What is the Willoughby Ghost Walk?
The Ghost Walk is an approx. 1 hour and 45 minute lantern-lit guided walking tour of downtown Willoughby, Ohio, narrated by experienced story-tellers.
Do we need reservations?
Yes, pre-paid reservations are required. Reserve online through this website using the RESERVATIONS tab above. (You do not need a Paypal membership to use any major credit card to purchase your tickets. It's guaranteed to be safe and simple and is virtually identical to any major online shopping cart enabled site experience.) OR you can call (440)710-4140 to make your reservations by phone and pay by credit card.
Where do I purchase tickets?
How much does the Tour Cost?
- online using the reservations tab above
- phone (440) 710-4140
What about private tours?
- Adults are $15.00 each
- Children (12 and under) are $9.00 each
The Willoughby Ghost Walk is the perfect tour for team building, office groups, birthday parties, book
clubs, bachelor/bachelorette evenings, and family gatherings. The tour appeals to scout troops, Red Hatters,
school groups, senior groups, church youth groups and anyone looking for a new and exciting experience! Private tours can be arranged almost any weekday evening, and the Willoughby Ghost Walk can be scheduled year round, any weather (if you are willing we are willing)! Private weekend tours are available during the season but are limited. A minimum of twelve adults is needed to arrange a private tour please. Arrangements must be made in advance. Call Cathi at (440) 710-4140 for details. Private daytime tours are also available.
When will the tickets arrive?
When you purchase online, please print your order summary after completing your order. This will serve as your ticket. NO TICKETS WILL BE SENT! We are notified of your purchase and the date of your reservation and keep detailed records regarding these items.
What if my plans change or I can't make my reserved tour?
The show will go on without you! Tickets are non-refundable.
If I have another question what are your hours?
Someone should be available to answer your questions Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m EST and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Simply call us at (440) 710-4140. Please leave a detailed voice mail message if the ghost phone is not answered by a human.
Where does the tour begin?
The Ghost Walk departs from the Masonic Temple Building, 36 Public Square, downtown Willoughby, OH (click here for directions) Saturdays at 8 p.m. (June through August) AND Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. (September) AND Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays at 7 and 8pm (October). Dates are scheduled subject to availability.
What time should we get there?
Arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to departure time.
What should we wear?
Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
What if it rains?
We make every attempt to conduct the tour, therefore, we the tour will go in the rain (so dress accordingly and bring an umbrella!). If the weather is too severe, or becomes severe while on tour - the tour may be canceled. The decision is typically made at tour time. Canceled tours due to inclement weather may be rescheduled or will be refunded.
What is the average size of the tour?
We try to limit the Willoughby Ghost Walk to no more than 25 participants.
Where do we park?
There is ample parking throughout the downtown and in the municipal lot across from the park.
Where does the Willoughby Ghost Walk go?
The Ghost Walk winds it way through the historic district of downtown Willoughby, covering an approximate 12 block area - which is approx. 1.7 miles.
Do you tell true stories, or do you make them up?
The history of each story is documented through interviews and research, and the stories are woven together with the history, legends and reported hauntings, or ghost sightings associated with the visited sites.
Are we going to see a ghost?
There have been many reports of unexplained sightings at the places we will visit - so bring your camera! You never know what might appear!
Is ghost hunting equipment allowed?
You may bring along any equipment with you as long as it does not interfere with others participating in the Willoughby Ghost Walk. Flashlights are suggested. Cameras welcome! Some Ghost Hunting equipment may be available for you to borrow.