|What is the Ghost Tour?
The Ghost Tour of Lancaster Candlelight Walking Tour take place in downtown Lancaster and
Strasburg, PA. These fun and entertaining tours explore the seldom-told stories hidden deep in
Pennsylvania Dutch folklore, with costumed guides leading the way by lantern light. Combining
history, folklore and ghost stories, the haunting tales told on the tour are based on the book Ghost
Stories of Lancaster, PA.
What is the difference between the Ghost Tour in Strasburg and the
Ghost Tour in Lancaster city?
The tours are similar in style but different in content. Both locations are colonial-era towns with rich
histories, with Lancaster being the larger of the two. Lancaster is approximately nine miles away
from Strasburg. Both tours visit 8 to 10 haunted locations and include ghost stories of historic
Do we need reservations?
Strasburg: Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 717.687.6687 to make reservations.
In the town of Strasburg, tour sizes are limited to 14 people; therefore, as one tour time is filled
(beginning with 8:00 pm), another is added (at 9:15 and 10:30 pm, in order). To ensure your spot on
the tour, make reservations and buy tickets in advance.
Lancaster: Advanced ticket purchase is required for the Lancaster tour, and this serves as your
reservation. You may purchase tickets online or over the phone with a credit card by calling
Is advanced ticket purchase required?
Yes. You may purchase tickets online or over the phone with a credit card by calling 717.687.6687.
Where do I purchase tickets?
Online or over the phone with a credit card by calling 717.687.6687. Please note: Tickets are not
interchangeable between locations.
Where do the tours begin?
Strasburg: Main and Decatur Streets, Strasburg, PA 17579
Lancaster: Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the intersection of King and Queen Streets (5 W.
King St.) in Lancaster, PA 17603.
What time should we get there?
Arrive 15 minutes before tour time.
How much walking is involved?
Strasburg: The tour covers a six block area and is less than a mile of walking.
Lancaster: The tour covers an eight block area and is less than a mile of walking.
What should we wear?
Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
What happens if it rains?
We make every attempt to conduct the tours; therefore, we do go in the rain. (So bring an umbrella!) If
weather conditions become severe, the tour may be cancelled. This decision is typically made at
tour time. Cancelled tours may be rescheduled or refunded.
What is your refund policy?
Tickets for the Strasburg tour are non-refundable.
What are the average sizes of the tours?
Strasburg: Tour sizes are limited to 14 people in the town of Strasburg. As one tour time fills up,
another is added. For groups of 15 or more, please see our Lancaster tour information and visit our
group tour page.
Lancaster: Tour sizes are limited and additional guides are called in as needed.
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
Are the stories true?
All stories are historically documented through interviews and research, and they weave together the
history and haunted tales associated with the sites. They are based on the book, Ghost Stories of
Are the tours suitable for children?
Yes, the tours are family appropriate, combining history, folklore and ghost stories.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Certainly! Many people have sent us eerie photos they have taken while on the tour.
How many people do I need to get a group rate?
Group tours for 10 people or more take place in downtown Lancaster.
Call 717.687.6687 or email us for group rate information and reservations.
How do I arrange a private tour?
Call 717.687.6687 or email us for private tour information.
Are we going to see a ghost?
There have been many reports of unusual sightings on the tour, so bring your camera. You never
know what might appear!