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Best Haunted Tours / Walks / Pub Crawls to Take in WNY 2017


If you love a good scare, you’re in luck — spooky season is here! Coming up this month there are so many chances to get your fill of haunted tales. Since we can’t get enough, we put together a guide of every single upcoming ghost tour / walk / pub crawl worth checking out, broken up by area. In other words, start planning!

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Double Decker Bus Ghost Tour

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October

Meeting Place: Lakeward Spirits Thursdays and Fridays, Flying Bison on Saturdays 

Reservations Necessary  /  $25 Adults /  MORE INFO

About: We’ve gathered all the best evidence of ghosts and paranormal activity in Buffalo and share it with you in a multi-media presentation that will amaze, and quite possibly, make you believe in ghosts!  During this spine tingling tour you’ll visit two pubs plus we’ll board the ships at the Naval Park–Buffalo’s #1 haunted location! Performances are about two hours long and cost $25 per person, offered most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in September and October.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Hydraulic Hearth

 

Buffalo Theater District Ghost Walk

Saturdays October 7, 14, 21, 28 

Meeting Place: SPoT Coffee, 227 Delaware, Buffalo NY

Reservations Necessary  /  $15* Adults, $10* Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  MORE INFO

Haunted History Ghost Walks takes you through various theater superstitions, War of 1812 hauntings, speakeasy-era spooks, and two of the creepiest “true” tales that appear on any of their tours.

 

 

Allentown Literary Ghost Walk

2017 Dates Coming Soon!

Meeting Place: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Ave. or Buffalo or Karpeles Manuscript Museum at 453 Porter Ave.

Reservations Necessary / $20 Adults, $15 Students/Explorer Pass Holders/TR Site Members/Allentown Association Members  / MORE INFO

Hear the tales that inspired writers like Mark Twain, Anna Katharine Green, and Harry Castlemon while touring authentic Victorian homes that are rumored to be haunted. There are two different walking routes to choose from. The Allentown Central tour includes North Street, Irving Place, Park Street, and Virginia Street, and the Allentown West tour includes Symphony Circle, College Street, Cottage Street, and Day’s Park.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Allen Burger Venture or Billy Club

 

Allentown Ghost Walk

Thursday, October 12, Fridays October 6, 13, 20, 27

Meeting Place: Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo, NY

Reservations Necessary  / $15* Adults, $10* Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  MORE INFO

This tour involves plenty of murders, mysteries, and amorous intrigues. In addition, you’ll get the added perks of classic architecture, Native American legends, and battlefield ghosts. According to their website, the Haunted History Ghost Walk of Allentown has been one of HHGW’s most popular tours since 1999.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Falley Allen

 

Larkinville Ghost Walks

10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24

Meeting Place: Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan Street, Buffalo

Reservations Necessary  /  $15 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  MORE INFO

Explore the revived Larkinville District during this fairly short walking tour. The tour is filled with hidden, homegrown, and long-forgotten mysteries about the War of 1812, world-famous Spiritualist mediums, Native American legends, and local ghosts.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Hydraulic Hearth, Buffalo Brewing Co., or Flying Bison Brewing Co.

 

Beyond Ghosts Halloween Ghost Hunt and Tour

10/7, 10/14

Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212

Reservations Necessary  /  $20  /  MORE INFO

Get in the spooky spirit by exploring the inside of one of WNY’s most haunted buildings. There are six of these tours – so they are easy to work into a busy Halloween schedule! Take this chance to learn more about the history of the terminal while listening to ghosts stories and paranormal activity accounts.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Arty’s Grill or Hydraulic Hearth (in Larkin District)

 

Family Friendly Halloween Tours at Buffalo Central Terminal

10/7

Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212

Reservations recommended  /  $6 Presale, $10 at door, Kids 10 and under are FREE!  /  MORE INFO

If you’re hoping to get on one of these family friendly tours at Buffalo Central Terminal, this is your only chance! Limited ticket tours are scheduled to begin at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Tickets include exclusive access to the building, participation in the tour, FREE photo op with Buffalo’s BEST Jason Voorhees, contests and games for both adults AND children, the strolling magic of Magician Dan Pritchard, door prizes, costumed characters (family friendly), and an exhibit of Paranormal Phenomena captured at the Buffalo Central Terminal by the location’s in-house group…Beyond Ghosts (yes, real ghost evidence)!

