Hermitage Ruins

Silence of the Forest to a most Legendarily Haunted Place

An unusual Ghost Walk into the dark woods at night!  Going to one of the most legendarily haunted places in all of Ontario.


  • Voices in the woods driving a guest insane.
  • Former employee encounters an extreme dark ritual.
  • Infamous legend of the Coachman & Lover’s Lane.
  • And personal investigation time inside the Ruins.

Guided by amazing Storytellers embodying the ghostly campfire atmosphere.  Only a few dates throughout the season… book in advance below.

With free parking ($10 value) & rare access inside the old Gatehouse.



Last of Summer (Aug 17th) & Fall Dates now booking below

Original Ghost Walk - Walking in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Hermitage Ruins since 2004
Ghost Walks of Hamilton
Based on 452 reviews
my husband and I just finished our ghost walk with the black widow, she was amazing. we've never done one of these before but the history and stories on the walk were great! She's a wonderful storyteller!
I did the Hermitage ghost walk the other night. Par excellence. Having done the Ghost and Vampire walks in New Orleans I honestly did not expect much, but was I wrong!! This was excellent.
I had the distinct pleasure of joining your Dundas ghost Tour with Erin as our guide. Erin was nothing short of remarkable. The plethora of facts and ‘ghost stories’ kept on coming, even down to the minutiae of details: there were 3 toasters used to try and commit arson in the Collins Hotel in the 1990’s. Or is it 4, brother Jim? Erin was very animated and enthusiastic when telling us ghost stories and gruesome facts, which made many of us feeling jittery and spooked! In addition, she can really handle a crowd as there were many interruptions. Erin managed this with aplomb to keep the group engaged. She even kept us intrigued, by not telling us which home was haunted. I can not tell you how much this tour impacted us. I might even look for a realtor in the area! A big THANK YOU to Erin, for making the whole experience an incredible one, to remember.
We took our dad to the Hermitage ghost walk for Fathers Day! He spent a lot of time there as a teen and it was awesome to have Ghost Guide Daniel tell us spooky stories as well as the history of the area. We had a blast! Would definitely go on another tour.
Amazing experience! Our tour guide Daniel was great! Well organized, good email communication and reminders. We did the Hermitage and loved the lore and story telling. Looking forward to attending another one. Highly recommend.
I did the Hermitage ghost walk and I loved it. It was my first time with Ghost Walks of Hamilton. The story telling was excellent and done with so much enthusiasm! It was a great experience that I will do again, probably during the fall if available. If you're into history, old timey vibes and a little bit of spooky, this is it.
I'm so glad I finally had the chance to participate in a Ghost Walk! It was nice to learn about local history and hear some eerie tales. Our guide, Daniel, was a great storyteller. Would definitely book with them again!
Great story telling and some interesting stories and facts about Dundas!
Had a great time at the Hermitage ruins.
I took my partner on a ghost walk for an early birthday present, and we had a fabulous time. Daniel did a great job sharing both ghost stories and interesting tidbits about Dundas, and was all around a really good speaker and storyteller. I highly recommend if you're looking for a fun evening out.
This is our 4 ghost walk with Ghost Walks! We enjoyed each one of them and looking forward many more ghost walks in the future!!!! Each leader we had are truly amazing. They take there time explaining and walking through the process. They are friendly and so kind. Thank you each one them we hade with the experience and looking forward more in the future!!!!!!!
I've been on the downtown walk (several times), the Dark History walk, the Ghost Hunt (several times), and the Hermitage (again several times) and have loved it each and every time. Can't wait to do other ones. I've just been on the Dundurn bus tour/ghost walk and I loved it. I honestly can not wait to do it again! Just did the new Dundas ghost walk on Saturday May 4th, and I loved it.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Dundas walk. Wonderful storyteller and has clearly put a lot of effort into putting these walks together. Highly recommended
I took my son on Daniel's first tour of Dundas and let me say we won't look at the little town the same. My 10 year old hung on his every word. Thank you so much Daniel for such a fun, educational evening. As mentioned, you are a true master of you craft!
Very entertaining .......
Great fun, lots of history, and excellent storytelling. Thanks!
Hermitage Ruins

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

Hermitage Ruins Prices

Adult . . . . . . . $16.50
Kids(5-13yrs) . . . . . . . $14.50

+ HST Tax & Small 1.5% Fee

Book for Hermitage Ruins

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  • Summer 2024
    • Sat Aug 17th
  • Halloween 2024
    • Fri the 13th Sept
    • Fri Sept 27th
    • Fri Oct 4th
    • Fri Oct 11th
    • Fri Oct 18th
    • Fri Oct 25th
Tour info
Duration for this Ghost Walk
Ghost Walks Type of Tour
Hermitage Ruins - parking
Ghost Walks Wheelchair
Hermitage Ruins - gatehouse admission

group bookings for this tour
private walks information

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.

Reviews | What people are saying…

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Is this a Jump-Scare or Traditional Tour?

It’s a normal Traditional Ghost Tour through the woods. Featuring a trained storyteller speaking of legends, interesting history and ghost stories. This is not a scare “haunted house” tour. Note, we may have characters, but no jump scares.

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 limited on space for tours.  Advance bookings allows us to guarantee spots for you, and book in additional guides if needed.