Ohio’s Ghostly Side

Ghost Tours, Paranormal Investigations, Bigfoot Events, and Haunted Places.

Looking for things that go “bump” in the night? Love to the explore the paranormal? Just not sure who to call when you see ghost? Feel like touring a haunted house? Want to go on a Big Foot hunt expedition or just learn more? Then you have come to the right place. We have listed below upcoming ghostly events, haunted houses, paranormal sites and a listing of a few places we have been told just may be haunted.

Anchorage Mansion - Marietta Ohio
Anchorage Mansion – Marietta OH | Photo: D. Rock

HAUNTED GHOST AND WALKING TOURS

COLUMBUS GHOST TOURS 
Tele: 888-876-5155
columbusghosttours.com

Erie Harbor Ghost Walk
Erie Harbor Ghost Walk – Ashtabula (Photo credit Ashtabula County VCB)

ERIE HARBOR GHOST TOUR WALK
On this walking tour you will visit the historic streets of Ashtabula Harbor and hear tales of brothels, mysterious residents, departed sailors and more.
For more information visit eerieharbor.com
440.228.8458
Starting point is at the Habor Perk on Bridge Street.


HAUNTED CINCINNATI TOURS 
Tele: 844-757-5657
cincinnatighosts.com


HIDDEN MARIETTA
Address: Inside the Anchorage at 424 George St., Marietta, OH 45750
Tele: 740-538-8996 | hiddenmarietta.com

Hidden Marietta Tour brings you the hidden, the shocking and the spooky side of Marietta’s history! Join us for walking tours, ghost hunts and many other exciting events throughout the year. Visit our Curiosity Shop in the historic Anchorage Mansion and learn about our programs and shop for creepy and cryptid-themed gifts!

(Page Banner photo: Hidden Marietta Harmar Walking Tour.)

I had the pleasure of taking one of their tours.  Our guide shared various haunting tales as we walked along the streets of Marietta.  An area history lesson combined with haunting tales makes for a fun ghostly night.


STRANGE AND SPOOKY CLEVELAND TOURS 
Fridays & Saturdays
strangenspooky.com

 


Ghost events in Ohio.


GHOST TOURS, BIG FOOT EVENTS AND MORE.

As fall starts to take it’s grip on Ohio, so do the ghosts. At least it seems that way. Every October Ohio’s ghost haunting season begins. Haunted ghost walks and hunts, tales of tragic events, “real” haunted houses are searched for paranormal activity, ghost busting tours of some of Ohio’s most haunted places and more. Are you ready to explore Ohio’s spookier side?

Bring your flashlight and camera for these ghost and tale walks!


2024

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS
County: Cuyahoga
Dates: 5/15/24, 5/21/24, 5/22/24, 5/28/24, 5/29/24
Time: 6pm and 8pm (each day offers 6pm and an 8pm tour)
Location: Great Lakes Brewing Company 2516 Market Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44113
Admission: $25
Description: We’re halfway to Halloween! Explore the history of our iconic brewpub and the ghost stories associated with it (along with some spooky Cleveland tales) during a special Haunted History Tour. The tours last approximately 45-60 minutes and include your first beer in the pub, plus a tour pint glass to take home.
Contact info and/or website: greatlakesbrewing.com

PARAPSYCON (Paranormal & Psychic Convention)
Dates: May 17-19, 2024
Location: The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905
parapsycon.com

BROWNELLA COTTAGE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION 
Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 8PM
Location: 132 S. Union St. Galion, OH
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GHOST TOURS OF THE REEVES MUSEUM
Tuscarawas County NEOH
Dates: October 18-19, 2024
Tours start every half hour. 7pm-10pm
Location: J.E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum
325 East Iron Avenue, Dover, OH 44622
For reservations: 330.343.7040
doverhistory.org

Admission: $13 per person

Special midnight tours $25 per person – includes t-shirt

Hear stories of the strange occurrences that have taken place in the Reeves Museum and Victorian superstitions while traveling with a guide through the dimly
​lit Home.

