Ohio Ghost Tours

You have landed on the list of Ohio ghost tours, a subset of the Funtober ghost tour directory.Ohio definitely has its share of ghosts.Ohio University in Athens is reportedly one of the most haunted college campus in America.In Cleveland, Zillow called Franklin Castle one of the top 10 haunted homes in the U.S.The Shawshank Redemption was filmed at the Mansfield Reformatory, where you can now hunt for ghosts overnight.And even the Ohio Statehouse has a haunted tour.This directory includes ghost walks, ghost hunts, trolley tours, cemetery tours, and haunted house tours that will be of interest to history buffs, ghost hunters and/or thrill seekers.

Here are the Ohio ghost tours that I have found:

Columbus

Columbus Ghost Tours - Columbus, OH
Their original Booze & Boos bus tour takes you on a three hour journey through the Capitol City’s dark past by way of historic taverns and locales where those who have been before did not pass quietly into death. They are in the process of creating a new day-time Columbus Cemetery Tour for a new 2-hour bus tour visiting the final resting places of notable Central Ohioans! CREEPY They are also creating a daytime Creepy Columbus Bust Tour designed with your family in mind (ages 10+). These tours will take you on a one and a half hour journey to the most haunted locales in and around downtown Columbus.

Columbus Landmarks Foundation - Columbus, OH
A variety of walking and bus ghost tours including Tales of the Ohio Pen Walking Tour, School Spirits: Tales of Ohio State, Glen Echo Ravine – Haunted Lantern Tour, Town Street – Haunted Lantern Tour, Favorite Haunts Bus Tour, Short North – Haunted Lantern Tour, Mound Street – Haunted Lantern Tour, and Franklinton – Haunted Lantern Tour. For over 30 years, Columbus Landmarks Foundation has featured haunted and unusual stories of what really lurks behind Columbis. Check their website for current dates and times. Columbus Landmarks Members enjoy discounted tickets to all tours & events while supporting historic preservation.

German Village Ghost Tour - Columbus, OH
Storytellers of Central Ohio conduct an annual German Village Ghost Tour in October. The tour typically starts at 6:30 PM, At Fetch Park. The price is $20.00 per person/$10 for German Village Society members. The Tour features ghost stories by famous Ohio tellers and a tour of sites that was reported to be haunted. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to sponsor The Storytellers of Central Ohio’s literacy project, Columbus Storytelling Adventures.

Historical Worthington Ghost Tour - Worthington, OH
An annual event with ghost Tours by the Worthington Historical Society in partnership with the Worthington Inn. Go under the full moon for a tour of some of Worthington’s spookiest spots. Tour guides and ghosts will tell of reported hauntings at some of Worthington’s iconic locations. The tour is designed for guests 13 and older. Tickets are non-refundable. In the past, Tickets were $15.00 and available at Fritzy Jacobs or The Shop at the Old Rectory.

Ohio Statehouse Haunted Tour - Columbus, OH
run for four days every October. It is a family friendly lantern led tour of the Statehouse limestone corridors by staff members and volunteers. generally held on the Friday and Saturday on the two weekends preceding Halloween. Tours depart every half hour between 7 and 9 PM. Tickets are limited and should be purchased early by phone, online or in person at the Statehouse Museum Shop. Parking is offered at their underground facility for an additional fee.

Old Town Ghost Tours - Dublin, OH
A ghost walk of historic Dublin, Ohio. 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. Visit various haunted locations, talk about the history of this community and people’s personal experiences with ghostly activity. The cost is $10 for adults. Not recommended for children under 12. They meet in front of the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library doors at 75 North High Street.

Cincinnati

American Legacy Tours - Cincinnati, OH
The hosts of the popular Underground Tour also run ghost tours in September and October, including Queen City is Haunted and Newport (KY) is Haunted.

