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Cincinnati Ghost Tour

Are you looking for an excellent ghost tour of historical Cincinnati? Book a ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

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Why You Need to Take Our Cincinnati Ghost Tour

You’ll hear firsthand accounts from others who have experienced the unexplained – it could be a creepy encounter from a guest or the tour guide’s own! It doesn’t matter if you’re just visiting Ohio or looking into the haunted past of your hometown. Our adventures are haunting experiences that you’ll never forget!

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Five Stars

Our group had a wonderful time! It was a great mix of history and ghost stories with some humor thrown in the mix. Patrick and Sydney were great guide...

05.13.24
Ash Sisson
 

Five Stars

My husband, adult son and myself were the only ones on the tour with Patrick. Patrick was an excellent guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the s...

05.13.24
Rosemary Buetikofer
 

Five Stars

Sydney was an awesome tour guide! She kept the tour fun and educational! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for something tod...

05.11.24
Auston Irvin
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Why is Cincinnati So Haunted?

The Shawnee Native Americans were the first to inhabit Cincinnati. Once European settlers and migrated Native Americans encroached on their land, the Shawnee way of life changed. They were now competing with the Europeans and other migrated Native Americans for the land and fur trade. By 1794 most of the original inhabitants were forced out of the region that is now Cincinnati. 

 

In 1802 Cincinnati became chartered a town with James Smith serving as the first town Marshall. With the invention of steamboats, Cincinnati was the primary transporter of crops and livestock via the Ohio River. Cincinnati became a meatpacking center where livestock was slaughtered, butchered, sold, and shipped. The town became known as “Porkopolis” as the pork processing center of the country. 

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In Civil War times, Cincinnati became an essential stop for the underground railroad. It was used primarily by enslaved African Americans to escape to free states and Canada, assisted by abolitionists. During World War I, Cincinnati citizens, including children, found ways to support the war effort. This made people apprehensive about getting involved in war efforts for World War II until the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. 

Cincinnati suffered its share of disasters over the years. Flooding was a common occurrence in Cincinnati. Violent tornados were also a threat to Cincinnati. Cincinnati has a rich history with many stories behind it. The mixed cultural influences brought both trials and tribulations, but it helped mold Cincinnati into what it is today.



Why should you tour with us?

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You want to make your visit to Cincinnati unforgettable

While we welcome explorers of all ages, it’s not for the faint of heart. This historical tour will bring to light Cincinnati’s dark past in a way that is fun, thrilling, and more than spooky! As we walk through one of Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhoods, get ready to see a new side of the city you’ll have to experience to believe. 

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You want to spice up date night

There’s no need to draw straws on what to do for date night…We’ve got everything taken care of. Just show up and we'll do the talking, and let you do the hand-holding! This ghost tour is the perfect night to make things fun and switch up a night on the couch with the same recycled Netflix shows. You’ll be talking about this night for many moons to come! 

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You need a fun way to walk off the beer

We get it. Cincinnati’s beer scene is impressive. Eventually, you’ll reach your limit and be itching to experience our one-of-a-kind ghost tour. But we hope you don’t get too sick of beer, because one of our stops happens to be Taft’s Ale House. Breweries are deeply woven into the history of Cincinnati. Set down your glass for the night, and come experience a sobering reality. 

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You've done all the shopping and are ready for another fun walking activity

Findlay Market is one of the oldest public markets in Cincinnati, making it a historical point of interest. And yet, so are all the stops on our tour! Our evening ghost tours are the perfect activity once all the shops and attractions close for the night. You can get your goodies in the day and your goosebumps at night!

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Your curious about the otherworldly

Whether you’re a Ghost Adventure fanatic or a hard-blown skeptic, our tour is perfect for you. You will discover numerous historic accounts of authentic hauntings that will put cold-blooded fear rushing deep through your veins. Bring your skeptic friends or your crazy aunt; all are guaranteed an experience they'll never forget! 

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You want to learn more about this historic city

This beautiful Queen City is famous for its many attractions, architecture, and cuisine. But none of these things would be what they are today without the complex history that lays the foundation. Join us on this tour to learn not only a new side of Cincinnati that you haven’t seen but a deeper appreciation for the city’s enthralling past.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN CINCINNATI, OH

1313 Vine St

First constructed in 1855, 1313 Vine St. has a rich history. Its inclusion on our ghost tour is primarily due to what lies beneath—the two sub-basements of the lower level span 4,400 square feet with remnants of the brewery that once existed. Down there, you can feel the hair rise as you stand in the presence of all who once passed through.

Wooden Nickel Antiques

As the home of all things antique since 1976, Wooden Nickel houses various light fixtures and ornaments that date back decades. It is hard not to feel the presence of the previous owners of these items when walking through the enormous store. Some of these items date back to the 1800s, not long after the founding of Cincinnati.

The Betts House

As the oldest brick house in Cincinnati, having stood for 217 years, the Betts House undeniably earns its place on our tour. Four generations of the Betts family have lived in the home throughout the centuries, once a 100-acre farmhouse.  A house with such an extensive history is bound to possess secrets. You can discover these for yourself on our tour with US Ghost Adventures.

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 or 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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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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