Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie

Ghost Tours

Join us once again for an evening of ghoulish fun with the Old Fort Erie Ghost Tours!
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Ghost Tours

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 on this intimate guided tour.

Old Fort Erie is the site of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield, so what better place to experience a chilling ghost tour? Ghost tours are limited to 25 people per tour.

We encourage guests to come dressed for the weather as parts of the tour will take place outside. The tour will run rain or shine! Small snacks and cold and hot beverages will be available for purchase at the Welcome Centre.

Tours are available July 6, 2024 beginning every 10 minutes after 8:00pm.

A man directing the ghost tours in the night with a lantern

Fright Night at Old Fort Erie

One of the most famous ghost stories in the long history of Old Fort Erie is the historically verified “No Heads, No Hands.” When the British began to invade the Fort and opened fire with their artillery, two American soldiers were injured in a blood-curdling sight amongst the chaos of the invasion.

In the century since, many have claimed to witness the two soldiers walking the grounds of the battlefield at night–one with no head and one with no hands.

Haunting tales from the fort

Are you willing to brave the fear and explore Old Fort Erie at night? From the haunting tales echoing off the walls of the old stone fort to the distance screams of terror, experience this chilling true ghost tour at Old Fort Erie is Canada’s bloodiest battlefield.

A man directing the ghost tours in the night with a lantern
Fire sparks flying in the air

Captain Kingsley’s haunted bed

Bedridden and suffering from a myriad of health problems, Captain Kingsley of the King’s 8th Regiment of Foot spent his final months in his bedroom inside the Officers’ quarters. He suffered from vicious fevers, hallucinations and mercury poisoning, which had devastating effects on his physical and mental health. 

After his long and horrible illness and subsequent death, many people believe that the Captain still haunts the officers’ quarters, specifically the bed where he died. Museum 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.