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Ghost Tour- Harpers Ferry WV

The Basics:
Event Type:Social
Event Location: old town Harpers Ferry, WV 100 Church Street, Harpers Ferry, WV.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 16 2013  7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 1 2013 6:44 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 14 2013 9:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Come and explore the spooky history of Old Harpers Ferry (the village was a Federal arsenal, and is now a national park) with the "Oh B Joyful" group  Everything from the macabre history of "Hog Alley" to the building that frightened a Park Ranger away! 


From the website: 

The tour and its stories are based on the 1977 book, pictured above, "A Ghostly Tour of Harpers Ferry." 

Shirley Dougherty, the author, had opened up a popular Harpers Ferry restaurant in 1968, "The Old Iron Horse." Although Shirley did not believe in ghosts when she opened the restaurant, she and others soon experienced a number of unexplainable ghostly phonomenon that caused her to start asking questions about the history of the building and Harpers Ferry hoping to find explanations that might account for, or explain the strange things that were happening.

Not only did Shirley learn about some of her building's past history, but local people also came to her with stories about many of the other buildings in the historical "Lower Town" section of Harpers Ferry, which she subsequently published in her book and began to tell on nightly tours, which she had combined with other stories, including some that were told on tours that the National Park used to conduct themselves.


-  DRF note:  I did this tour myself a couple years ago- and thought it one of the best ghost walks I've done in quite some time. Superb storyteller.


Depending on what the group thinks/ feels, we may stop for a snack/dinner/ beverage after the tour.

Required Items to Bring:

Warm clothing.  It'll be nippy out there.


Cash or check  to pay for the tour.- they do not accpet credit card.  We *may* be able to get a group discount; will know more when I make the reservation.  Expect it to be the full $12/ person, just in case.  I will be making the reservation by the afternoon of  11/14.


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

folding umbrella or rain gear- just in case.

Flashlight recommended


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The tour starts at the historic Catholic church in Harpers ferry ( 100 Church St, Harpers Ferry). HOWEVER: Parking-- park at the train station 120 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry, WV).  Per the tour guide-- if you park at/ near the church, your car WILL be ticketed and/or towed. 


To get to the train station: I-70 W to US 340 W.  Take 340, crossing into WV.  Turn RIGHT on Shenendoah St, follow it to the very end..... turn left. (you can't go straigt or right, unless you want to swim).   Driveway for Train statin is on your right, couple hundred yards. There is no fee for parking there after 5 pm.

The Catholic Church is up the hill that is Haprers Ferry, and its spire is visible from the train station.  It's about 1/3 mile walk.



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Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Fee for the tour group is $12/person, paybale to O Be Joyful.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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