Travel to the edge of the Niagara River in Fort Erie to discover the hallowed history of this War of 1812 National Historic Site. You’ll explore the grounds with a costumed interpreter, whose haunting tales will echo off the walls of the old stone fort.
Old Fort Erie is the site of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield, so what better place to experience a chilling ghost tour?
There are 3 Fridays to choose from, see the schedule below for details and ticket purchasing.
No Heads, No Hands
As the British began to invade the Fort and opened fire with their artillery, an American soldier witnessed a blood-curdling sight amongst the chaos of the invasion.
In the century since, visitors to the fort have claimed to witness two soldiers walking the grounds at night, one with no head and one with no hands.
Captain Kingsley’s Bed
Located in the Officers’ quarters, the bed of Captain Kingsley of the King’s 8th Regiment of Foot is the original artifact that he slept in while stationed at Old Fort Erie, he also died in it. Bedridden and suffering from a myriad of intense health problems, Captain Kingsley spent his final months suffering from vicious fevers, hallucinations and eventually mercury poisoning which had devastating effects on both his physical and mental health.
Due to his long and horrible death, many people believe that the Captain still haunts this room and the bed specifically. Staff and visitors have entered the room to find the sheets strewn about the bed, while some have reported hearing footsteps and seeing windows and doors move without being touched.
Friday Night Frights Ghost Tour Schedule
The Ghost Tour will leave the Old Fort Erie Welcome Centre at 9pm. Tickets are $7.50 per person. Reservations are not required. Light refreshments are available for purchase.