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90-minute Ghost Walking Tour in Bar Harbor

4.5 (19)
Bar Harbor, US
4.5 (19)
Bar Harbor, US
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Immerse yourselves in the supernatural mysteries of Bar Harbor with the 90-minute Ghost Walking Tour. Wander along the sea-sprayed Shore Path, where you may encounter ghostly apparitions and even a sea serpent. Delve into the history of local paranormal incidents, uncovering the truth about residual manifestations, intelligent hauntings, and poltergeists. Prepare to be captivated by tales of eerie encounters at renowned locations like the Balance Rock Inn and the Bar Harbor Club. Expertly guided by Marcus LiBrizzi, esteemed author of Ghosts of Acadia and Haunted Islands in the Gulf of Maine, this spine-tingling tour promises an unforgettable experience. Explore the haunted past of Bar Harbor and make your own discoveries. Join us today to step into a world of supernatural wonders.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Sea-sprayed Shore Path with possible ghost sightings
  • Learning about the history of mysterious local incidents
  • Exploring haunted locations like Balance Rock Inn and Bar Harbor Club
  • Discovering different types of ghosts: residual manifestations, intelligent hauntings, and poltergeists
  • Hearing spooky seafaring yarns and tales of haunted lighthouses
  • Guided haunted history walking tour of building exteriors
  • We normally do not get the opportunity to go inside the buildings.

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Introduction

Are you ready for a spine-tingling adventure filled with mystery and intrigue? Join us on a 90-minute ghost walking tour in Bar Harbor, where you'll unravel the supernatural secrets hidden within this picturesque coastal town. Led by our knowledgeable guide, you'll venture along the sea-sprayed Shore Path, an enchanting trail that holds tales of ghosts and even a sea serpent. Prepare to be captivated as you delve into the fascinating history behind a variety of mysterious incidents and encounter the three major types of ghosts: residual manifestations, intelligent hauntings, and poltergeists. Get ready to explore the haunted hotspots of Bar Harbor, including the renowned Balance Rock Inn, the legendary Bar Harbor Club, and many other paranormal sites that have intrigued locals and visitors alike.

What to expect?

During this 90-minute tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the eerie and supernatural realm that surrounds Bar Harbor. As you embark on this ghostly adventure, you'll experience the thrill of hearing chilling ghost stories, folklore, and legends. Along the way, you'll also be treated to breathtaking views of famous landmarks like the Egg Rock Lighthouse and Balance Rock. Brace yourself for spooky seafaring tales, haunted lighthouses, and even sightings of a local sea serpent. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the various types of ghosts and the history behind each haunting. Get ready for spine-tingling moments as you explore the supernatural side of Bar Harbor.

Who is this for?

This ghost walking tour is perfect for anyone who seeks an exhilarating and captivating experience. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of the supernatural, or simply someone looking for a unique and unforgettable adventure, this tour is tailored for you. There are no age restrictions, making it a great outing for families, friends, and even solo travelers. We invite both skeptics and believers to join us on this fascinating exploration of Bar Harbor's haunted sites. Everyone is welcome to join this memorable journey into the mysterious and supernatural.

Why book this?

What sets our ghost walking tour apart is the level of expertise and storytelling provided by our knowledgeable guide. Marcus LiBrizzi, a renowned author of two authoritative books on Maine's haunted tales, Ghosts of Acadia and Haunted Islands in the Gulf of Maine, calls our tour "an unforgettable, spine-tingling tour of Bar Harbor's haunted sites." With Marcus's wealth of knowledge and captivating storytelling abilities, you'll be enthralled by his accounts of the supernatural. Be prepared to experience goosebumps as you delve into the rich history and ghostly tales that haunt Bar Harbor. This tour promises an unforgettable journey filled with excitement and discovery.

Good to know

When joining our ghost walking tour, remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tour will begin at the park gazebo near the Shore Path by the cannons. Along the 90-minute route, you'll visit various locations that hold haunted histories and paranormal phenomena. Keep an open mind and be ready to embrace the atmospheric ambiance that surrounds Bar Harbor's haunted sites. Our team ensures your safety and enjoyment throughout the tour, providing a thrilling experience that balances entertainment and historical accuracy. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the supernatural side of Bar Harbor.

Reviews

People who have embarked on our ghost walking tour have shared their thrilling experiences and overall satisfaction with the tour. They commend our knowledgeable guide for his captivating storytelling and ability to make the supernatural come alive. Many have expressed their fascination with the stories behind haunted mansions, spooky seafaring tales, and even encounters with ghostly apparitions at the Criterion Theater. Visitors have found this tour to be a perfect blend of history, mystery, and excitement. Embark on this ghostly adventure and discover the haunted tales that have captured the imagination of Bar Harbor's locals and visitors throughout the years.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Agamont Park

Begin at the beginning with tales from the indigenous peoples who once called the area home. Some ancient monster sightings from the Wabanaki Confederacy's oral tradition curiously align with more contemporary accounts of encounters with unknown animals.

