Haunted Lunenburg: Ghost Walk

Haunted Lunenburg: Ghost Walk

By daylight, Old Town Lunenburg is brimming with the hustle and bustle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But at night, as the sun sets, the dark past of this picturesque town begins to reveal itself – if you know where to look.

With lantern in hand, our guides will fill your head with tales of ghostly hauntings, hangings, and superstitions. During this 90-minute moonlit tour, you’ll wander past ornate houses and hear chilling tales from one of Canada’s most infamously haunted destinations.

Haunted Lunenburg: Ghost Walk Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the dark secrets of Lunenburg by nightfall, led by an expert local guide who may share a few of their own personal anecdotes from haunted encounters
  • Hear ghost stories and tales of sightings throughout Lunenburg, starting at the historic Mariner King, a charmed Victorian Inn
  • Learn the ghastly tale behind the widow’s watch and the immense tragedy that befell many fishermen’s wives
  • Stop at St. John’s Anglican Church. Built atop a crypt, it is Canada’s second-oldest Protestant church, dating back to 1753
  • Tread lightly in Hillcrest Cemetery, with gravestones dating to 1761 and visit the resting place of wrongly accused young Sophia, whose spirit is said to still wander the town
  • Face the shadowy outline of the Lunenburg Academy and finish your tour deep inside our centuries-old cemetery on Gallows Hill – notorious for hangings

Tour Time: Nightly at 8:30pm (Jun – Aug) and 7:30pm (Sep – Oct) [approximately 90 minutes duration]

2024 Dates: Saturday, June 1, to Wednesday, October 30

Prices (includes taxes): 

  • Adult – $25
  • Youth (ages 6-17) – $15
  • Family (two adults and their children ages 6 – 17) – $75

Good to Know:

  • Please arrive 10-minutes beforehand to meet your guide. Our tours start promptly at their scheduled times.
  • This tour begins outside the Mariner King Inn (15 King Street) and winds its way gently up to Hillcrest Cemetery on Gallows Hill. Suitable for all ages but parents are asked to use their discretion.
  • Tours are suitable for most mobility levels


Our tours run rain or shine. If you need to cancel, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance of the start of your tour for a full refund. Otherwise, you are welcome to reschedule, as availability allows, or we can issue a credit for future use. Each tour requires a minimum number of participants. If a tour is cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, or because of exceptional circumstances such as hazardous weather, you’ll be notified and offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Haunted Lunenburg Ghost Walk

LOCATION: 15 King Street, Lunenburg, B0J 2C0

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Haunted Lunenburg Ghost Walk Prices: $15.00 to $75.00

Dates: June 01, 2024 – October 30, 2024

CONTACT: Lunenburg Walking Tours



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