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The Haunted Cottage / Booth House - CLOSED

43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5170
+1 304-885-0707
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very earnest, somewhat interesting

I think I expected more exhibits and artifacts, but pretty much it was just books and gaffs and... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2014
Lauren C
Rochester, New York
Grand tour, workshop, and ghost hunt

This was not what I expected, was not very good, but had some entertainment value. I hoped this... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2013
Falls Church, Virginia
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The Haunted Cottage is regretfully out of business. Due in no small part to our ability to promote and advertise ourselves being maliciously hindered, we felt it was time to move on.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible32%
25 Feb 2015
18 Oct 2014
“Gone, and apparently not to be missed!”
43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5170
+1 304-885-0707

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I think I expected more exhibits and artifacts, but pretty much it was just books and gaffs and ghost stories... It was fun, though, and the proprietor gave me a special one-person tour and conversation because we were unable to get there during normal business...More

1  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was not what I expected, was not very good, but had some entertainment value. I hoped this would focus on the history of the cottage and the ghosts that may inhabit the cottage. I also expected the cottage to be an uninhabited, nicely preserved...More

16  Thank JTDtaprofile
Reviewed 27 August 2013

My husband and I visited the Haunted Cottage on a Friday evening for the tour and séance, our group was rather large at 10 of us, but we had a great time. Vince was patient and informative, we were never rushed. It was very entertaining,...More

1  Thank mrscamm
Reviewed 3 May 2013

My party experienced the overnight investigation. Our host, Vince Wilson, is an authority in the field of paranormal research. His lecture alone was worth the cost of the stay. The investigation was fantastic. The building and grounds have a great deal to offer. The history...More

3  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Vince was a good host. He is full of knowledge about the house and was ready to show us his trade. I plan to go back again. :-)

2  Thank Tiffany V
Reviewed 3 April 2013

The Haunted Cottage is a waste of money and poor management. Do NOT waste your time or money. No meal provided. Offered another night if we wanted to come back. The acting is so poor it isn't worth the trip back.

16  Thank KH435
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The admission price of $5 a person for a tour through the house/museum was very reasonable. We had a great time discussing the history of paranormal activity with our guide. We have two teenagers who very interested in the whole experience. It was a great...More

1  Thank McDonough_11
Reviewed 21 November 2012

This review is for the overnight experience and the cottage host Vince. Let me start by saying Vince really worked with me on a group tour I wanted to plan with some freinds on short notice. So I appreciated that very much. Any doubt I...More

3  Thank T D
Reviewed 6 November 2012

It was advertised as a ghost hunt but it is just entertainment. As long as you understand this it is fine. A few parlor tricks and some "investigating" on your own.

1  Thank raiford2727
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We attended the Nov. 2nd overnight at the Haunted Cottage. Vince was very accomadateing both before the night, as far as information, and during the event. The evening was fun and informative. We were never bored and learned some interesting things. Thanks again, Dave and...More

Thank David T
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