Cincinnati Ghost Tour - Cincinnati, OH
Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $15.00 each, book online. The tour starts at 295 Ludlow Ave. in Cincinnati at the fountain/statue on the corner of Clifton & Ludlow Aves. in the beautiful Clifton neighborhood. Convenient free parking is available near the fountain. The tour guide is Roy Heizer, who has been a professional tour guide for more than a decade including the Squares of Savannah History Tour, as well as the Winston Salem Ghost Tour.

Haunted Cincinnati Tours - Cincinnati, OH
a three hour bus tour that explores some of Cincinnati’s most haunted locations. Their signature tour is the Ghosts of the Queen City Tour, established in 2008. It departs from Fountain Square at 520 Vine Street. Overnight ghost hunts are available at Poasttown Elementary and Sedamsville Rectory at a cost of $59-69 per person. Participants for these events meet at the location of the hunt.

Cleveland

Cleveland Ghost Tours - Cleveland, OH
Go inside the oldest graveyards in Cleveland, visit some of the city’s most haunted locations, hear ghost stories and learn about legends and burial rituals on their 90 minute Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tours 72 hour minimum advance booking is required. Meeting locations are subject to which tour you pick. All Tours are $35 per person.

Haunted Cleveland Ghost Tours - Cleveland, OH
four hour ghost tours in October visiting haunted locations around Cleveland. There will once again be a new tour for the ten evenings of spooky stories and history from late September to early November. The tour was founded by Chuck Gove in 1999. Past tours include History Haunts Cleveland, Mystery Murder & Mayhem, Blown Away! Cleveland Rocked Mob Haunts & More, Salute to Cleveland’s Ghosts, Ohio City & Beyond, Lake Front, Burning River and more.

Haunted Cleveland Tours - Cleveland, OH
bus and walking tours in the Cleveland area. Ghost tours will be hosted by Sonya Horstman, the Cleveland Spiritualist, paranormal researcher, and Tarot Card reader. 2017 tours include the Medina Walking Ghost Tour, the Cleveland Walking Ghost Tour, the Medina Dinner and Ghost Walk, the Cleveland Ghost Bus Tour, and the haunted pub tour on Halloween Night 2017. Not all locations will not be disclosed before the tour to discourage would-be pranksters. Due to the mature nature of the content, guided bus tours are usually restricted to ages 13 and older. Cameras and recording equipment are encouraged in hopes of catching a ghost on film.

Lake County History Center - Painesville, OH
Two events in October 2017. Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse? Come take a walk through the long dark corridors with nothing but a candlelight to illuminate the way. Visit all the locations around the Lake County History Center where shadows and ghostly figures have said to have been sighted. They’ll even visit the foreboding cells used in the bygone days of the Lake County Poorhouse. They will demonstrate and you may borrow “ghost hunting” equipment, such as EMF detectors and dowsing rods, while on your tour (or bring your own equipment). The exclusive lantern-lit tour is only open to 20 participants. This event is not suitable for children. Tickets: Adults: $20 Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.

Willoughby Ghost Walk - Willoughby, OH
a 1.75 hour walking tour of downtown Willoughby at twilight. The tour covers paranormal activity and strange phenomenon in a 12 block area. Operates on Friday evenings at 8 PM from June until October. A Saturday evening tour at 8 PM is added in September/October and 7 PM tours are held on Friday and Saturday in October as well as the 8 PM tour. Prepaid reservations are required and tickets can be purchased online or over the phone. $15 adults, $9 kids 12 and U, 5 and U free. The tour was created by Cathi Weber and has been operating since June 2008.

Other

American Legacy Tours - Cincinnati, OH
The hosts of the popular Underground Tour also run ghost tours in September and October, including Queen City is Haunted and Newport (KY) is Haunted.

Athens Asylum Walking Tours - Athens, OH
Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center/ACHS&M membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. 2017 tour dates in the fall are September 17th (2-4pm), October 15th (2-4pm), October 22nd (2-4pm) and November 19th (2-4pm). This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds. The tour will last approximately two hours. Due to Ohio University restrictions, access to the inside of the buildings is limited, but you can tour the main entryway seen in the picture as well as the Kennedy Museum. George will captivate you with his depth of knowledge as well as tell you the real stories of what life was like for the residents, as well as the employed, at the Asylum. All regularly scheduled tours are held on Sunday afternoons and start from the main steps of the Kennedy center located at the top of North Ridge Drive. is the address for Garmin and navigation tools.