GHOST WALK – UNDERGROUND RAILROAD 2023
Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and the Trumbull County Historical Society
Trumbull County NE OH
Dates: TBA
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Warren
256 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44483
LEARN MORE.

ZOAR GHOST TOURS 
Tuscarawas County NE OH
Date: October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 2024
Time: 10am-5pm Saturday | 10am-4pm Sunday
Location: Zoar Village, Zoar, OH
800.232.6195 | historiczoarvillage.com

“Reservations are required.”

PARANORMAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 
Holmes County NE OH
Date: October – TBA
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Holmes County Historical Society
484 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH 44654
holmeshistory.com

Limited to 12 guests. Tickets on Sale at $50 each. Minimum 18 years old. Join us for an evening in our 120 year old historic mansion. We will share our experiences with you and you will do your own paranormal exploration! After an orientation next door in the Castle Club, you will move to the Victorian House for pre-investigation activities, followed by a tour of the mansion.

HISTORIC GHOST TOUR
presented by The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society
Dates: October – TBA
Tour begins at 7pm
Location: Downtown Canal Winchester, OH
canalwinchesterohio.gov

GARRISON GHOST WALK 
Dates: October 18-19, 25-26, 2024
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Meigs
29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551
419.874.4121 | fortmeigs.org

CEMETERY TOURS: Bringing Forth Those Pioneers 
Washington County SE OH
Dates: October 26, 2024
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The Castle
418 4th Street, Marietta, OH 45750
mariettacastle.org/events

HISTORICAL YOUNGSTOWN GHOST TOUR
Date: October – TBA
Time: 5:30pm-10pm 7 tours. Last tour starts at 8:30 pm.
Location: Tyler History Center
325 West Federal Street Youngstown, OH 44503
youngstownghosttour.com/

FREE event. Tickets required.
“Explore the eerie streets of Youngstown as our tour leads you through the city’s historical and “ghostly” landmarks. Get ready to encounter dramatic spirits and hear their chilling stories, and maybe interact with the “ghostly” world. This in-person event is perfect for thrill-seekers and history buffs alike. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, this ghost tour promises a night of entertainment!”

SPIRIT STORIES AT SPIEGEL GROVE
Sandusky County NW OH
Dates: October TBA
Time: 7PM-9PM with the last tour leaving at 9 p.m (Each tour lasts about an hour.)
Location: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420
rbhayes.org

VICTORIAN HOUSE GHOST WALK
Holmes County NE OH
DATE: Oct.- TBA
TIME: 6:00-10:00pm
LOCATION: Victorian House Museum – Millersburg, OHIO

Once again the Holmes Co. Historical Society is hosting self guided ghost walks with paranormal committee and spirit guides available to provide historical and paranormal information surrounding the Victorian House. After you tour you can go to our Castle Club banquet center next door and hear the many stories and sightings that have been collected over the years. Our resident ghosts are unpredictable and may present themselves as you tour. Tours begin at 6:00 pm and continue to 10:00 pm. The tickets can be purchased at the door for only $5.00 per person. 

holmeshistory.com

WALKING TOURS OF THE HISTORIC ATHENS ASYLUM
Location: Meet in front of the Kennedy Museum of Art
100 Ridges Cir, Athens, OH 45701
athenshistory.org/asylum-tours

Two hour outdoor walking tours.

Call SOHC at 740-592-2280 ext.100 to reserve your spot. Space will be limited.





 


Franklin Castle - Cleveland

 


OHIO’S HAUNTED LOCATIONS

So we have been told?

Bellaire House

THE BELLAIRE HOUSE 
1699 Belmont Street, Bellaire, OH 43906
740-579-1841 | bellairehousetours.com

According to their website, this houses hauntings are up there with the Amityville and Rampart Street Murder Houses.  Some consider it the most haunted house in America.

If you are brave enough and want to spend time in this home, you may want to do so with a few of your closer friends. Information can be found here.


