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Welcome To Burlington's #1 Rated Ghost Tour

The icy hands of death emanate from the frigid waters of Lake Champlain, gripping the city with the cold, dead fingers of shipwrecked sailors, victims of tragedy, and the unjustly cursed.

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Join Burlington Ghosts to explore the other side of the ethereal tracks, where ravaged shipwrecks, horrendous disasters, and mythical creatures own the Queen City night. Unveil the grisly truth of this picturesque city on a hair-raising haunted Burlington ghost tour.

Burllington Ghosts Tour

Location
All tours meet at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington at 152 Pearl St., Burlington, VT
Duration
Tours last 1 hour across a 1-mile walking distance. Ask about the bonus extended tour to additional haunted locations!
When
Tours are held nightly
Admission
Simply bring your ID. You do not need a printed ticket or passes.
Parking
Visit parkopedia.com for the most up-to-date parking info.

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Welcome to Burlington Ghosts

Witches and serpents created the otherworldly atmosphere where sinister spirits and anguished entities thrive amongst the living. Venture with Burlington Ghosts to haunted restaurants, cursed rest stops, and tainted theaters where the eerie sounds of screams from the afterlife strike fear in the hearts of those unlucky enough to hear them.

 

The Curses of Lake Champlain 

 

It’s one of the most popular attractions in Burlington, offering an in-depth look at the beauty and history of Lake Champlain. What they won’t tell you about is the serpent-like monsters and the legend of the witch and her victims – but we will. 

 

Venture with Burlington Ghosts to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, where we’ll expose the dark side of the lake and introduce you to what lurks just below the surface. Sightings of Champy the Lake Monster slithering underneath ships and pushing them toward their doom have tormented the city for centuries. 

 

But something even more vindictive besets the lakeside community of Burlington and all those foolish enough to venture out into the water. Learn more about the witch that is said to have caused nearly 300 shipwrecks in this very lake and who her intended target was.  

 

Prepare for an unflinching look into the abyss of terror that makes Lake Champlain a sight of maritime legend – and it’s only the beginning. Welcome to Burlington Ghosts.

 

What Will I See?

 

Visit Burlington’s Most Haunted Locations, Including:

 

  • American Flatbread – Numerous suicides that occurred at one of Burlington’s most loved restaurants have turned American Flatbread into a hotbed of spiritual activity. Cold chills and unseen hands harass female guests and employees from the great beyond in the basement of this cursed eatery. 

 

  • The Follett House – This Greek Revival mansion is haunted by its former owner, who lost his mind after a devastating financial loss. The house clock mysteriously winds itself, and the spirits of women, survivors of abuse that took shelter in the home, play with the toys of visiting children. 

 

  • Railroad Crossing – A terrible accident left one woman dead in 1900 and a railroad company in denial. Now, her ghost rattles train cars passing in the night while her painful screams resound across the platform that took her life. 

 

Railroad Tracks to Death

 

The veil between life and death runs thin in Burlington. Follow Burlington Ghosts to the crossroads on Lakeside Avenue, where not everything is as peaceful as it may seem. In the dead of night, the calm Vermont atmosphere is interrupted by startling screams from the other side. 

 

Hear about the hushed whispers of the railroad company after a woman horrifically lost her life at the hands of their mistakes. It would take 500 deaths for safety measures to be implemented, but the damage had been done. Soon, newspapers would begin reporting hauntings around the area, and they’ve never stopped.

 

Find out why her spirit refuses to leave the citizens of Burlington alone and forgive the company that cast her into eternal torment. And find out who joins her tortured soul in this unforgiving afterlife.

 

Mansions of The Macabre

 

Burlington’s haunted railroad tracks may have ended the lives of hundreds, but they also brought great fortunes to their benefactors. Such was the case with Timothy Follet, a man whose attachment to his wealth landed him in the asylum when he eventually lost it all. 

 

Journey with Burlington Ghosts to The Follet House and learn of the railroad baron’s rise and fall and why his ghost still roams the halls of his iconic Greek Revival mansion. His death left a dark stain upon the home he loved so much in life, as he would die penniless in a sanitarium.

 

Keep your eyes on the second floor, as you may catch a glimpse of the former owner himself, as he’s known to gaze out the window and monitor the subjects below. His other ghostly activities, however, give witnesses a bigger fright. Lift the veil on his otherworldly activity that continues to send chills down the spines of guests on this tell-all ghost tour of Burlington.

 

Why is Burlington so Haunted?

 

Restaurants Serving Up Screams

 

In Burlington, even the most upscale eateries have their fair share of spirits. Visit The Farmhouse Tap N Grill, formerly The Black Cat Cafe, to learn more about the restaurant’s horrid past that taunts the staff and customers to this day.

