The Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours are not being held in 2020 for the health and safety of Ohio, but you can still hear some spooky Ohio Statehouse Tales.
Staff members at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio tell spooky tales of skin canes, cat remains, and haunted stones during the “Haunted Tales of the Ohio Statehouse” video available on YouTube. Join them on a journey to see these stories come alive! Click here to watch.
The Statehouse Tour information below is from 2019. We are leaving the details for the tours, in hopes that tours can be held as usual in 2021.
Get tickets to get spooked at the Ohio Statehouse this Halloween season! Tickets go on sale on September 4 for the Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours for the 2019 Halloween season, and these limited tickets will sell out quickly!
Tour the darkened chambers and halls of the Ohio Statehouse for the Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours! See Lincoln’s ghost among a host of historical exhibits on this spooky tour that is appropriate for kids of all ages. Conductors lead visitors through the dimly lit limestone corridors of the Ohio Statehouse by oil lantern light. Visitors pass the ghost of President Lincoln in an unfinished dance with Kate Chase (former Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase’s daughter), hear and see a weeping lady in gray and get a glimpse of a green and ghostly President felled by an assassin’s bullet.
The tours will take place on Friday, October 16; Saturday, October 17; Friday, October 23; and Saturday, October 25, 2020. Tours depart every half hour between 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for those under age 12 (2018 pricing). There are special activities to be enjoyed before each tour, and the Statehouse Museum Shop will be open offering candy apples, caramel corn, cookies and more.
Tickets can be purchased starting September 4 on the Ohio Statehouse website, by visiting the Statehouse Museum Shop on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse, or purchasing over the phone at 614/728-9234. All tickets must be purchased ahead of event time – no ticket sales at the door. These sell out every year, so order quickly.
Parking is not included. Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse are invited to park in the facility’s underground parking garage. This convenient and affordable parking offers direct sheltered access to the Ohio Statehouse for this event. Parking rates are available at http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/about/general-information/parking/rates.
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