BUXTON INN
Licking County – SEOH
Location: 313 East Broadway Street, Granville, Ohio 43023
740.587.001 | buxtoninn.com


CANTON PALACE THEATRE 
605 Market Ave., N. Canton, OH 44702
330.454.8172 | cantonpalacetheatre.org

They say ghosts can be seen on the balcony and roaming other areas of the theatre. Throughout the year ghost hunts are held at the theatre.  Check their website for any upcoming events.


CHESTNUT GROVE
Ashtabula County – NEOH
Location: Chestnut Grove Cemetery
79 Grove Dr., Ashtabula, OH 44004

Cemetery where the victims of the Great Bridge Disaster are buried.


Gray's Armory, Cleveland | Photo credit: Diane Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Gray’s Armory, Cleveland | Photo credit: Diane Rock,

CLEVELAND GRAYS ARMORY  MUSEUM
Cuyahoga County  – NEOH
Location: 1234 Bolivar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115
216 621-5938 | Facebook page

“Per visitors and staff at the Armory have claimed to hear footsteps when no one was present as well as seeing Civil War era apparitions.”


FRANKLIN CASTLE 
Cuyahoga County – NEOH
Location: 4308 Franklin Blvd.,, Cleveland, OH
This property is currently a private residence.

Considered by some to be the most haunted house in Cleveland, this privately owned property is not open to the public. Whether haunted or note, the home from the outside will make you believe.


The Lafayette
The Lafayette Marietta | Photo credit: Diane Rock | MyOhioFun.com

THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL 
101 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750
800.331.9336 | lafayettehotel.com

Stories include: A Mr. Hoag is said to frequent the 3rd floor.  Spirits are said to roam the halls.

I stayed on the 5th floor and the light bulb in my room was acting really suspicious. Like still on when the switch was off?  Just saying.


 

LAKE COUNTY HISTORY CENTER 
Location: 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH 44077
440.639.2945 | lakehistorycenter.org


Landoll's Mohican Castle

LANDOLL’S MOHICAN CASTLE
Ashland County – NEOH
Location: 561 Township Road 3352, Loudonville, Ohio 44842
Tele: 419.994.3427 | website


THE LICKING COUNTY HISTORIC JAIL
Licking County – SEOH
46 S. Third St., Newark, Ohio 43058
(740) 345-Jail (5245)
lcjail.org

Malabar Farm State Park

MALABAR FARM STATE PARK
Richland County – NEOH
Location: 4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas, Ohio 44843
419.892.2784 |malabarfarm.org

Ghostly sightings have been reported by workers and visitors of the historic farm. Tales of flickering lights and appearances by Mr. Bromfield in the big house intrigue paranormal investigators.
(photo courtesy of Mansfield & Richland County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau)


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Ohio State Reformatory Night | Photo credit Scott Sukel

THE OHIO STATE REFORMATORY
Richland County – NEOH
Location: 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905
419.522.2644 | mrps.org

What can we say. Haunted! Public & private ghost tours are available. And for those really into tracking the paranormal the Reformatory also hosts overnight events. Please visit their website for event information.

I would also like to let you know that Mansfield Ohio is considered to be the Haunted Capital of Ohio. To learn more click here.


PERKINS STONE MANSION
Summit County – NEOH
The Summit County Historical Society
Location: 550 Copley Road, Akron, Ohio 44320
Tele: 330.535.1120 | summithistory.org


Punderson Manor

PUNDERSON MANOR LODGE
Location: 11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065-9684
440-564-9144| 800-282-7275
pundersonmaro.com

Stories include: coldness in hallways, fires going out, children laughing, tugs on bedding, and for those who really want exposure, supposedly the Windsor Suite has active paranormal.


Sandusky County Historical Jail

SANDUSKY COUNTY HISTORIC JAIL & DUNGEONS, HISTORICAL TOURS
Sandusky County -NWOH
Location: 622 Croghan Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420
sanduskycounty.org.

(photo courtesy of Sandusky County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau)



Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

Editor’s note:  The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2023. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.

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