Cincinnati Ghost Tour - Cincinnati, OH
Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $15.00 each, book online. The tour starts at 295 Ludlow Ave. in Cincinnati at the fountain/statue on the corner of Clifton & Ludlow Aves. in the beautiful Clifton neighborhood. Convenient free parking is available near the fountain. The tour guide is Roy Heizer, who has been a professional tour guide for more than a decade including the Squares of Savannah History Tour, as well as the Winston Salem Ghost Tour.

Cleveland Ghost Tours - Cleveland, OH
Go inside the oldest graveyards in Cleveland, visit some of the city’s most haunted locations, hear ghost stories and learn about legends and burial rituals on their 90 minute Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tours 72 hour minimum advance booking is required. Meeting locations are subject to which tour you pick. All Tours are $35 per person.

Columbus Ghost Tours - Columbus, OH
Their original Booze & Boos bus tour takes you on a three hour journey through the Capitol City’s dark past by way of historic taverns and locales where those who have been before did not pass quietly into death. They are in the process of creating a new day-time Columbus Cemetery Tour for a new 2-hour bus tour visiting the final resting places of notable Central Ohioans! CREEPY They are also creating a daytime Creepy Columbus Bust Tour designed with your family in mind (ages 10+). These tours will take you on a one and a half hour journey to the most haunted locales in and around downtown Columbus.

Columbus Landmarks Foundation - Columbus, OH
A variety of walking and bus ghost tours including Tales of the Ohio Pen Walking Tour, School Spirits: Tales of Ohio State, Glen Echo Ravine – Haunted Lantern Tour, Town Street – Haunted Lantern Tour, Favorite Haunts Bus Tour, Short North – Haunted Lantern Tour, Mound Street – Haunted Lantern Tour, and Franklinton – Haunted Lantern Tour. For over 30 years, Columbus Landmarks Foundation has featured haunted and unusual stories of what really lurks behind Columbis. Check their website for current dates and times. Columbus Landmarks Members enjoy discounted tickets to all tours & events while supporting historic preservation.

Dark Shadow Ghost Tours - Youngstown, OH

Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County Ghost Walk - Warren, OH
Become participants in Warren’s historic past as restless spirits share with you stories of suspense as they probe the secrets that slumber. 2017 dates are October 13-14 and 20-21. Presale Tickets will be available for purchase online. Parking and Ghost Walk located at First Presbyterian Church of Warren – 256 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 44483.

Garrison Ghost Walk - Perrysburg, OH
Explore Fort Meigs from the War of 1812 with a guide. Reservations are required and may be made starting September 1st. Proceeds benefit the Old Northwest Military History Association.

German Village Ghost Tour - Columbus, OH
Storytellers of Central Ohio conduct an annual German Village Ghost Tour in October. The tour typically starts at 6:30 PM, At Fetch Park. The price is $20.00 per person/$10 for German Village Society members. The Tour features ghost stories by famous Ohio tellers and a tour of sites that was reported to be haunted. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to sponsor The Storytellers of Central Ohio’s literacy project, Columbus Storytelling Adventures.

Ghost Tours of Troy - Troy, OH
Take a ghostly walking tour of downtown Troy with costumed storytellers in late October. Learn the haunted history inside some of your favorite downtown shops and restaurants. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

Ghostly History Walking Tours - Waynesville, OH
Museum at the Friends home offers monthly ghost tours in the summer and more frequent October tours. Waynesville has been called the most haunted village in Ohio. The October tours conducted by volunteers of the Museum on three evenings a week explore historic downtown Waynesville or the Quaker Historic District. Reservations are required. Tickets are $12 per adult and $5 per child under 12. After the one hour tour, you can also take a self-guided tour of the Museum (included in the price). Ghost themed dinners are also offered at the Hammel House Inn in October.

