Haunted Walks & Tours to Take in Buffalo

Published on September 30, 2016


Buffalo Central Terminal

Buffalo Central Terminal / Photo by trainweb.org


If there were ever a time to get your fill of ghost stories it’s now.  Get in the mood for Halloween by exploring Buffalo’s most haunted locations through these upcoming ghost tours, walks, pub crawls, and hunts!
While you’re browsing your options check out our guides on Haunted Tours & Walks to Take in the Northtowns and Haunted Tours & Walks to Take in the SouthtownsDid we miss one? Email us at info@stepoutbuffalo.com!
 

Buffalo’s Theater District Ghost Walks 

Thursdays with founder/author Mason Winfield: 10/13 & 10/27
Fridays with guide Sun Mones: 10/7 & 10/21
Saturdays with consultant/author Gerald Halligan: 10/1, 10/15 & 10/29
Meeting Place: SPoT Coffee, 227 Delaware, Buffalo NY  
Reservations Necessary  /  $15 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  TICKETS
While the itinerary for this tour is somewhat of a mystery, the first possible stop that comes to mind is Shea’s Performing Arts Center.  Thing theater superstitions, War of 1812 hauntings, speakeasy-era spooks, and two of the creepiest “true” tales that appear on any of HHGW’s tours.
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Expo Market or Cabaret
 

 

Canalside Haunted Pub Crawl

Fridays and Saturdays in October
Meeting Place: Canalside – 44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Reservations Necessary  /  $20  /  TICKETS
These tours are presented in partnership with Mason Winfield’s Haunted History Ghost Walks and feature more than just scary stuff – they also offer buy 1, get 1 Labatt Beer specials at the beginning and end of the tour. Plus, see and hear paranormal evidence gathered by local ghost hunters, and experience chilling real life stories of hauntings, spooks and murder.
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Ballyhoo or Swannie House
 

Canalside Ghost Walks

Friday 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Saturday 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Meeting Place: The Pavilion Tent along the re-watered Erie Canal in Canalside (the large white tent structure about 50 yards away from Shark Girl) – 44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Reservations Necessary  /  $15 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  TICKETS
Join the HHGW tour of Buffalo’s revived Canalside district for a crash course in local supernatural history, HHGW style. This tour has a heavy dose of material from military history to the Erie Canal-era, the days of the Buffalo Creek Reservation, the War of 1812, and the Old First Ward, and more.
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Pizza Plant or (716) Food & Sport
 

 

Allentown Ghost Walk

Thursdays with founder/author Mason Winfield: 10/6 & 10/20
Fridays with guide Sun Mones: 9/30; 10/14 & 10/28
Saturdays with consultant/author Gerald Halligan: 10/8 & 10/22
Meeting Place: Allen Street Hardware Cafe – 245 Allen St., Buffalo
Reservations Necessary  /  $15 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  TICKETS
“Murders, mysteries, and amorous intrigues… Classic architecture, Native American legends, and battlefield ghosts…” What more could you want?
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Allen Burger Venture or Billy Club
 

Larkinville Ghost Walks

Tuesdays in October 
Meeting Place: Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan Street, Buffalo
Reservations Necessary  /  $15 Adults, $10 Ages 7-11, Under 7 FREE  /  TICKETS
“A spellbinding new tour” of the revived Larkinville District. “This fairly short walking tour is dense with hidden, homegrown and long-forgotten mysteries: religious/spiritual visions, War of 1812 traumas, world-famous Spiritualist mediums, Native American legends, and startling local ghosts.”
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Hydraulic Hearth, Buffalo Brewing Co., or Flying Bison Brewing Co.
 

Beyond Ghosts Para-Historical Tours

10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22, 10/27, 10/28, and 10/29
Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212 
Reservations Necessary  /  $20  /  TICKETS
These tours happen every half hour at Buffalo’s Central Terminal from 6pm – 10pm – so they are easy to work into a busy Halloween schedule! Take this chance to explore the beautiful inside of this east side icon.
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Arty’s or Hydraulic Hearth (in Larkin District)
 

 

Buffalo Central Terminal Intimate Ghost Hunts

10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212 
Reservations Necessary  /  $60  /  TICKETS
A more intimate setting (fewer people) than the above Beyond Ghosts Tours. One of the best parts is the sneak peek into the historical building that once saw tons of traffic as a functioning train station in Buffalo’s best years (until now that is).
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Arty’s or Hydraulic Hearth (in Larkin District)
 

Buffalo Central Terminal Public Ghost Hunts

10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Meeting Place: Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212 
Reservations Necessary  /  $30  /  TICKETS
If you’re up for some hardcore ghost hunting, this option at Buffalo’s Central Terminal is for you. Be warned, it’s a bit longer than the others and may or may not be scarier too. Read all about our experience with it here!
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Arty’s or Hydraulic Hearth (in Larkin District)
 

The Dudley Hotel Public Ghost Hunt

Saturday 10/8
Meeting Place: The Dudley Hotel, 123 Main Street, Salmanca NY (about and hour and 15 min south of the city of Buffalo)
Reservations Necessary  /  $40  /  TICKETS
Join Beyond Ghosts, on Saturday, October 8th, from 9pm to 3am, as they have been granted unprecedented access to one of the most unexplored haunts in the Southern Tier…the infamous Dudley Hotel. This is a rare chance to attempt to collect evidence of paranormal phenomena at a normally “off limits” Western New York hot spot! IMO if you’re willing to trek down there, you might as well make a weekend out of it and head over to Fall Fest in Ellicottville too.
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: Villagio in Ellicottville
 

Buffalo Naval Park Public Ghost Hunt

Friday 10/14
Meeting Place: 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo
Reservations Necessary  /  $35  /  TICKETS
Spend the evening roaming the historic vessels of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park with Beyond Ghosts searching for the odd, the paranormal, the unexplained…
The Buffalo Naval Park was featured on the SyFy Channel’s ground breaking paranormal documentary series “Ghost Hunters” in 2013, the episode titled “Phantom Fleet,”  due to the multitude of claims by staff and visitors alike that ghosts DO inhibit the park. Time to see for yourself, don’t ya thing?
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: William K’s or Pearl Street Grill
 

The Iron Island Museum Guided Tours

Thursdays
998 Lovejoy Street, Buffalo
Reservations Recommended  /  $5  /  TICKETS
The Iron Island Museum has special hours for self-guided and guided tours.  Hours for the museum are Thursday from 6pm – 8:30pm and Friday through Saturday from 10am – 12:30pm.  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.
 
 

Paranormal Walks: Creepy Cobblestone District

Saturdays in October
Meeting Place: Iron Works, 49 Illinois Street, Buffalo NY 14204
No Reservations Necessary  /  $10, Under 7 FREE  /  TICKETS
Supposedly The Cobblestone District is one 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. Additional free parking across from Helium on Mississippi St.
SOB Food/Drink Recommendation: The Mahoney at Fairmont Creamery
 
Did we miss one? Email us at info@stepoutbuffalo.com!

WRITTEN BY

the blonderooster

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.

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