Albany abounds with political ghosts living and dead. Our tour concentrate on the dead ones but we also include some non-celebrity ghosts as well. Jason, the ghost of the New York State Department of Education Building, still lends a helping hand to neophyte bureaucrats. Learn about Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd most unusual technique of scaring people. Even Abe Lincoln makes a guest appearance. Enjoy some of the most unusual ghosts that any haunted state capital can boast!
Teddy Roosevelt, Governor of New York State, and President of the United States, was one of the foremost tellers of ghost stories.
Thanks to all who made us a meaningful success...we could not have achieved the overwhelming positive acclaim and down right fun of ghost tours in Capitaland without your participation and enthusiasm! Fear not...our spirits will "come to life again" next season on May 1 as we take on season two. All discount vouchers from this past 2014 season will be good until June 28.
This was our second season for offering ghost tours so some of the scheduling was...let's just say, experimental to see what worked well for our guests. Originally the season would have ended on November 9th, but there were requests to extend the season and guests were apparently willing to brave the elements for our tour. This proved to be less than successful...guest where cold and left the tour mid-way...although still appreciative for our heroic efforts (good tips anyway). Despite the unseasonable warmth for some days, extended forecast is cold and winter. We do not wish to turn our guests into ice cubes.
Albany is haunted!
Get the Albany ghost experience with our guides.
Visit one of America's most haunted locations, Albany, New York. Let us see if we can scare you with stories of ghosts, antique sites, scandalous tales, haunted places, mysterious sightings of apparitions, strange and unusual accounts of centuries past, legendary stories, folklore and ghostly experiences stranger than reality, and ultimately the supernatural intrigues of Albany, New York. Listen to the ghostly encounters of our guides. And you may be surprised by ghost stories told by participants on our tours. Our tales and legends are blended with bits of human interest and historical fact to make us entertaining and educational for all ages.
Ghosts of Albany dedicates itself to exploring the supernatural, paranormal phenomena, the occult manifestations, and the ghostly happenings. We want to give you an experience that has no equal. We want to challenge your mental facilities and powers of observation. If you dare, participate in our trek into the unknown, share your ghostly experiences with others, and ask yourself: Do you believe what you see, hear, smell, and touch? Do you?
We do not attempt to prove the existence of ghosts or to explain the paranormal; you will decide whether to believe - or not. We intend to expand your imagination and present you with a fun evening of rich storytelling and maybe a chill or two. We hope your experience will inspire you to seek out your own stories and share them.
We conduct our tours with great respect for the, "out of body people". After all they are no different from us - they are merely free of the physical world.
The Ghosts of Albany tour is narrated by passionate experts who like the dark corners; we are a spooky, Hudson waters fueled walk into the unexplained spiritual realm of the most unusual island there is. Our tour gives you the opportunity to explore scandal, glamour, and the supernatural associated with Albany’s citizens past.
Times Union identified our tour as "Top Five Fall Events" in the Capital district!
We can also provide storytelling at your event. We would love to share our experiences/ history/ etc at your gatherings. Contact us for more information.
Prizes for best-dressed costume in October will be awarded on Friday and Sunday night tours!
The Ghosts of Albany cannot be held responsible for any haunting, supernatural event, soul-possession or poltergeist activity endured before, during or after participation on the tour. Our ghost tours are designed for the living fourteen years and above. We are working on ghostly and non-ghostly tours that are more age appropriate for younger children.
Duration and Length of Each Walk
Each tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, total walking distance is less than a mile, covered at a very leisurely pace so that you can enjoy the mysterious atmosphere and haunted locations. Please bring along water or a hydrating beverage to replenish your energy. We are positive that our tours will enchant, entertain, inform, and scare you.
In front of the Hilton Albany Hotel, 40 Lodge St., Albany, NY 12207
Have An Unearthly Good Time
Enjoy eerily pleasant Hudson River breezes as you stroll through Albany's supernatural haunts. Colorful tour guides weave history and mystery to bring Teddy Roosevelt and other local figures alive, spinning yarns that prove truth is stranger than fiction. Will the spirits let us finish our tales of the supernatural at the Capitol? Join us and find out!
Watch out for Vampires!
Those coming might want to bring some bug spray...as there are winged vampires looking for victims at Dusk!
There are also...very limited "comfort stations" so best to take care of those matters before arriving for your tour!
Parking on the street is usually available. Parking is free after 6 PM.
Affordable Private Tours Customized to your needs
Ghosts of Albany can offer your own customized tour package for two to ten people for $150. Each additional person is $15.
The tour can start any time you want and within parameters of our authorized ghost route we can start or end the tour where you want. The tour currently is now 1 hour 30 minutes in duration. The distance traveled is less than one mile.
No discount offers or vouchers are valid for private tours.
If you have purchased a voucher, you still need to make reservations.
Check schedule below for availability on our calendar.
Register for the event and enter your voucher number.
Present a printout of the voucher upon arrival as a backup.