Haunted Attractions in Niagara Falls

Haunted Attractions in Niagara Falls
While it's best known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, the Niagara Falls area has a significant supernatural reputation as well, offering visitors both outdoor thrills and ghostly chills. Paranormal activity can be found on both the Canada and United States sides of Niagara Falls.

Fort George National Historic Site

Fort George, built on the Niagara River in 1802, was used as British headquarters in the War of 1812 and was the site of the Battle of Fort George. Today, the fort has been reconstructed and declared a National Historic Site. Many ghostly sightings have been reported at the fort, including a young blond girl in a white gown, a hand on a stair railing, and the upper torso of a soldier patrolling the grounds with musket in hand. Ghost tours are hosted by the Friends of Fort George from May through October.

26 Queen's Parade, Box 787
Niagra-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada
(905) 468-4257
pc.gc.ca

Drummond Hill Cemetery

Drummond Hill Cemetery's ghostly resume is impressive. Not only is it a historic cemetery, it was also the site of the Battle of Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Ghostly apparitions reported at this notoriously haunted cemetery include sightings of both British and American soldiers. The Lundy's Lane Historical Museum conducts public ghost tours of Drummond Hill cemetery during October.

6136 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T1 Canada
(905) 358-9624
niagarafalls.ca

Nightmares Fear Factory

Those looking for ghostly chills of a theatrical nature will enjoy the Nightmares Fear Factory. Located at the former site of the Cataract Coffin Factory, this tourist attraction is reputed to be one of the scariest spook houses in Canada. Those who can't handle the chills and have to stop are put on the Chicken List, while those who make it through receive an official "I Survived" card.

5631 Victoria Ave.
Niagara Falls, ON L2G Canada
(905) 357-3327
nightmaresfearfactory.com

Old Fort Niagara

With a history dating back to 1726, Old Fort Niagara's military and historical importance is significant. The fort lies along the eastern bank of the Niagara River, on Lake Ontario. Today the restored fort is a popular attraction for those interested in both its historical value and its ghostly reputation. The fort's most famous supernatural resident is the headless ghost of a British officer, who is reported to haunt the halls of the fort's castle. You can get an inside look at the fort's paranormal side during the Haunted Fortress Tours, which are offered in October.

2 Scott Ave.
Youngstown, NY 14174 USA
(716) 745-7611
oldfortniagara.com

Article Written By Meg Barnes

Meg Barnes is a writer in Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in mass communications, and has been writing professionally since 1997. Barnes has been published in publications across the United States, including "The Houston Chronicle," "The Miami Herald," and "The Salt Lake Tribune."

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