Get spooked this Halloween with several haunted ghost tours around Columbus.
If you’re into haunted history, these tours are perfect for you – all the spooks, but without the gore and special effects of haunted houses.
These tours are always popular and will sell out fast. Purchase your tickets now, or you may miss out! Some tours are family-friendly, while others are recommended for ages 12+.
Ghost Walk and Haunted History Tour by Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Take a trip back in time to the 1830’s, as you embark on a one hour guided haunted history tour of Heyd cemetery.
As seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, you will learn about the early pioneers of the castle property and the mischievous things they do to the current visitors. During the last 15 minutes of the tour you will attempt to communicate with the spirits that call Landoll’s Mohican Castle Home!
Nightly, September 4 through October 31, 2023, starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets here.
Fairfield County Infirmary Overnight Ghost Hunt
Visit overnight at the Fairfield County Infirmary in Lancaster, Ohio where some of the residents of this former poorhouse may still linger, waiting to make contact with you.
With a long history consisting of over 170 years of serving the less fortunate in the community, this formidable brick building may hold more than history in its walls.
Multiple dates are available, starting Sept 8, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. Tickets are $85 per participant. Read about the history of the building, and purchase tickets here.
Ghost Walk: A Fundraiser for Chillicothe Halloween
A one-day event, touring reportedly haunted locations in the Downtown Chillicothe Area on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10 am – 6 pm.
This year’s Ghost Walk event will feature 5 locations: Wreck Creations, Old Capitol Brewing, City Council Building, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, and Tea of Life Apothecary.
Guests decide when they want to visit each location on the day of the event. Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Dublin Olde Town Ghost Tours
Take a ghost walk through Downtown Historic Dublin after the sun goes down. Travel on foot as you learn some of the history of Dublin and its urban legends. Hear accounts of local ghostly sightings while standing at the location. Tickets are $10 per person; cash only.
The Dublin Ghost Walk is an outdoor walking tour that takes close to two hours and is a distance of a little over a half of a mile. Recommended for ages 12+.
The experience is geared towards ages 12+. Meet at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce (129 S. High St.) in Historic Dublin. Tours take place on Friday and Saturday night throughout October 2023. No reservations needed. Sign-ins begin at 7 pm; walk starts at 7:30 pm.
Private groups of 6 or more can make reservations for tours during the Summer by calling 614-284-6158. Find more details here.
Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours
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.
The tours will take place on Friday, October 13; Saturday, October 14; Friday, October 20; and Saturday, October 21, 2023. Tours depart every half hour between 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 35 individuals per tour start time.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students. Find more details here.
Upper Arlington Golden Bear Scare
The Smith Nature Park comes alive with ghosts, witches, and a unique “Zombie Hill” where actual zombies become agitated by the sight of children ages 6-13 years.
From October 16-18, 2023, from 6 pm – 9 pm. Elementary age appropriate (6pm – 7:30pm), middle school (7:30pm – 9pm). Small groups of attendees will be lead through the forest by a dedicated Scare Ranger who will explain the history of the park and how it came to be haunted.
Golden Bear Scare is open to the public, no pre-registration required. Find more details here.
Columbus Ghost Tours
Tours are led by paranormal historians with a passion for storytelling and a knack for digging up the darkest tales from central Ohio’s past. There are 4 different tours to choose from that are for ages 12+. Tours are rain or shine.
Creepy Columbus Walking Tour
Ghosts of Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour
Night at Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour
Booze & Boos Downtown Walking Tours
Secret Knock Private Tours
Check out the website for full details, pricing, and dates.
Uptown Westerville Ghost Story Walking Tours
This tour features stories collected across the community and presented in a slightly theatrical, largely historical walking tour.
Friday and Saturday from September 29 – October 31, 2023, plus Halloween. Tours available at 7 pm and 9 pm, (Oct 27, 9 pm only)
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