What, or whom, is buried beneath the State Theatre?
Which infamous murderer’s ghost still haunts the shores of Lake Cayuga today?
What happened during the Buffalo Street bobsledding trip gone wrong?
Take the tour and find out – if you dare….
One of our most popular annual events, the Haunted History Tour is a one-hour guided walk of downtown Ithaca and its surrounding neighborhoods, highlighting sites of interest and the ‘ghosts’ who inhabited them.
Join us as the people and places of Tompkins County’s rich history are brought to life by a cast of actors, storytellers and other performers who appear along the way to tell the stories of murder, haunting, and some of the more unusual occurrences that have occurred in local history.
When: Tours run at 7pm, 7:30pm and 8pm unless otherwise specified
Where: Tours depart from the Ticket Center/Visit Center on the Ithaca Commons, just to the left of the main entrance to Center Ithaca.
- Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes
- Feel free to bring a flashlight.
- Rain ponchos will be available if it rains, but the tour will not run if there is lightning.
- Contact The Ticket Center to reserve a spot in advance.
- Group tours or student tours can be scheduled during any tour night for an additional fee
Ticket Information: $16 per person.
or call 607.273.4497
Tours fill up quick – therefor we strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance to ensure a spot on a tour.
Any Walk Ups must arrive at 6:50pm on any given tour night to pay for a tour that night. Some nights only 1 or 2 tours go, or tours sell out, therefore if you show up for an 8pm tour we might be gone or you may not be able to join a tour if it is full. Please arrive at 6:50pm and we’ll let you know what is available for the evening.
Fall 2012 Schedule:
Saturday, September 29 (Apple Harvest Festival)
Saturday, October 6–cancelled
Saturday, October 13
Saturday, October 20
Friday, October 26
Saturday, October 27
Final Tour: The uncensored version. Tour departs at 11:13pm and ends at last call. Must be 21+ to attend this tour.
“Outstanding job at the Haunted History tour! The actors were
amazing…thanks so much for the great experience…”
-Mark A. Sarvary, Ithaca, NY
“You and your cast of many are to be congratulated for the outstanding job you are doing with the Living History Tour. It was such fun to return to Ithaca’s past yesterday and everyone that was with me really got into the spirit of it all. I highly recommend it – Just remember to wear comfortable shoes. It is a good walk.
-Joan Barnes, Ithaca, NY
“My adult daughter and I took the ghost walk last night. Wonderful job folks and special kudos to the last two actresses who performed for us. Keep the History flowing!”
-Jim Mica, Ithaca, NY