September 28, 2022
There are some spooktacular mysteries in Lancaster, from haunting tales to fatal curses to star-crossed lovers. Discover these stories and get involved with the paranormal activities of one of America’s oldest cities during your vacation. Go on one of the Ghost Tours of Lancaster to learn more about these chilling tales and explore some of the supposedly haunted places that you will encounter during your visit. Prepare to hear some killer ghost stories of Lancaster PA!
A candlelight walking tour in Lancaster City is a great way to explore the haunting tales of the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish Country. Hear long-forgotten mysteries from the Red Rose City’s thorny past while on your historic and scenic tour with the Ghost Tour of Lancaster. This Lancaster ghost tour is about 90 minutes long and departs from the Soldiers & Sailors Monument at Penn Square.
While the tour schedule varies, there will be tours available most nights in September and each night in October. Tickets are just $20 a person and $15 for those ages 4 through 12, and the tour departs at 8pm. The riveting tales you will hear on this Lancaster ghost tour are based on the book Ghost Stories of Lancaster, PA, and will be sure to thrill you and your tour group. Engage in the history of opera house phantoms and lost family fortunes among ghoulish hauntings. You won’t be disappointed!
The same company that offers the Ghost Tour of Lancaster also has another unique tour just 10 minutes south of Lancaster in the small historic town of Strasburg! Tours depart from the corner of Main & Decatur Streets in front of the bank (1 E. Main Street, Strasburg). This candlelit walking tour is led by a costumed tour guide who will spin tales of haunted mansions, eerie graveyards, and more!
Brace yourself for a haunted attraction like no other! No one does Halloween like Jason’s Woods and you can experience this bone-chilling attraction every weekend from Mid-September to Halloween. The Jason’s Woods haunted attractions include the Horrifying Hayride, Chamber of Horrors, Zombie Apocalypse, Lost in Jason’s Woods, and the Carnival of Fear. You are sure to be spooked at all of these creepy haunted house attractions.
Field of Screams is open annually from early September to early November. This is one of the top Halloween attractions in the county and includes 4 attractions: Haunted Hayride, The Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum and Nocturnal Wasteland. You’ll also enjoy live music and an Artist Demonstration by Brian Dunn!
There are a number of packages available including Behind the Scenes tours, Unlimited visits throughout the season and a VIP ticket that allows you to cut the line. There are multiple attractions within the complex, some of which can be closed for inclement weather, others are indoors & operate rain or shine. Be sure to book your tickets in advance and arrive at your scheduled time. Also note, this property is a FARM and you need to dress accordingly.
After being scared on a Lancaster ghost tour, come back and huddle under the covers at Historic Smithton Inn. Don’t worry, though; you are safe at our luxurious bed and breakfast. You will enjoy some charming accommodations in the heart of Amish Country as well as great amenities. Enjoy our electric vehicle charging station, a complimentary breakfast each morning, and a hospitable concierge service to help plan the rest of your your trip. Built in 1763, we don’t THINK there are any ghosts, maybe we’re just not as sensitive to them as you are!! Book your room and let us know!
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