 

Public Ghost Investigation of Buffalo Central Terminal

10/21, 10/28

Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212

Reservations recommended  /  $30  /  MORE INFO

Join Beyond Ghosts LLC on Saturday, October 21st & October 28th at the Buffalo Central Terminal as they open the doors and allow an exclusive exploration of one of the most haunted places in Western New York! The adventure consists of everyone breaking off into groups, each group exploring areas of the terminal like Fedele’s Apartment, the Trolley Lobby, Baggage Claim area, and more. This one is for the most experienced ghost hunter vs the casual pub crawler if you know what we mean.

 

Para-Historical Tours of Buffalo Central Terminal

10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28

Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212

Reservations recommended  /  $20  /  MORE INFO

Beyond Ghosts is bringing back its popular Para-History Tours to the Central Terminal. During this tour, learn a little bit of both of the fascinating history of the Central Terminal as well as the ghostly stories and claims of paranormal activity that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up! Stand in the exact location in the Central Terminal where this haunting evidence was captured and hear and see what was caught that possibly can prove that paranormal activity does exist at the Buffalo Central Terminal.

 

Paranormal Investigation of the Buffalo Naval Park

Friday 10/13

Meeting Place: 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo

Reservations Necessary  /  $25  /  MORE INFO

Spend the evening roaming the historic vessels with Beyond Ghosts. While aboard, you’ll search for the odd, the paranormal, and the unexplained. Did you know the Buffalo Naval Park made an appearance on SyFy Channel’s series “Ghost Hunters” in 2013? Seeing is believing, and it’s time to see for yourself.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: William K’s or Pearl Street Grill

 

The Iron Island Museum Guided Tours

Thursdays

Meeting Place: 998 Lovejoy Street, Buffalo

Reservations Recommended  /  $5  /  MORE INFO

The Iron Island Museum has special hours for self-guided and guided tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  The self-guided tours are $2 per person and the guided ghost tours are $5 per person.  It shouldn’t surprise you that a building that went from a church to a funeral home to a museum may have some spiritual presence still lurking around.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Flying Bison Brewing or Blackthorn

 

 

Paranormal Walks: Cobblestone/Canalside

Saturdays until 10/28

Meeting Place: Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois Street, Buffalo NY 14204

No Reservations Necessary  /  $10, Under 7 FREE  /  MORE INFO

Supposedly the Cobblestone District and Canalside are two of Buffalo’s oldest neighborhoods with a past that has traversed through nearly every aspect of the paranormal. Pro Tip: get free parking on non-arena nights in the parking lot directly next to Iron Works on Illinois St. There’s additional free parking across from Helium on Mississippi St.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: The Mahony

 

Marble Orchard Ghost Walks

10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28

Meeting Place: International Peace Garden, 476 Center Street, Lewiston

No Reservations Necessary  / Adults: $15, children under 12 $5. Appropriate for all ages. /  MORE INFO

Travel back in time with the Marble Orchard Players as you hear stories of tragedy, crime, mayhem, and murder. These offbeat, theatrical guides walk take you through the Village Cemetery and provide an eerie adventure along the way. Don’t forget a flashlight!

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Water Street Landing or Carmelo’s

 

Paranormal Walks: Lockport

Saturdays until 10/28

Meeting Place: Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream – 79 Canal Street, Lockport

No Reservations Necessary  /  $10 per person, Under 7 FREE  /  MORE INFO

It’s been said that Lockport as one of WNY’s oldest towns has a truly bizarre past. But don’t take anyone’s word for it. Go see for yourself on the next Paranormal Walk where you’ll meet at Lake Effect Ice Cream for interactive tours covering the paranormal, ghosts, conspiracies, and more. Pro Tip: there’s free parking in the Discovery Center lot.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Lake Effect Ice Cream

 

Paranormal Walks: Medina

Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25

Meeting Place: Meggie Moo’s Ice Cream Cafe, 114 East Center Street, Medina

No Reservations Necessary  / $10 per person, children under 7 free /  MORE INFO

This year prepare to learn about the paranormal impact of two bizarre Medina murders. Masonic secrets, Iroquois legends, Civil War era ghosts, and haunted theaters are just some of the mysteries of this old Erie Canal village, truly one of the hidden gems in all of Western New York.

