Tales from the Mausoleum at Beechwood Cemetery

Ghost Tours

Next Available: SOLD OUT
75 minutes
Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
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For some, cemeteries evoke feelings of fear and dread. For others, they are beautiful spaces filled with memories and reflection. For us, they are places with countless stories waiting to be told. This October, we are proud to partner with Beechwood Cemetery National Historic Site for a one-of-a-kind evening filled with storytelling and chills. We will share the darker history of the cemetery’s early days and the ghost stories connected to some who rest there – including strange reports from staff that continue to this day. The experience will be mostly outdoors as we walk amongst the crypts, headstones and other markers. Our final stop of the evening will give us the rare opportunity to venture inside the Mausoleum after sunset for one last spine-tingling tale.  We recommend all guests bring a flashlight for fun & safety. Masks are required to enter the Mausoleum.

A Safe & Spooky Experience for All...

Yes. This tour is fully accessible.

Yes – except for the Mausoleum. We’d just ask that you keep your dog on a leash throughout and be mindful of other guests. Our dog-friendly tours in Ottawa are: The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa and Ghosts of the Mackenzie King Estate.

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Next available: March 11, 2023
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Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99