When the leaves start falling to the ground and the temperature outside requires a sweater, stories of the those who have walked before us start filling the air. If you are one of those people who love hearing a scary tale or learning about murders and past historical events, then you will enjoy any one these ghost walks and events that are happening this October in Ohio.
EERIE HARBOR GHOST WALKS
Ashtabula County – NE OH
440.228.8458 | eerieharbor.com
On this walking tour you will visit the historic streets of Ashtabula Harbor and hear tales of brothels, mysterious residents, departed sailors and more. Starting point is at the Harbor Perk on Bridge Street.
COLUMBUS GHOST TOURS
Franklin County – Central OH
Hear tales of ghosts, ghouls, murder and horror from Columbus’ 200 plus year history on a night out unlike any other!
HAUNTED CINCINNATI TOURS
Hamilton County SW OH
Tele: 844-757-5657 | cincinnatighosts.com
Washington County SE OH
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!
STRANGE & SPOOKY CLEVELAND TOURS
Cuyahoga County NE OH
Guided by local paranormal author and investigative historian William G. Krejci, Strange & Spooky Cleveland Tours delves into the most chilling historic haunts – and terrifyingly true tales of woe – the city has to offer.
TOURS OF CLEVELAND – Tales of Terror Tour
Cuyahoga County NE OH
(Oct 14-31, 2023) The Tales of Terror guided walking tour highlights some of Cleveland’s most horrific and tragic events throughout our history. From fires & explosions, to a serial killer, to accidents, terror, mayhem and death abounds! This is not a “ghost story” tour. This is seven tales that cover the tragic deaths of 312 souls here in Cleveland. Not for the faint of heart and not recommended for young children.
WILLOUGHBY GHOST WALK
Cuyahoga County NE OH
GHOST WALK EVENTS
THE OHIO REFORMATORY
Richland County – NE OH
Location: 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905
This is not your normal ghost walk. This one you will be walking through The Ohio Reformatory. Check website for tour time availability.
HISTORICAL HAUNTS – Legends, Lore and Ghostly Tales
Warren Ohio SW OH
Dates: October 18, 20, 21, 25, 27 & 28, 2023
Location: 115 S. 4th Street, P.O. Box 12,
Waynesville, Ohio 45068
The Museum at the Friends Home culls the most fascinating legends & lore to delight visitors of all ages during our Historic Haunts tour of downtown Waynesville and the Quaker Hill area. History buffs will enjoy tales of the 215-year-old Village’s famous and infamous personalities.
SPIRITS OF THE CIRCLE TOUR: A SPOOKY WALK-THROUGH UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
Dates: October 20 & 28, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: University Circle, Cleveland, OH
Join us (University Circle) for a night of history, oddities, and spooky stories as you make your way around University Circle. Explore stops like the Cozad-Bates House, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Amasa Stone Chapel in this roughly 2-mile walk.
MADISON SEMINARY – Public Hunts
Lake County NE OH
Dates: October 20, 27 and November 25, 2023
Location: 6769 Middle Ridge Rd., Madison, OH
440.721.8937 | Facebook
Explore the haunted halls, encounter paranormal activity, and experience the ghostly history firsthand.
GARRISON GHOST WALK
Wood County NW OH
Dates: October 20-21, 27-28, 2023
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Meigs
29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551
419.874.4121 | fortmeigs.org
THE CASTLE GHOST TOURS
Washington County SE OH
Dates: October 20-21, 27, 2023
Location: The Castle
418 4th Street, Marietta, OH 45750
Tours begin every 15 minutes and last approximately 45 minutes.
Limit of 10 per group. (Recommended ages 8 and up.)
LEBANON GHOST WALK
Warren County – SW OH
Dates: Every weekend in October.
Location:Each Saturday, hunt a different building in Lebanon.
Take a walk, with historians Mike & Grant Sheehy, and explore Lebanon’s historic downtown. If ghosts are more your thing, take part in a ghost hunt when the Sheehys team up with Shadow Hunters Paranormal. Unravel the spooky stories of some of Lebanon’s unlucky residents and invoked the darker side of this idyllic little community.
HISTORICAL YOUNGSTOWN GHOST TOUR
Mahoning County NE OH
Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 5:30pm-10pm 7 tours. Last tour starts at 8:30 pm.
Location: Tyler History Center
325 West Federal Street Youngstown, OH 44503
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 27, 2023
Time: 7PM-9PM with the last tour leaving at 9 pm (Each tour lasts about an hour.)
Location: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420
Enjoy a spooky evening at Spiegel Grove with lantern tours through the dark wooded grounds and stops in the historic Hayes Home during Spirit Stories at Spiegel Grove on Friday, Oct. 27. Tours depart every 10 minutes.
Tickets required and are $15 for non-members and $10 for Hayes Presidential members. Advance tickets are recommended
VICTORIAN HOUSE GHOST WALK
Holmes County NE OH
Date: Oct. 28, 2023
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.
WALKING TOURS OF THE HISTORIC ATHENS ASYLUM
Athens County SE OH
Dates: October 28-29, 2023
Location: Meet in front of the Kennedy Museum of Art
100 Ridges Cir, Athens, OH 45701
Two hour outdoor walking tours.
Call SOHC at 740-592-2280 ext.100 to reserve your spot. Space will be limited.