Get spooked this Halloween with several haunting 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+.
Upper Arlington Golden Bear Scare
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 15; Saturday, October 16; Friday, October 22; and Saturday, October 23, 2021. Tours depart every half hour between 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 35 individuals per tour start time.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for students. See more details 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.
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 Saturday nights, May through September and Friday and Saturday night throughout October. Private groups of 6 or more can make reservations by calling 614-284-6158. Find more details on the website.
Uptown Westerville Inc Ghost Story Tours
This tour features stories collected across the community and presented in a slightly theatrical, largely historical walking tour. Tours are $23/person and are held at 7 pm and 9 pm on each scheduled Friday and Saturday.
:September 17, 18, 24, 25
October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31
There are a maximum of 16 guests per tours and a minimum of 8 people. Tours will be conducted rain or shine, no refunds! Purchase tickets on the website.
Historic Ghost Tour of Worthington
Thursday, October 28 at 7 pm. The Ghost Tour will visit the Historic District to visit with the spirits of residents spanning the last two centuries on this guided tour. The tour is geared towards ages 13+. Purchase tickets online or in-person starting October 2. 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. No bus tours will be held in 2021.
Creepy Columbus Walking Tour
Ghosts of Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour
Night at Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour
Secret Knock Private Tours
Booze & Boos Walking Tours (temporarily unavailable)
Hallowed Halls of Horror Walking Tour (temporarily unavailable)
Ancient Ohio Earthworks Tours (temporarily unavailable)
Check out the website for full details, pricing, and dates.
Howlers, Growlers, and Ghosts at The Ohio Taproom
The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society presents its Annual Meeting at The Ohio Taproom on Monday, October 11 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm. Learn about this historic building and its haunted history…and hear a ghost story or two. If you are feeling especially festive, wear your favorite Halloween costume.
Admission includes one complimentary beverage and one lite bite. The evening will begin with a happy hour featuring a specialty spooky cocktail or seasonal brew. A short Society business meeting will precede a guest storyteller. Purchase tickets here.
Let’s Roam Columbus Ghost Tour Scavenger Hunt: Frights Of Columbus
This scavenger hunt tour will take you around downtown Columbus to learn some ugly history of our state’s capitol. Multiple reliable reports have spotted and heard ghosts all over this haunted downtown, from the Ohio Statehouse to the theaters, the Arena District to the fire stations. To lighten your spirit, there are fun and challenging questions that you’ll have to answer along the route.
Once you purchase the tour, you can do the interactive scavenger hunt at any time. $12.99 per person; valid for single use within 2 years. See website for details and to purchase.
Columbus City Adventures
Hosting Spooky, Secret, and Historic outdoor walking tours. Escape for an evening or two with Columbus City Adventures’ October Walking tour series. They’ve teamed up with a unique group of partners for 3 tours featuring the creepier and secret side of Columbus plus new times for our Downtown History tour. Reservations required.
Secrets of the Statehouse Square; Downtown Columbus: Friday, October 29, 2021 at 6:30pm.
Tour- $35, Tour and Autographed Book – $56.
History and Haunts of Fort Hayes: October 23 and 31, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Tales of the Arena District: October 21 and 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Downtown Walking Tour, A Visit To Ohio’s Capitol: Fridays 1:30 p.m. / Saturdays 10:00 a.m. through October, 2021
Ghost Walk: A Fundraiser for Chillicothe Halloween
A one-day event, touring reportedly haunted locations in the Downtown Chillicothe Area on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10 am – 6 pm. This year’s Ghost Walk event will feature 4 locations. Three of the locations have been featured in past events: The Ross County Archives, the Masonic Lodge, and the Majestic Theatre; while the fourth location is new to the event, Porch Swing Days Antique Shop.
Guests decide when they want to visit each location on the day of the event. Purchase tickets here.
Presentation about Ghost Towns of Ohio and Delaware County
Rick Helwig, Director of the Center for Ghost Town Research in Ohio will be giving a presentation on the results of the Center’s research into the ghost towns of Ohio including some ghost town, ghost stories. Special emphasis will be placed on Ghost Towns located in the Delaware County area.
Tue, October 19, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Barn at Stratford. Event is free; register here.
Wagnalls Ghost Hunt
The Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis is partnering with the Greater Ohio Spirit Trackers (GOST) to investigate paranormal activity in the library. You will be placed in small groups and paired with a professional investigator to search for ghosts in different areas of our building using various ghost hunting equipment. Snacks, pop and water will be provided.
Tours are Friday, October 22, 2021, from 10 pm – 2 am. Tickets cost $30 and all proceeds go to the Wagnalls Memorial Library. Purchase tickets here.
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!
Multiple dates available; tickets are $25. Purchase tickets here.
Fairfield County Infirmary 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; tickets are $129 for the overnight experience. Read about the history of the building, and purchase tickets here.
Columbus Landmark Foundation
NOTE: Tours are currently on hold. The 2021 schedule has not been released. Find more details on the website.
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