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Burlington Ghost Tour

Monsters, bloodshed, natural disasters, and more have all left their mark on the quaint Vermont city. Discover them tonight with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

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Join our Burlington ghost tour to explore the haunting tales that have captured imaginations for centuries and uncover the unjustly cursed that skulk in the darkest corners of the city.

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Why You Need to Take a Burlington Ghost Tour

Burlington has many quaint shops and scenic landscapes. It also has a past brimming with restless spirits. Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours whisks you away on a spooky adventure through the city’s most haunted hotspots. Uncover the battlegrounds that claimed hundreds of lives, listen to the tale of a centuries-old sea monster, and hear the chilling secrets of the Burlington waterfront, where fire, famine, and more ravaged the local people. This isn’t your average ghost tour – it’s a portal to a bygone era filled with stories that will send a shiver down your spine. Do you dare to uncover the truth about Burlington’s haunted history?

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Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Christy Clark
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
John James
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Jesse Peters
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Why is Burlington So Haunted?

Burlington was previously home to indigenous Abenaki and Mohawk tribes. These people established Burlington’s first spooky sighting: a giant, serpentine monster in modern-day Lake Champlain called him the “Gitaskog.” Today, we call him “Champ the Lake Monster,” and more than 600 people claim to have laid eyes on Champ since European settlers began moving in on this area in 1609.

Burlington’s past isn’t only marked by folklore. The War of 1812 is a grim chapter in the town’s history book. During this time, 5,000 US servicemen were stationed in the town, and before long, disease and unsanitary living conditions claimed hundreds of lives. Legend has it that their spirits still wander the town, searching for a steamboat or railroad ticket back home.

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Burlington prospered in the mid-1800s when the city became the U.S.’s third-largest lumber supplier. Eventually, the local supply of wood began to dry up, and Burlington began to trade other goods, using a new railroad system to do so. Sadly, hundreds of workers lost their lives building the Vermont Central Railroad and the Rutland Railroad. Then, in 1895, a series of fires destroyed several buildings along Burlington’s waterfront, including mills, warehouses, and even a fire station.

These days, the once-industrial waterfront area has been transformed into a recreational area with plenty of green space—however, Burlington’s turbulent past lives on through otherworldly occurrences and an unshakeable sense of melancholy. Not every ghostly tale disappears with time. With Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours, you can take a trip back in time and uncover Burlington’s hidden history.

Why should you tour with us?

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You Want To Hear The Myths and Legends of Lake Champlain

The massive lake between the New York and Vermont border has instilled fear and fascination since before Burlington was founded. Deep water and cold temperatures have fueled speculation of serpents and spirits beyond the pale. Hear all about it on a haunted Burlington tour with Burlington Ghosts.

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You Need Familly Friendly Activities in Burlington, VT

Do you have the kids with you? Take them on a spooky, family-friendly Burlington ghost tour with Burlington Ghosts. Our tours are perfect for all ages and are great for those looking to tire out their kids with a walk!

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You Are Looking For Things To Do On The Way To Canada

If you are heading up to the great white north for a weekend getaway in Montreal or Ottawa, why not make a pit stop in Burlington? The Queen City is a great place to rest, only two hours from the border. Make your overnight stay worthwhile with a tour from Burlington Ghosts

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You Need To Get Your Feet Back On Land!

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Burlington is Lake Champlain. While diving or sailing in and along the brisk waters can be a great time, you may eventually need some ground under your feet. Walk through the downtown Burlington area and get some great entertainment along with it.

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You Can’t Get Enough Of The Macabre and Morose

Morose dark tales of woe and despair lurk in the shadows of nearly every American city, even one as picturesque and quaint as Burlington. Discover an almost endless amount of unexplained activity and true crime tales with Burlington Ghosts.

Most Haunted Places in Burlington, VT

American Flatbread

Today, it’s a popular restaurant. A few decades ago, it witnessed multiple suicides and is now a haunted hotspot. Visit American Flatbread if you dare.

The Follett House

This beautiful old house has lived many lives since its construction in the 1800s. These days, it’s chock full of restless souls who can’t seem to leave the Follett House behind.

Railroad Crossing

Railroads are often rife with paranormal activity. This particular crossing is home to several paranormal spirits who, in some cases, reenact their untimely deaths.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt to distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.
The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

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Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021