Haunted Cincinnati Tours - Cincinnati, OH
a three hour bus tour that explores some of Cincinnati’s most haunted locations. Their signature tour is the Ghosts of the Queen City Tour, established in 2008. It departs from Fountain Square at 520 Vine Street. Overnight ghost hunts are available at Poasttown Elementary and Sedamsville Rectory at a cost of $59-69 per person. Participants for these events meet at the location of the hunt.

Haunted Cleveland Ghost Tours - Cleveland, OH
four hour ghost tours in October visiting haunted locations around Cleveland. There will once again be a new tour for the ten evenings of spooky stories and history from late September to early November. The tour was founded by Chuck Gove in 1999. Past tours include History Haunts Cleveland, Mystery Murder & Mayhem, Blown Away! Cleveland Rocked Mob Haunts & More, Salute to Cleveland’s Ghosts, Ohio City & Beyond, Lake Front, Burning River and more.

Haunted Cleveland Tours - Cleveland, OH
bus and walking tours in the Cleveland area. Ghost tours will be hosted by Sonya Horstman, the Cleveland Spiritualist, paranormal researcher, and Tarot Card reader. 2017 tours include the Medina Walking Ghost Tour, the Cleveland Walking Ghost Tour, the Medina Dinner and Ghost Walk, the Cleveland Ghost Bus Tour, and the haunted pub tour on Halloween Night 2017. Not all locations will not be disclosed before the tour to discourage would-be pranksters. Due to the mature nature of the content, guided bus tours are usually restricted to ages 13 and older. Cameras and recording equipment are encouraged in hopes of catching a ghost on film.

Haunted Tiffin Ghost Walk - Tiffin, OH
A ghost tour in Tiffin, Ohio. Every Friday in June. Fridays and Saturdays from July through Halloween. $15 Per Person. Registration is Required. All ghost walk participants will meet at the specified location (depending on the route) between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. All walks begin at 9 p.m. (until late in the season) and will last two hours. Only those who have registered prior to the walk will be able to attend. Everyone on the ghost walk is required to sign a waiver. Payment of $15 per person. No one under 13 is admitted.

Hidden Marietta - Marietta, OH
Learn about local murders, hauntings and paranormal activity. Marietta was the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory and Ohio’s oldest town, so it has plenty of history. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tours leave across from Lafayette Hotel at the fountain at the corner of Front and Greene Streets. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Cash only. Hidden Marietta was founded in 2008 by Lynne Sturtevant.

Historical Worthington Ghost Tour - Worthington, OH
An annual event with ghost Tours by the Worthington Historical Society in partnership with the Worthington Inn. Go under the full moon for a tour of some of Worthington’s spookiest spots. Tour guides and ghosts will tell of reported hauntings at some of Worthington’s iconic locations. The tour is designed for guests 13 and older. Tickets are non-refundable. In the past, Tickets were $15.00 and available at Fritzy Jacobs or The Shop at the Old Rectory.

History, Haunts and Legend Tours - Hanoverton, OH
They have been offering Hanoverton’s Original Ghost Walk for the last five years. Stroll down picturesque Plymouth Street where most of the buildings were constructed in the 1800s, explore a local cemetery after dark, and learn about historic events and paranormal activity in the area. There are also a variety of other history and educational tours including a Gravestone Meanings Tour and a History & Buildings Walk. All tours begin behind the Spread Eagle Tavern except the Gravestone Tours which start over at the Old School House located across Route 9. Tours are $8 for adults with children under 12 years old free. Hanoverton is located southwest of Youngstown and east of Canton.

Kent Ghost Walk - Kent, OH
An annual ghost walk – 2017 dates are October 13 and 14. All walks leave from the Kent Stage 175 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio 44240. Guided Walks will leave the Kent Stage every 30 minutes from 6:45pm until 9:45pm. Tickets are $10-13. Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

Lake County History Center - Painesville, OH
Two events in October 2017. Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse? Come take a walk through the long dark corridors with nothing but a candlelight to illuminate the way. Visit all the locations around the Lake County History Center where shadows and ghostly figures have said to have been sighted. They’ll even visit the foreboding cells used in the bygone days of the Lake County Poorhouse. They will demonstrate and you may borrow “ghost hunting” equipment, such as EMF detectors and dowsing rods, while on your tour (or bring your own equipment). The exclusive lantern-lit tour is only open to 20 participants. This event is not suitable for children. Tickets: Adults: $20 Buy online, by mail, by phone or in person at the Lake History Center.

