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Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour

You are in the right place if you’re looking for thrills and chills in Fort Lauderdale. Uncover horrific accounts of the city’s origins on a creepy Fort Lauderdale ghost tour tonight!

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Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a Frot Lauderdale ghost tour where we’ll unveil the eerie haunted history of the City of Fort filled with mystery and murder.

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Why You Need to Take a Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour

Prepare to hear the raw, unbridled facts of Fort Lauderdal’s spine-chilling past. These terrifying tales are told by local and experienced tour guides and come straight from the source and blend history with folklore in the most chilling ways. You won’t be shocked by the fun time you’ll have with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours, but you will be kept awake at night by the ghost stories you’ll hear. Fort Lauderdale’s haunted history comes to life every night through our knowledgeable tour guides’ educating and eerie words. Don’t be scared. Book your Fort Lauderdale ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

Went for a tour with 3 friends, this was very informative. The tour guide Joe was awesome. Funny and animated he made everything very interesting. Now...

06.23.24
June Parker
 

Five Stars

Here for a girls trip! And this was on the list of things to do!! Joe was a blast and a great story teller, had me listing the whole time!!!

06.21.24
Carrie Hollandsworth
 

Five Stars

Loved 😍 it AWESOME !!! THANK YOU 😊

06.20.24
Maureen Cahir
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Why is Fort Lauderdale So Haunted?

It’s no wonder Fort Lauderdale is so haunted, with a history stretching back four thousand years. The Tequesta people settled along the New River all those years ago, but their prosperity was cut short with the arrival of Europeans. By 1743, the tribe only consisted of thirty members, and those who had not been shipped off to Cuba were mixed with the Seminole tribe. Warfare between the Seminoles and European settlers raged in Southern Florida during the early 1800s.

A series of forts were built along the river in 1838. Named after Major William Lauderdale, they served the small settlement well until they were abandoned in 1842. It would be fifty years until civilization returned to Fort Lauderdale when the railroads made their way through South Florida in 1892. A railroad worker named Philemon Nathaniel Bryan built the first hotel in Fort Lauderdale in 1905, spurring the city’s tourism industry. Some guests who checked into his hotel, now the Old Fort Lauderdale History Museum, never left.

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The 1920s and 30s brought gangsters and criminals into Fort Lauderdale. Fine weather and opportunity for business attracted them, while revenge and betrayal left them here in the foreverafter. Such is the case at the Old Coyote Ugly, a popular hangout for mobsters, where a Tony Soprano of sorts was gunned down in front of his favorite watering hole. His spirit has shocked many visitors to the historic bar.

These historic haunts were protected as time pa,ssed and Fort Lauderdale entered the modern era. But nothing could be done to wipe away the misery left behind by years of unrestricted carnage and greed. Find out all of Fort Lauderdale’s haunted secrets with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours. Book your spot on a Fort Lauderdale ghost tour tonight!

Why should you tour with us?

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You Want to Immerse Yourself In The Terrifying History of Fort Lauderdale– You want to feed the ghost.

Connect with the heart of this region and soak up some of the terrifying stories of the Fort. A place where every corner has a story, where every house has a skeleton to hide, where every person has a sin they would rather not shed light on. Our tour is thoroughly researched and based on facts — from history books, recorded accounts of hauntings, and documented ghost sightings.

A study at Princeton University may have proven the existence of ghosts. Researchers at Princeton University have been studying paranormal phenomena in a scientific context for almost 30 years, through a department called “PEAR”. It stands for “Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research”. PEAR is a scientific study of consciousness-related physical phenomena.

“Nearly three decades of intense experimentation leave little doubt that the anomalous physical phenomena appearing in the PEAR studies are valid, and are significantly correlated with such subjective variables as intention, meaning, resonance, and uncertainty… The primary importance of operator intention and emotional resonance with the task at hand, along with the operator-specific structure evident in the data, the absence of traditional learning patterns, and

the lack of explicit space and time dependence clearly predicate that no direct application or minor alteration of existing physical or psychological frameworks will suffice. ”

Human consciousness has an effect on our surroundings — what we think, fear, and believe in resonates and leaves traces. What does this have to do with a ghost tour? Ghost tours create feedback loops. The initial entity grows bolder and gains more energy with each tour group. The more you give it nutrition the more likely it will manifest. The ghost becomes more rambunctious, more willing to take a bite.

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You Have A Dark Sense Of Humor

Some of us like our stories, like we like our steaks, bloody and rare. Some of us love a good Agatha Christie Mystery, enjoy curling up to a great Stephen King, and wait anxiously for the next installment of our favorite slasher franchise. Some of us need that extra jolt of darkness when it comes to our stories. We are part of a community that enjoys a good scare — that anxiously wants our veins to bulge as our hearts get flooded with adrenaline. We need that kick. We are a vast community and, to us, there’s nothing more scintillating than a good fright on a cold dark windy night.

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You Need Something To Do That’s Different – a chilling date night

Life, sooner or later, becomes a bit dull. You feel like you’re just going through the motions, repeating the same routines over and over again. The same restaurant. The same bar. The same movie theater. The same re-hatched superhero movie. Step out of your comfort zone and book something different — something that’s strange, bizarre, ingenious, and exciting. Come with us on a once-in-lifetime trip and see the world from a different POV.

Did you know that our bodies release different hormones when we are thrilled or scared? Most of them influence attraction. There’s a reason why scary movies and roller coasters get the blood pumping and give that date night an exciting note to start out on. Join us on this would-be romantic and highly titillating tour. It does wonders for bonding.

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You Are Looking For Inspiration

You need a tale that inspires, that makes you dream new dreams and create your own stories. You need lore that helps you look at your hometown in a new light. Come with us as we travel through stories that are anything but tame. Stories that make you appreciate how weird and strange the world really is. These ghost stories will allow you to believe in the impossible and make you rethink what you know about reality. Some of them question the tangible and the rules of physics, which is a perfect recipe for unbridled imagination.

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You shopped until you dropped and the beach has lost its appeal

It’s bound to happen, sooner or later– you’re going to get tired of the beach. Too much sun, too much sand, and not enough adrenaline. Trying to stay relaxed turns out to be a very stressful job. Now you need something more. You need a great view of the city from a different POV. A view full of interesting history, spine-tingling tales, and a devilish amount of mischief. Come join us as we crawl down shadowy byways and riverside pavilions, and take a closer look at what Fort Lauderdale really offers its longtime residents.

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You’re tired of traditional tours and guides

Our guides will take you on a ride, they will interact, they will question, they will command the attention of the group. Are you sick and tired of all those terrible tour guides? The ones that seem to slide by with the bare minimum? Our experienced guides will take you on an experience you will never forget. They are the polar opposite of traditional. Get ready to scream, to laugh, maybe even shed a tear. Visit the Fort the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t one you to know about.

Most Haunted Places in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The King-Cromartie House

One of the first homes in Fort Lauderdale, the 1907 King-Cromartie House is haunted by family members and children of a former schoolhouse who died of yellow fever.

Esplanade Park

The screams of ghastly children are heard in this former Native American settlement where a European settler family was scalped alive in an act of revenge in 1836.

The New River Inn

Fort Lauderdale’s first hotel, constructed in 1905 and now operating as a museum, is haunted by former guests and “Lulu Marshall,” who drowned nearby in the New River in 1899.

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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