 

The Phantom Captain Ghost Hunt 

Tuesday, October 17

Meeting Place: Outside Lake Effect Ice Cream, 79 Canal St., Lockport

$20 each  /  MORE INFO

Run by Paranormal Walks LLC, this investigation will have two purposes – first they will recreate the events of October 29, 2016 (more on that here) with an explanation of who the man was, over a century ago when he walked the earth, and second it will be an attempt to gather evidence through evp, emf, and full spectrum analysis of this haunted location.

 

Rolling Hills Asylum Ghost Hunts

Mondays – Saturdays until October 30

Meeting Place: 11001 Bethany Center Rd, East Bethany, NY 14054

Reservations Necessary  /  $35  /  MORE INFO

Rolling Hills Asylum has long history of paranormal activity as the former Genesee County Poor House, in East Bethany, NY. Often resembling a reformatory, poorhouses usually housed orphaned children, families, destitute elderly, physically handicapped, mentally unstable, morally corrupt, even criminals. Check out the many events, tours, and ghost hunts available almost daily for a good scare about an hour East of Buffalo.

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Séance Series

10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/4

Meeting Place: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst

Reservations Necessary  /  The Trumpet Horn: $35, $30 for members & The Crystal Ball: $50, $45 for members  /  MORE INFO

This Victorian Séance Series focuses on spiritualism, Victorian mourning culture, and how death impacted the WNY community in the 19th century. Each evening will begin with a talk and finish with a Victorian-style séance, either the Trumpet Horn program or the Crystal Ball program.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: New York Beer Project

 

Ghost Walk: The Supernatural Roycroft

10/20

Meeting Place: The Roycroft Inn – 40 S. Grove Street, East Aurora, NY

Reservations Necessary  /  $15 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  MORE INFO

Take this classic tour of the myth, magic, and mystery of East Aurora’s historic Roycroft Campus. Occult symbolism, sacred astronomy, Arts & Crafts mysticism, campus ghosts, and “The Five Deaths of Elbert Hubbard” will all be covered and you better believe the tour will be led by HHGW founder Mason Winfield.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: The Roycroft Inn or Wallenwein’s Hotel

 

 

Paranormal Walks: Hamburg

Fridays until 10/27

Meeting Place: Main Street Ice Cream – 35 Main Street, Hamburg, NY

No Reservations Necessary  /  $10 per person, children under 7 free  /  MORE INFO

Head to Hamburg for a look into Hamburg’s connection to TWO presidential assassination conspiracies along with plenty of haunted tales. This interactive historical tour claims to be intensely researched and will cover mysteries of the past, strange deaths, demons, secret societies, and more. Pro tip: there’s free parking in Hamburg Village parking lot right next to Main Street Ice Cream and fantastic homemade ice cream right inside Main Street Ice Cream.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: The Grange Community Kitchen or Carte Blanche

 

East Aurora Haunted Pub Crawls

10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28

Meeting Place: Tony Rome’s Globe Hotel – 711 Main St., East Aurora, NY

Reservations Necessary  /  $20  /  TICKETS

What’s better than a pub crawl? A haunted pub crawl. Gather at 6:30 and start crawling at 7pm from there you’ll head to 4 different pubs on the East End of the village, stopping here and there to learn historical and haunted tidbits about this quintessential small town. Drinks are not included, but good times are.

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: 42 North Brewing Co. & Griffon Gastropub

 

East Aurora: The Village Ghost Walk

Saturdays 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28, Wednesdays 10/11, 10/25

Meeting Place: The Roycroft Inn – 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora

Reservations Necessary  /  Saturdays: $20 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE; Wednesdays: Adults $15  /  MORE INFO

Join this village classic Haunted Ghost Walk led by the founder himself, Mason Winfield. The tour begins outside The Roycroft Inn just off Main Street and tells the lovely tales of local ghosts, occult architecture, prehistoric battlefields, gripping supernatural experiences, child-stealing Little People, and the legendary “Suicide Alley…” Sounds fun doesn’t it?

SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Elm Street Bakery & Yoshi

 

Haunted 1829 Ellicottville Town Hall Ghost Hunt

10/24

$20  /  MORE INFO

This ghost hunt inside of historic Ellicottville Town Hall begins with a lecture on Haunted Ellicottville and the history of the Town Hall, then ghost hunters break up into small groups to gather evidence and reassemble to examine evidence and enjoy some refreshments.

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