to what may have happen at each site. Be prepared to walk and go up... More 

Thank Tracey P
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I has a very wonderful time on this tour. Our tour guide Rick was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He presented the tour in a way that made it enjoyable and entertaining. I especially liked it because they were able to accommodate myself and other guests who did not make a reservation. I must say that l would take this tour... More 

Thank 777rocky
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our story teller kept things moving and held everyone's attention with insightful and interesting historical references. Wear comfortable shoes, you'll be doing a lot of walking and hill climbing.

1 Thank jiggzey

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