Hermitage Ruins

The Hermitage Ruins is our classic one-of-a-kind tour into the haunted forest at night.  It’s all starts in the rarely opened gatehouse before abandoning light for darkness.  

Down a short path to the hidden place with much history, legends and ghosts.  Featuring stories of a doomed coachman, shadows following the tour, experiences over generations and Ancaster’s infamous legend.

Tour includes free parking ($10 value)

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Hermitage Ruins

Sulphur Springs Road MAP
Ancaster (Hamilton), Ontario, Canada

Hermitage Ruins Prices

Adults . . . . . . . $16.00
Kids 13 & under . . . . $13.00

+ HST Tax / No Hidden Fees!

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Ghost Walks Type of Tour
Ghost Walks Masks required
Hermitage Ruins - parking
Ghost Walks Wheelchair
Hermitage Ruins - gatehouse admission

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FAQ & Interesting Info

Why we are different from other Tours?

A focus on masterful storytelling at a reasonable price (with no hidden fees!).  First, we’ve put special attention into respecting the ghost story.  Also, with a dedication to traditional styles mixed with natural (and interesting) odd history.  This is our specialty since 2003.

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Sean OGrady
Sean OGrady
16:18 19 Jul 21
Had a fantastic experience attending the 'Hamilton's Dark History Tour' this... past weekend. Daniel was a friendly, humorous and knowledgeable tour guide who really brought the stories he was telling to life.I'd highly recommend checking out his "Ghost Guide Daniel" podcast as well! We listened to a few episodes over the weekend, and loved them.read more
Paola Ferrante
Paola Ferrante
15:10 11 Jul 21
Daniel is a great storyteller who really knows his history! Super interesting... story about Jack the Ripper's potential Canadian start.read more
Emma McKeil
Emma McKeil
23:56 19 Jun 21
My friends and I went on the Dark History tour. Daniel was a great storyteller... and very pleasant, we are looking forward to going on other tours with the Ghost Walks!read more
James Steeves
James Steeves
02:31 02 Nov 20
I just did the Hermitage tour on Halloween night and it was worth every dollar!... Guide Daniel regaled the group with tales of executions and ghost sightings while showing the spooky grounds by lantern at night. Lots of history under a beautiful blue moon. A perfect way to spend Halloween night!read more
Nicole A
Nicole A
00:05 27 Oct 20
I did the Hamilton ghost tour with Daniel as our guide. I was not sure how they... would fill the entire time with stories but my expectations were exceeded! It was very interesting and I especially enjoyed learning about the history of the city. Daniel was a fun guide and a great story-teller. It made for a fun socially distanced outing. I would definitely do another tour!read more
Shanon Torrie
Shanon Torrie
02:29 24 Oct 20
Went to the Hamilton's Dark History tour last night. We had a wonderful the... stories were great and we kept wanting to hear more. Daniel is a great tour guide and story teller, you can tell he does his research, he's able to answer questions and keep you engaged. We are definitely going to do another walk. I think next time will be a Ghost Walkread more
Barbara Bonilla
Barbara Bonilla
17:05 22 Oct 20
It was such a beautiful night for a stroll. Our guide and storyteller was fun... and informative. We went at a great pace and had a great time. I would definitely recommend as a night out and would do again!read more
M F A
M F A
21:21 08 Aug 20
I recently attended Hamilton's Dark History Tour. Overall it was great and I... would wholeheartedly recommend it. The guide told interesting stories that kept everyone's attention. He made it a lot of fun and interactive, asking questions once in a while to keep us engaged. I like history so it was great for me personally to hear stories, some creepy and others were just accounts of historical events. I would definitely consider going to another Ghost Walks event.read more
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Why are dates and times missing when booking?

When a date or time slot is missing in the Booking… If a missing time, that tour time is sold out.  A missing date, means the entire night is sold out.

Are you connected to HH for Hamilton Tours?

No. There was a connection a few years back for promotion only. Ended in 2012. All Hamilton based, and other tours, originated from our same love of ghost stories starting with Downtown Hamilton in 2003.

Legend of Ancaster

The Hermitage Ruins

The ruins of an old mansion exist in the historic town of Ancaster (now part of Hamilton).  For generations countless thrill-seekers have visited in search of ghosts.  Home to the paranormal but also dark ritual.  Maybe that’s why the land is cursed!

Cursed Nature

You don’t need to be psychic to feel it. When walking up the hill towards the ruins. A heaviness weighs down on you. Adults can push these dreadful feelings aside, say it doesn’t exist. Animals are different, possessing a sixth sense we’ve lost with evolution. On conservation land, but animals stay away from the path and ruins.

The Legend of Lover’s Lane

Maybe it begins with a legend.  Known in this region simply as “Lover’s Lane”. So famous, there’s a street named after it…

Should I book in advance?

Yes.  We are very limited on space for tours (2020/21).  Advance bookings allows us to guarantee spots for you, and book in additional guides if needed.

Precautions for COVID-19

Groups capped at 14-16 people with social distancing and masks are required during the tour.