best ghost tours in Orlando

With Fall comes Pumpkins, Ghost Tours, and Mysteries!

The fall season is the perfect time to go out on some ghost tours around town. Especially if some of these are close to home and minimal travel time is needed. I remember how fun it was to learn about ghosts and vampires in New Orleans. And in New Orleans, you can visit vampire shops that sell vervain, vampire books, wood stakes, and so many cool stuff. Even more, it’s home to The Vampire Diaries‘ spin-off show The Originals–both originated in the fictional town of Mystic Falls and they’re both a good dose of ghosts, witches, and plenty of vampires!

New Orleans vampire shops selling vervain

And just as vampires entertain me all year long, ghost tours are pretty much my epitome of fun for Halloween. Here in Florida, there are many mysterious places with a very interesting history. Like for instance, the mystery of spook hill. In this hill, if you place your car in neutral, it will appear to roll uphill. Known also as ‘gravity hill’, it has quite an interesting story behind it. And to top it off, Spook Hill Elementary School–which is just across the street from this hill, has Casper the Friendly Ghost as their school mascot. How creepy is that?!

Orlando Ghost Tours

Believe it or not, there are many ‘haunted’ places in Orlando–and all over Central Florida. Nonetheless, I’ve also encountered some haunted places in Saint Augustine and Ybor City in Tampa. So let’s get to it! Shall we? 👻

Greenwood Cemetery Night Tour

I went on this tour with my husband on a date. How weird is that! LOL! But I have to say that It was super interesting. A bit eerie, though. Being in a cemetery hours after it’s closed, in the darkness, surrounded by tombs and listening to ghost stories, can be quite the scare.

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Sanford Ghost Tours

Downtown Sanford is one of my favorite downtowns in Central Florida! There is a LOT of history in this town–incorporated in 1877. This tour is mostly about the haunting stories of the historic buildings around the downtown area.

Downtown Sanford ghost tours

Details of the tour

  • Duration: 1 hour, 30-minute walking tour
  • Type: Historical stories, Haunting tales
  • Audience: suitable for all ages
  • Tickets: Starting at $20
  • Book Sanford Ghost Tour online

Downtown Orlando Ghost Tour

This Downtown Orlando ghost tour takes you on a brief investigation inside one of the city’s most haunted buildings. The fun thing about this tour is that you’re actually experiencing it with ghost hunting equipment.

Downtown Orlando fountain at Lake Eola Park

Details of the tour

  • Duration: 2-hour walking tour
  • Type: Investigative, Paranormal
  • Audience: Suitable for all ages
  • Tickets: Adults $30, Children 6-12 yrs $20, Children under 5 are free.
  • Book Downtown Orlando Ghost Tour online

Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Tours

This town has all the haunted vibes and the town’s Cassadaga hotel has been known to be haunted. There are many stories of its mysterious activity. Although Cassadaga offers more than one tour, the Encounter Spirit Night Tour is the most appropriate for this list.

It’s a guided tour that takes you through all the energy ‘hot spots’ around, enabling you to capture spirit energy. Bring your camera for this tour and you might even capture some energy orbs! We did it and we were able to capture some. But…it creeped me out and I deleted ALL the pictures.

Cassadaga ghost tours

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Whether you’re into ghost stories, or not, having the experience to go on a ghost tour is super exciting! Have you been on a ghost tour? Share your experience in the comments!

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Best Ghost Tours in Central Florida

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  1. This looks like so much fun!!! Something I could never do on my own BUT it’s the perfect time of year to do ghost tours. I love how many there are to do in Central Florida! I think the camp one would freak me out the most!

  2. I lover ghost tours! Next year (when all of this is hopefully under control) I can’t wait to do some of the local tours. Sadly this year we had to cancel due to the pandemic.

  3. I am very interested in trying out ‘Spooky’ hill as I am sure there is something scientific to experience by doing this experiment.

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