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Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours

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Address: 321 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
Phone Number:
+1 910-409-4300
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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This was a much better tour than the haunted pub crawl. She was interesting and we enjoyed it. Good for kids

Reviewed 5 July 2014
Scott Sluder J
via mobile
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The area was full of nice stores with a variety of merchandise and souvenirs. The store owners are very friendly and helpful. They answered our questions with a smile and did it professionally. Thank you to all.

Thank 981abdua
Birmingham, AL
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

What a fun tour of The Cotton Exchange! Lori is a terrific tour guide and excellent storyteller. She has done thorough research on the history behind the "ghosts," such as the true murder of a child... who still supposedly haunts the ice cream shop. Whether you believe in the ghost part or not, you hear some darn good stories that... More 

Thank Julie W
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at The German Cafe and then met Lori for a walking tour of the haunted Cotten Gin. It was perfect. Her stories were just scary enough to give us the creeps- but not so scary that my kids had nightmares. Lori was very knowledgable and very engaging. Book her!

1 Thank mizsherry
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Plain and Simple. Lori is great. She has lived in Wilmington for 15 years and you would think she was born there. The amount of research she has done is amazing. She is passionate about making the tour entertaining. My wife loves ghost tours. I'm not a big ghost tour person, but I love the history that comes with it.... More 

2 Thank Ed F
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Lori was very knowledgeable about the history of the Cotton Exchange, and her stories were really entertaining. I'm adding it to my list of things to show my visitors when they visit.

2 Thank Peggy S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

One thing that I loved about this tour versus other ghost tours is that it was just our family on the tour. I contacted Lori about a week before we wanted to go and let her know that we had three young girls in our family and wanted to be sure the stories were appropriate for them. She assured me... More 

3 Thank Jenn S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I booked this tour for five people several hours before it was scheduled to start. I showed up with my party and found another group of two waiting. At 10 minutes past 9 we all tried calling the guide several times and left messages. No one ever got an answer or a call back. At 9:20 we left. Terrible waste... More 

5 Thank toriterzino
Lori E, Owner at Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours, responded to this review

Hello: I'm so sorry you had that we missed each other. A few times in the past when visiting with a new customer, I will suggest tour times that they may work for their schedule. When doing so, I try to be very clear about not having set tour times unless, the customer calls to confirm. I have changed my... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

This was a much better tour than the haunted pub crawl. She was interesting and we enjoyed it. Good for kids

3 Thank Scott Sluder J
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We took some friends of ours on the tour and we all had a blast. Our tour guide was a combination scary and funny! I am recommending this tour to everyone I know.

4 Thank Sharon M
Keene, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

It's an interesting walking tour around the Cotton Exchange. You have to listen carefully because our guide talked on the fast side. She mainly told about all the ghosts that have been seen in and around the Exchange and the stories behind them.

1 Thank CraigS28

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