Charles Town Ghost Tours offers visitors four guided walking tours ~
- Charles Town History Tour – Day
- Victorian Grave Art Tour – Day
- The Traditional Haunted Walk – Evening
- The Cemetery Stroll – Evening
Our Daytime Tours ~
The Charles Town History Tour covers the diverse background and history of Charles Town, West Virginia, and the county seat of Jefferson County. A walk for history lovers – not a ghost tour.
The Victorian Grave Art Tour is a fascinating look at Victorian grave art. Your guide will enthrall you with touching tales of the meaning behind the intricate symbols and 19th-century mourning practices. Three different types of burial grounds are visited.
Our Evening Tours ~
The Traditional Haunted Walk covers the east side of Charles Town, including a visit to a cemetery, a graveyard, and an unmarked burial ground.
The Cemetery Stroll is simply cemeteries. A chilling walk among our spirits’ final resting places.
- What is the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery?
- What famous people are interred?
- What were the most common causes of death during the Victorian period?
- What do the complex symbols mean in cemetery art?
- Why do the spirits of children still play in the cemetery?
- Why does Mary Turner Allibone still sob late at night?
- What ghost train still runs through Charles Town?
Find the answers to these and more through the Charles Town Ghost Tours. Each tale is a true and documented account taken from historical city records and personal interviews conducted by guide Ann Khiel Fern.
No two tours are ever the same! Thousands of participants have experienced their own chilling and terrifying moments, many caught on film.
Tour Season ~
Our tour season runs year-round, weather permitting.
Daytime tours begin at 2 pm and are family-friendly.
Evening tours begin at dusk, and these times vary by season. Spring, Winter, and Fall evening tours begin at 7 pm. Summer evening tours begin at 8 pm.
Public tours run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Private tours may be scheduled for any weekday, Monday through Friday.
Ticket Prices ~
Public tours are priced as follows ~
- $14 – Civilian
- $12 – Military, either active duty or retired
- $12 – First Responders
All Veterans, including active duty and retired Military, and all First Responders are honored on every public tour. As a special “Thank You!” for your service, your ticket is always only $12.
Private tours are priced at $18 for each person with a group of 4 to 9 people. A minimum of 4 people must book. Groups of 1 to 3 people can pay a flat price of $70 for a unique and specialized tour.
With smaller groups, we will be able to enter buildings. Groups of 10 or more will receive a discounted price.
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Where to Meet ~
“The Charles Town History Tour” and “The Traditional Haunted Walk” begin at ~
Jefferson County Courthouse
100 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV
Parking is available at meters along E. Washington Street and surrounding streets. Meters are free after business hours. A metered parking lot is also located at the corner of South Charles Street and West Congress Street.
“The Victorian Grave Art Tour” and “The Cemetery Stroll” begin at ~
Edge Hill Cemetery
S. Seminary Street
Charles Town, WV
Meet at the S. Seminary Street entrance.
Parking is available along the road near the cemetery at the S. Seminary Street entrance. Parking inside the cemetery is not permitted.
Each tour lasts approximately two hours.
Tours are leisurely paced and accessible for both wheelchairs and scooters.
Bring comfortable shoes, a flashlight, a camera – and an open mind!
All stories, whether spoken or written are owned and copyrighted by Ann Khiel Fern. All stories have been developed over years of careful and extensive research and then published. Any infringement on these stories will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In addition, all patrons are to understand before attending any tour that Charles Town Ghost Tours and owner Ann Khiel Fern are not responsible for damaged property, injury or lost items relating in any way to the tours. All those who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible individual over the age of 21.
Ann Khiel Fern, “The Ghost Lady”