 

An explosive and tragic disaster in 1977 left the city in a state of shock and a once-beloved restaurant in ruins. Burlington Ghosts exposes the truth behind the children of the Pappas family, who were found covered in a blanket amongst the ash, and the strange disappearance of the father in abhorrently grim detail. 

 

Today, staff members are subjected to ear-piercing screams that echo from the basement, with no end in sight. Someone knows the secrets of what truly happened that tragic night; find out who and if their soul is amongst those in perpetual agony on a ghost tour with Burlington Ghosts.

 

Higher Education Haunts

 

Wandering phantoms of Burlington’s gruesome past operate within and without all aspects of The Queen City’s life. A Burlington Ghosts tour will reveal the full magnitude of the city’s ghostly infestation at the Church Street Tavern, where we’ll introduce you to the frightening haunts of the University of Vermont. 

 

Imagine the hallways and classrooms of the university, which bought the Grasse Mount Building once owned by the various elites of Burlington society. It seems one former owner is unable to move on from her most cherished worldly possessions, making the hearts of students and staff race with thunderous disembodied footsteps.

 

The Medical Center at the University of Vermont, however, is where the true horror lives. Uncover the building’s past as a hospital and which ghost has become famous for producing nightly scares. These spine-chilling truths and more are waiting to reveal themselves on this haunted tour of Burlington with Burlington Ghosts.

 

What’s so Special About the Burlington Ghosts Tour?

 

See a Different Side of The Queen City

 

In a city as haunted as Burlington, almost no place is safe from its wandering souls. Gaze upon the majestic Flynn Theatre as Burlington Ghosts uncovers which ghost prefers the warm glow of the theatre’s yellow light to any other and hides behind the curtains when any of these hues shine upon him. But, not all the spirits in Burlington’s theatres are this picky and shy. 

 

The phantoms at the nearby Royall Tyler Theater are much more chatty, as is generally the case with any boisterous entertainer. Listen closely as our tour guide details their creepy conversations with unsuspecting students at UVM and why many find themselves in a strange trance and unable to leave without the aid of others. 

 

A Once in a Lifetime Experience You’ll Never Forget

 

Peel back the layers of the wretched, crusty, and vile history that surrounds American Flatbread, an institution known for more than just its pizza and beer. At its heart, it was Carbur’s, a local favorite dating back to 1978. Now, the hungry patrons around American Flatbread are met with the icy and invasive touch of former employees from beyond the grave.

 

Talks of a curse befalling Carbur’s have been circulating around Burlington for decades. See why three members of the staff, including the owner, took their own lives in a fit of fury and rage. Odd occurrences in the restaurant, such as glasses stacking themselves, are not uncommon or welcomed. Discover these hauntings and more tonight with Burlington Ghosts.

 

Be a Part of a Growing Ghostly Community 

 

Join Burlington Ghosts for an evening full of delightfully spooky stories with fellow lovers of the macabre. Many are out there looking for unique things to do in Burlington, and a ghost tour with Burlington Ghosts is perfect for anyone!

 

Our ghost adventurers include anyone from the dedicated investigator to the everyday, casual tourist. Find something different to do in Burlington and make memories that will last a lifetime. You may even hear the experiences and stories of others from all over the world.

* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *

Preview The Most Haunted Locations In Burlington

5 REASONS TO BOOK YOUR BURLINGTON GHOSTS TOUR RIGHT NOW!

 

1) You Want To Hear The Myths and Legends of Lake Champlain

 

The massive lake between the New York and Vermont border has instilled fear and fascination since before Burlington was founded. Deep water and cold temperatures have fueled speculation of serpents and spirits beyond the pale. Hear all about it on a haunted Burlington tour with Burlington Ghosts. 

 

2) You Need Familly Friendly Activities in Burlington, VT

 

Do you have the kids with you? Take them on a spooky, family-friendly Burlington ghost tour with Burlington Ghosts. Our tours are perfect for all ages and are great for those looking to tire out their kids with a walk! 

 

3) You Are Looking For Things To Do On The Way To Canada

 

If you are heading up to the great white north for a weekend getaway in Montreal or Ottawa, why not make a pit stop in Burlington? The Queen City is a great place to rest, only two hours from the border. Make your overnight stay worthwhile with a tour from Burlington Ghosts

 

4) You Need To Get Your Feet Back On Land!

 

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Burlington is Lake Champlain. While diving or sailing in and along the brisk waters can be a great time, you may eventually need some ground under your feet. Walk through the downtown Burlington area and get some great entertainment along with it. 

 

5) You Can’t Get Enough Of The Macabre and Morose

 

Morose dark tales of woe and despair lurk in the shadows of nearly every American city, even one as picturesque and quaint as Burlington. Discover an almost endless amount of unexplained activity and true crime tales with Burlington Ghosts.

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