Cooperstown, NY 13326
Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours offers one-hour walking tours of the village that combine the true, documented ghost stories of Cooperstown with the village’s rich and vibrant history. Originally founded in 1786 by William Cooper, Cooperstown is a small town bordering Lake Otsego that is filled with numerous ghost stories, both old and recent. The tour includes stops at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Christ Church Graveyard, which is said to be haunted each midnight by the ghosts of the Cooper family slaves and servants. Then comes River Street, the most ghostly street in the village, which features a trio of haunted houses: Byberry Cottage, Greencrest, and Pomeroy Place. Each of these distinctive houses was once owned by the Cooper family, and each is said to remain haunted to this day.
The tour culminates with a stop at the northern edge of Lake Otsego, once known as “The Haunted Lake,” and the home of Hyde Hall, a 200-year-old building that is haunted by ghosts of the British Clarke family.
Opportunities for visitors:
One-hour walking ghost tour
Days/times of operation:
Tours are offered nightly at 8 p.m. from April to August, and at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays in the fall. Reservations required.
$15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and free for children five and under.