Halloween Lantern Walking Tours
Our ever-popular lantern walking tours featuring various historic (and haunted!) Columbus neighborhoods. 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 that makes even your own house seem haunted when you return home. Bring flashlight if possible or help carry one of our lanterns.
Town-Franklin – October 24 & October 25 >BUY TICKETS
Tours begin at Topiary Park Gatehouse, 480 E. Town St.
Victorian Village – October 26 SOLD OUT
Tour begins at Harrison House B&B, 313 W. Fifth Ave.
Short North – October 27 >BUY TICKETS
Tour begins at Barley’s Brewing, 467 N. High St.
Fort Hayes – October 28 >BUY TICKETS
Tour begins at Shot Tower, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.
Downtown – October 29 >BUY TICKETS
Tour begins at Ohio Judicial Center (OH Supreme Court), 65 S. Front
OSU “In the Spirit” Walking Tour
Sunday, October 26 >BUY TICKETS
Tour begins at William Oxley Thompson statue in front of OSU Main Library
A walking tour of campus and off-campus buildings with architectural and historical significance. True stories about infamous happenings, urban legends, and surprising hauntings will be shared along the way. Every neighborhood has a dark side…but with the diverse and rich history of the University District, this dark side may tell us more than we want to know about ourselves.
Haunted “Spirits” Tavern Tours
Thursday, October 30 & Thursday, November 6 SOLD OUT
Tours begin at Thurber Bar in the Westin Great Southern
Sometimes a tavern tour is not just a tavern tour until you can call on a few spirits to join you—both the ethereal and the liquid kind. Columbus taverns, saloons, and one-of-a-kind gathering places are blessed with the occasional appearing and disappearing patron. Weaving in these tales of lost souls who include former prominent citizens and ordinary Columbusites are true stories of forgotten burial grounds, part of the city repeatedly built over, reported murders, smoldering passions, and scandalous gossip (would you have it any other way?) Each night, three taverns will be featured, as we usually do, but the focus is also on the seldom-seen parts of the establishment.