Travel & Outdoors

South Florida’s Best Ghost Tours

October 2, 2012 9:00 AM

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Halloween is a time that conjures up images of ghosts. Thankfully Florida is home to some of the best tours of the spookiest homes, hotels, and cemeteries guaranteed to give you a fright or at least leave you questioning. So if you’re in the mood to do a little “ghostbusting” or maybe have a paranormal experience of your own, try some of these chilling tours.

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Deering Estate Ghost Tours

16701 SW 72 Ave.
Miami FL 33157
(305) 235-1668

The Deering Estate offers three different ghost tours. Spookovers allow you to experience the darker side of Deering Estates with an all night tour of the haunted grounds. The “Be Your Own Investigator” ghost tour gives you a chance to be your own paranormal investigator by rediscovering evidence and occurrences on the estate. The “Voices of the Past” is a three-part tour series which focuses on different aspects of paranormal investigations. Visitors are allowed to bring equipment used to detect spectral presences in order to add to the genuine experience. The tours include a visit to the haunted Richmond cottage and the Tequesta Indian Burial Mound. Known for its interesting ghost stories and paranormal experiences, this tour is not for the faint of heart. If you don’t believe us, ask the night watchmen.

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Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours

600 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Walk along the historical New River and visit Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s most haunted landmarks. Some people have captured orbs of light in their pictures as well as experienced other paranormal phenomena during this 2 hour tour. Your guide, John Carr, is not only the founder of the South East Florida Ghost Research group, he’s also the author of “Haunted Fort Lauderdale.

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The Original Ghost Tours

423 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-WALK

Since 1996 this lantern-led walking tour through Old Town Key West has spooked even the most skeptical. Described as creepy, interesting and chilling, past attendees have claimed ghostly visits after this tour as well as strange orbs on their pictures. Repeatedly featured by the History Channel, Travel Channel, and the BBC among others, this well known ghost tour visits famous haunted Key West locations like St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Old Town Manor, and the Banyan Resort. Tours start at 8 p.m. and depart from the Crowne Plaza Concha Hotel.

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  • Phil Landers

    I went to St. Augustine and took a Ghost Tour last year on Halloween weekend. It was a walking and the hearse tour you have listed here. It was fun and insightful. I’m using the time to modify my car this year (imagine that, I don’t trust mechanics down here) but next year I’m going to Cedar Point in Ohio for their festivities.

  • Ymilsis

    I am an investigator with the League of Paranormal Investigators. We have been in partnership with the Deering Estate for some time now.

    Every tour is a different experience, and we guide the groups throughout the buildings and property.

    We have investigated the Estate in many occations and it is “Haunted”, no doubts.

    Dont miss then!

  • Uncle Dave

    The dead have their place, and the living have theirs, I’m not going into their back yard, and I don’t want them in mine……….lol

    • John Marc Carr

      Too late, they already are!!

  • Sandra

    Ghost Tours Miami and Coconut Grove is great. I am so sorry not to find them on your list. They are fun and the photo results were thrilling.

  • Wendy Delvecchio

    Hey – Try the Miami Ghost Tour. We went to the Grove and had a blast.
    The Guide was so nice and answered all our questions.
    I used to go to Coconut Grove all the time, but had not been back for years.
    It was a good night out. Wendy D.

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