Boos and Beers: The Haunted History of Columbus

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City, Hiking and Walking, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a haunted history tour, so there will be talks of scary things like death and disease...but it is a historical tour as well.

Friendly: Yes.
I can make arrangements to cover most disabilities so long as I know in advance.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), Spanish (conversational), Thai (basic)

A Walking tour with Beer and Spirits

What might make a city haunted?

While Columbus has a rich and vibrant history, there is also a dark side to our past. In this 2. 5-hour*, walking tour, we'll visit a number of fantastic locations through the Short North, Arena District, and Downtown. Each location has its own tale and experience. From a cold winter murder to a hot prison fire to secret tunnels under the city, Columbus is full of haunted tales.

This tour gives you a chance to learn and experience these stories over a drink during our several stops.

This is not a ghost hunting tour, but is a chance to explore Columbus' haunted past. We'll have a great time walking and sharing stories. Join me on one of the listed dates or contact me for a customized, private tour.

Join me…if you dare!
*Must be 21
** Drinks not included, but the stories are

Non-alcoholic versions are available

CONTACT ME to customize this tour, including non-listed dates/times and for groups!


- Enjoy drinks while hearing stories of Columbus' dark past.
- Find out what is hiding beneath the North Market.
- What are the sounds in the basement of Char Bar?
- Hear documented haunted stories from some of your favorite Columbus locations.
- Answer the question, "What might make a city haunted?"

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

This tour can be customized based on your needs. Since it is a walking tour, weather and other events can affect how we proceed.


We will mostly walk on this tour. Depending on your interests, we may want to take the local transportation to see a few cool spots.

What’s Included

Other: I like to include certain surprised (depending on the time and availability). This particular tour offers a unique experience and haunted history of Columbus

What’s Extra

Other: Any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.


I am not a license tour driver, but can arrange any necessary transportation as needed.

Private tour guide William

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