Landoll’s Mohican Castle - Loudonville, OH
Take a trip back in time to the 1830’s on a one hour guided haunted history tour of Heyd cemetery. 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 spirts that call Landoll’s Mohican Castle Home. The ghost walk includes a 1 hour guided tour of some of the more active areas of the castle grounds. September and October Only (Year round for groups of 10 or more). $25.00 per person

Lantern Tour of the Ghosts of Zoar - Zoar, OH
a one hour candlelight walking tour through Zoar Village. Tours are available on Friday and Saturday evenings at 9 PM at a cost of $18 per person. Reserve your spot online or by phone. The tour covers haunted locations such as Zoar Hotel, First School, the Boy’s Dormitory, Bimeler House and the Cider House.

Mansfield Reformatory - Mansfield, OH
ghost hunts and overnight paranormal investigations in Mansfield’s famous haunted prison. The public ghost walks are two hour guided tours of reported hot spots as well as stories of murder and death at the prison. Public ghost hunts and extreme hunts are overnight investigations of the facility after a tour. The price of these investigations is $50-70. They generally do not hold events in September and October due to the haunted attraction they hold at the prison.

Ohio Statehouse Haunted Tour - Columbus, OH
run for four days every October. It is a family friendly lantern led tour of the Statehouse limestone corridors by staff members and volunteers. generally held on the Friday and Saturday on the two weekends preceding Halloween. Tours depart every half hour between 7 and 9 PM. Tickets are limited and should be purchased early by phone, online or in person at the Statehouse Museum Shop. Parking is offered at their underground facility for an additional fee.

Old Town Ghost Tours - Dublin, OH
A ghost walk of historic Dublin, Ohio. 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. Visit various haunted locations, talk about the history of this community and people’s personal experiences with ghostly activity. The cost is $10 for adults. Not recommended for children under 12. They meet in front of the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library doors at 75 North High Street.

Public Ghost Walk at Haunted Bissman Building - Mansfield, OH
Explore a 131 year old building in the pitch black, with only your own flashlight to lead you on! Learn about the chilling tales of murder and see where others have seen paranormal happenings and shadow figures.

Spirit of Roscoe Tour - Coshocton, OH
Guests of the Spirit of Roscoe Tour will learn about this ‘spirited’ 1800s canal town through stories of long ago personalities, significant events, curiosities, and ‘spooky’ stories about Roscoe’s Firebug, the tragedy at the 1800s hotel, the danger and humor of being a post boy, the atrocity of a bloody bible, and a tale of love lost during the Civil War. Tours begin at 7 p.m. at the Roscoe Village Visitor Center. Adults $9.95, Students $4.95. Runs during October during the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival

Willoughby Ghost Walk - Willoughby, OH
a 1.75 hour walking tour of downtown Willoughby at twilight. The tour covers paranormal activity and strange phenomenon in a 12 block area. Operates on Friday evenings at 8 PM from June until October. A Saturday evening tour at 8 PM is added in September/October and 7 PM tours are held on Friday and Saturday in October as well as the 8 PM tour. Prepaid reservations are required and tickets can be purchased online or over the phone. $15 adults, $9 kids 12 and U, 5 and U free. The tour was created by Cathi Weber and has been operating since June 2008.

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  1. Jean Hendricks says:

    I am the owner of History, Haunts, and Legend Tours in Hanoverton, Ohio. We have been offering Hanoverton Ghost Walks for the last 5 years. I just stumbled across your site looking to see what offer ghost walks charge. We are adding other walks this year. Take a look at our website and see what you think. Thanks for your time!

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