Reading Room Restaurant

The Bar Harbor Inn was the scene of contemporary ghost reports and once the site of a private club for wealthy gentlemen called The Reading Room. One of the club's members, although not really a Ghostbuster, helped pave the way for authentic parapsychological research.

Shore Path

Ghost stories abound along this scenic walkway as well as spectacular views of famous landmarks including the Egg Rock Lighthouse and Balance Rock. It's also the perfect setting for spooky seafaring yarns, tales of Maine's haunted lighthouses, and reports of a local sea serpent.

Balance Rock Inn

Long a playground for the rich and famous, the history of Bar Harbor’s mansions is steeped in scandal, mystery, and intrigue including astounding accounts of hauntings and one legendary curse. One such haunted estate has now become the Balance Rock Inn once the home of two little girls pestered by an annoying ghost.

St. Saviour's Episcopal Church

Pay your respects at the historic graveyard of St. Saviour's Episcopal Church established in 1790. Mainly populated with tombstones dating back to the 19th Century, this cemetery may not be haunted, but is the setting for more than one extraordinary story.

The Ledgelawn Inn

One of the original grand summer estates in Bar Harbor and more recently an inn, Ledgelawn now serves as housing for seasonal employees. Discover the reason a star-crossed woman in white haunts the property. Unlike countless similar specters this ghost has a ghost reason for wearing white.

The Central House

Discover a former inhabitants connection to the Hope Diamond, a possession both coveted and dreaded. This cursed gem has a long history for attracting death and destruction. Learn about the tragedies which earned the treasure its bad reputation before and after it arrived on Mount Desert Island.

Criterion Theater

Like many vintage cinemas and performance venues this historic theater has its own ghostly lore. What makes this destination unique are its scandalous historical secrets as well as its peculiar Silver Screen specters such as the glowing green ghost said to wander backstage.

Bar Harbor Club

Now an exclusive retreat for the rich, this location was once the home of swimming club called Pemetic Lodge. By the 1920s, it became a prestigious private club for the country’s wealthiest men including that most famous robber baron of the Gilded Age J.P. Morgan. In 1980s, the abandoned building became a breeding ground for dire, local folklore.

Reviews

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4.5 (19)

Rose_P

Doug was a great guide. We learned lots of history of Bar Harbor. Great stories of ghosts that have been seen in the town. We try to find a ghost tour when we visit anew town. Highly recommend this tour.

Q8882XKsame

Very informative and spooky tour of Bar Harbor! We got to see historic buildings and learn about some curses/hauntings. Perfect thing to do on Halloween night!

Deborah_M

Doug was a great storyteller. Informative, polite and punctual. A message must do in Bar Harbor. ****

lindabI583FD

While my husband and I are in our mid-seventies we are avid hikers and walkers and had no worry about doing the two miles. This was a night tour. After we left the park, we headed on a pathway along the shore using a flashlight to be sure of our footing. When we turned the corner, we had no idea where the group went. The leader had no light to enable us to spot him, as is often done on other ghost tours. Rather than getting lost we headed back to town. So, we actually wasted our money. I do not think he realized we were not still with him.

616shereenm

This was…not what I expected. It wasn’t even a little spooky. The guide walked us around, pointed to things, told us this place was haunted or that place was haunted, but we weren’t even allowed to go inside any of these supposedly haunted places. We left early - didn’t keep our attention.

492johnnyo

Was really fun with the ghost of bob ross leading the pack, learning about the history of Bar Harbor.

789caitlinw

Lots of opportunity for improvements… timeline, point of reference, story delivery could be improved

johnstaver

Ok ghost tour. We went in the afternoon. Wouldn’t do that again. Ghost tour are more realistic at night.

gel4201

The tour was a blast, we learned a lot about the rich and paranormal history of Bar Harbor. Our tour guide Abby was very knowledgeable and had a few personal spooky stories she shared. If you have some time I would definitely recommend it.

Discover53338034072

We highly recommend this ghost walk through Bar Harbor! Our guide Abby is a local and gave us real accounts of the experiences she and people she knew have had. She also gave us history of the area, walked us through some beautiful areas we wouldn’t have seen otherwise, and gave us suggestions of things to do during our visit. We’ve been on many ghost tours across the country, and this one stands out because of the real personal accounts by a friendly, local, and knowledgeable guide. Thank you Abby!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 21:14