Ghost Tours

Columbus school children looking grim with jack-o-lanterns in undated photo

Please check back for 2016 Ghost Tours!

For almost 30 years, Columbus Landmarks has paired the folklore and legends of the Halloween season with the fabric and architecture of the city. We create new ghost tours & twists every year and retain favorites based on popular demand. We hope you will dare join us for one of our 2015 Ghost Tours detailed below:

Tales of the Ohio Pen – NEW!
Saturday, October 24 6:30-8:30pm  SOLD OUT
$10 member/$15 non-member
Join us in the Arena District at Betty’s Bar, est. 1962,  for an evening of storytelling. In its earlier life, the Arena District was an industrial area home to Columbus Buggy Works & the Ohio Penitentiary. Betty’s has survived the transition and we will meet there to share the history, folklore and ghost stories of the Pen. Drinks & food are not included in ticket price.

Short North Haunted Lantern Tour
Sunday, October 25 6:30-8:30pm  SOLD OUT
$15 member/$20 non-member
Our ever-popular lantern walking tour in the lively (and haunted!) Short North neighborhood. Meet in front of Char Bar, one of the Short North’s most storied taverns, for a 1.5 mile walk through this historic neighborhood. Learn about the Old North Graveyard and the legendary ghosts behind some of the older Italianate commercial buildings and even newer facades.

Victorian Village Haunted Lantern Tour
Monday, October 26  6:30-8:30pm  SOLD OUT

$15 member/$20 non-member
Step off from the old Hubbard School on a 2-mile walk through Victorian Village. As renovations began occurring decades ago, the stories of previous residents not willing to leave began to surface! We will share these stories and others collected over the years with a stop in a very haunted B&B.

Favorite Haunts Bus Tour – NEW!
Tuesday, October 27 6:30-9pm  SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 29 6:30-9pm  SOLD OUT
$25 member/$30 non-member
Hop on the bus at Columbus Landmarks and head to some of our favorite haunts including the Thurber House, two historic taverns, Broad Street mansions, a military base and a final resting place with stories in between. We’ll provide some snacks but you’re on your own for drinks at the taverns.

Town-Franklin Haunted Lantern Walking Tour
Wednesday, October 28  6:30-8:30pm  SOLD OUT
$15 member/$20 non-member
Our ever-popular lantern walking tour on the most beautiful 19th century street in the downtown and certainly in one of the most haunted neighborhoods – Town-Franklin. This is where it all began for Columbus Landmarks Foundation 30+ years ago—with a collection of real ghost stories certain to send a shiver up your spine!  A chance to recapture the mystery of a fall evening with the crunch of autumn leaves, the promise of sweet treats, and the thrill of a story.  Meet at the Topiary Park’s Gatehouse on Town Street; parking available on East Town Street. Bring flashlight if possible or help carry one of our lanterns.