New York is offering seasonal ghost tours of the state Capitol.
The Capitol Hauntings tours begin Monday and run through Oct. 30, the day before Halloween. The tours focus on the folklore and ghost stories associated with the historic statehouse in Albany.
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Tour tales include the legend of the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 and still makes his rounds. And some say two U.S. presidents visited the Capitol after they died.
The hour-long tours are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday.
If you don't want to drive out to Albany, there are plenty of ghostly walks to check out in the WNY area.
- Mason Winfield's Haunted History ghost walks are hosted all across WNY. From Buffalo neighborhoods: Canalside, Larkinville, Allentown. and the Theater District, to East Aurora, Williamsville, Orchard Park, and Lewiston. There are also some Pub Crawls. Check out the Schedule
- Beyond Ghosts is taking people on tours of well known spooky spots in Buffalo like the Central Terminal, the Naval Park, and the Polish Cadets club in North Buffalo. All the tour details are listed on their site.
- Iron Island Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with self-guided ghost tours available. If you want to spend the night, you can make a request to do so.
- Old Fort Niagara brings ghost stories to life for a couple Saturdays in October. This year, the event is planned for Oct. 17 & Oct. 24. Tickets are available on the website.
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