Olde Amherstburg Ghost Tour
- Mobile Walking Tour Available in English and French.
- Start Location, Gordon House, 266 Dalhousie
Join the adventure of Olde Amherstburg Ghost Tour in either English or French, a virtual experience that can be done at any time. Explore ON-FOOT with your family or go solo.
With tales of haunted museums, child apparitions, rum runners, and one of Canada’s most famous naval battles – this tour will explore the sinister stories and hair-raising history of one of Ontario’s most historic towns. Peer into the past, see inside notable buildings, and bring ghosts to life before your very eyes.
Featuring 13+ ghostly stories with haunting illustrations by Nick Marinkovich, more than 30 historical reference photos, and 360 degree photography of building interiors.
Tour includes: GPS guidance, audio narration, illustrations, historical image galleries, augmented reality ghosts, 360 degree virtual tours, 3D model recreations, selfie with a ghost, musical score by Blitz // Berlin.
Participating is easy and FREE! From your mobile device visit the App Store or Google Play and download the FREE ON-FOOT app and choose the Olde Amherstburg Ghost Tour. It is recommended the Tour be downloaded prior to your visit to Amherstburg to ensure smartphone compatibility, however can be download right on site. Follow the directions to your first stop and the tour will begin!
When touring, remember to be aware of your surroundings and to cross at designated crosswalks. If you choose to use the guided route function, the map will identify the location of tour stops and provide directions to your next location. However, if you’ve used GPS in a city you’ll know GPS doesn’t always work the way it should, especially around tall buildings. If you ever reach a destination and the story doesn’t automatically play you can click the location on the map to trigger the story.
Happy haunting and enjoy the tour.
*Best enjoyed by those 12+ years. Although the tour is best experienced on site, parents have the option to pre-load the tour to determine appropriateness for their children.
*Older model smartphones may not have the capacity to accommodate the technology of an augmented reality app. It is recommended to download the app from home to ensure your phone’s compatibility.