HOME OF THE ORIGINAL "ANNAPOLIS GHOST TOURS"... OPEN YEAR ROUND! FUN FOR ALL AGES!
Q: Where do tours depart from?
A: Tours depart from the front porch of the Maryland Inn, top of Main St. at Church Circle. Advanced Reservations Required!
Q: Is this tour suitable for children?
A: Yes! We do however discuss "Working Girls" briefly (mainly through innuendo), and much of the tour is geared towards adults, but many people do bring their children and tell us that they enjoyed it thoroughly.
Q: Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?
A: Yes, all participants, ages 5 - 13, must be chaperoned by someone age 17 or older. Proof of age may be required. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Please notify us if you will be bringing non-paying children under the age of 5.
Q: Do we go inside buildings during the tour?
A: No, the Walking Ghost Tours' stories and legends are told outside each location.
Q: How long is your ghost tour?
A: The walking ghost tour is a leisurely 9/10th mile route around historic downtown Annapolis which lasts approximately 90 minutes, depending upon how quickly the group moves through the city. We make multiple stops at various haunted locations (including a cemetery) where we share with you the stories and legends. We do recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!
Q: Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
A: Yes, advance ticket purchase is required as tours do sell out. Any remaining tickets not sold one hour prior to each tour are available for walk-in purchase on a space-available basis only. Advance purchase is highly recommended to ensure your participation.
Q: Can we bring cameras or video equipment?
A: But, of course!!! Some of the best ghost photos have been taken by unwitting photographers intending to shoot other subjects. Apparitions tend to show up in photos, even when you didn’t see anything while snapping the picture. The only thing we ask is that if you shoot a great ghost picture and sell it to the tabloids for a million dollars, you'll share some with us - just kidding. So good luck, and good hunting!
Q: Does the tour happen rain or shine?
A: Yes, the tour runs in all weather unless it's deemed dangerous. If we cancel the tour, participants may reschedule for a future event.
Q: Is there a minimum number of "tickets sold" required for the tour to depart?
A: Yes, we require a minimum number of paid guests before the tour will go out. If the minimum is not met, we will contact you to reschedule.
Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?
A: Due to the nature of our business, refunds are not given, however tours may be rescheduled for a future date with 24-hours notice by calling 443-534-0043.
Q: Are dogs permitted on the walking tour?
A: Dogs are allowed on the walking tour so long as they are leashed, quiet, well-behaved, and you have adequate clean-up supplies with you, just in case!
Q: If I am running late for the tour, will you wait for me?
A: We always start the tour on time. If you are running late, please let us know (using the contact info on your e-ticket) and we will either place you in the next tour group, if space is available, or have one of our staff wait for you for a maximum of 15 minutes, and take you to the tour already in progress. Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to the tour meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to check-in! Also, if you're having dinner at one of our local restaurants, be sure to tell them what time you need to leave by so you, and they, can plan accordingly.
Q: Is tipping acceptable?
A: Tipping is always acceptable, but not required - it is totally at your discretion. Our guides are highly professional and well-trained to entertain you and all of our guests. Many of our guests appreciate good service and choose to reward it, and the guides are always grateful.
Q: Can I buy a gift certificate for the tour?
A: Yes, gift certificates are available and make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the "Purchase Gift Card" link in the red box at the bottom of the home page.
Q: Can I setup a private tour?
Absolutely! Private tours are available! We can schedule group tours any night of the week, and at any time. Prices vary depending upon event type, group size and other factors. If you are interested in more information on private tours, click on the Private Groups button at the top of the page. For more information not found there or to arrange your group event, please contact us at 443-534-0043.
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