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Commonly Asked Questions for our Ghost Tours:
We’ve been on ghost tours where something is staged like eerie music or an actor or object in a window. Do your tours do this? Our ghost tours do not stage or pre-arrange any events that may occur at a site. There are no actors, and no trickery of any kind involved with what we do or what you may see or hear at any of the sites we visit.
Can we bring a camera on the tours? We encourage our guests to bring cameras. Please be courteous to other guests when taking photos. We will be suggesting where to take pictures to hopefully capture some orbs. 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.
You say there is a host hunt on the tour. What does that mean? During the tour, guides take the gourp to an unmarked burial ground where dowsing rods, therma-meters, EMF Meters, Electronic Voice Recorders and cameras are used to "investigate" the space. Each guest will have ample opportunity to use all the equipment which is the same equipment used for casual paranormal investigations.
Is the ghost hunting in the cemetery? No, absolutely not. The ghost hunting portion of the tour is a completely different vibe than in the cemetery. On campus and in downtown, expect excellent storytelling and visits to unmarked graves and use of ghost hunting equipment during the ghost hunt. Once the tour group gets to the cemetery, history buffs take over and tell the history of the town and University while making stops at the gravestones of Signers of the Declaration, Vice Presidents, Nobel Prize Winners and even a United States President. The cemetery is meant to be a quiet stroll celebrating the lives of Princeton Greats.
Do you cancel your tours when it rains? Rarely do we cancel a tour due to weather. For many people, rain adds to the atmosphere when we are talking about ghosts and haunting. Customers may cancel due to weather 24 hours in advance of the tour to receive rainchecks.
Can we bring drinks or food on your tour? Feel free to bring a snack and drink if you would like (please no littering). The tour is a stroll, not a race, so it’s certainly not necessary to bring water. No alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed.
Is there a bathroom stop on your tour? No bathroom breaks are planned during the tour.
Is the tour suitable for children? Please no unaccompanied children, but, well, this depends on your child. The tourguides are there to tell the details associated with the unexplained story.......eviscerations and murders can be pretty frightening......most people are there to hear the gory details so we don't want to create a traumatic event. Kids over 8 seem to totally dig the tour. We will walk the distance of about 10 city blocks, and there are no planned stops for bathroom breaks, etc.
How much walking is there on your tour? It’s the distance of about 10 city blocks over the 90 minutes, and it’s a stroll, not a race. We’ll be staying on the sidewalks.
Will we be frightened? We keep the tour light and fun, but we are talking about ghosts and haunts, and spirits, and who knows what we might see or hear on the tour. We do nothing staged or planned to scare people. Our guests have a great time on the tour and find it frighteningly interesting.
Will we see ghosts? Princeton is an old town and a haunted town, and we’ll be visiting the most haunted places in town, so it can certainly happen. We're more likely to catch orb shots on cameras or smell strange scents than see an apparition although all have happened on our tours. If we do see a spirit, we will be quiet and respectful, thank them for making themselves seen, and leave quickly.
How many guests do you take on a tour at one time? We like to keep our group size between 3 - 35. We use Vox Whisper Audio Systems to be sure every person hears every single word. They are the same systems used by the Vatican and the Louvre.
Do you offer private tours? Absolutely. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long is your ghost tour? The tour is an hour and a half.. It’s a 1 mile walk on a circular route around historic campus, downtown Princeton and the cemetery. We make multiple stops at haunted locations. While far from strenuous, we do recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!
Do I need to buy tickets in advance? Purchase tickets at www.princetontourcompany.com. For walk up sales, tour guides will arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour departure time. If there is room on the tour, guests can purchase tickets onsite with exct cash or with credit cards. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
If I am running late for the tour, will you wait for me? We must start the tour on time because our other guests do not want to wait. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the tour and find parking!
How big of a group are we talking about? Expect to pal around in Princeton with 3-35 of similarly minded folks who are here to relax, learn about the town’s history and amazing local characters.
Where do the tours start? We start at 116 Nassau Street in front of Princeton University U-Store.. http://www.princetontourcompany.com/contact.cfm
Where’s the best place to park? http://www.princetonparking.org/parking_info.html is your best source for parking in Princeton. We recommend parking in the garages because meter parking is limited to 2 hours and you don’t want to worry about getting a ticket on the tour……(plus, most people want to shop or dine in Princeton after the stroll!)