***PLEASE NOTE THAT STARTING LOCATION HAS NOW CHANGED AND TOURS WILL BE LEAVING FROM THE HISTORIC SAVINGS AND LOAN BUILDING (TOWN SQUARE) AT THE CORNER OF MAIN AND MARKET STREET***

 

Downtown Lima, Inc. in conjunction with the Lima/Allen County CVB will present the 6th Annual Lima Lantern Tours of Downtown Lima.  The tours will be Friday & Saturday, October 4-5, 2013 and Friday & Saturday, October 11-12, 2013!  Horse drawn carriage tours and walking tours will begin at the Town Square Building PRMOMPTLY at 6:30pm and 7:30pm respectively all four evenings! 
**The Saturday, October 12, 7:30 tour tickets and info will be released soon. There is a special surprise mode of transportation that we have to secured prior to releasing the tickets. Stay tuned!** 

 

NEW BUILDING TOURS, NEW STORIES and perhaps NEW GHOSTLY OCCURANCES!

 

Special October 4 & 5, 2013 7:30pm Horse Drawn Tours with return guest James A. Willis author of Weird Ohio and Founder of the Ghosts of Ohio Paranormal Research Group!  For more information on Weird Ohio and James Willis, visit www.ghostsofohio.org   
Tickets for Horse Drawn Wagon Tour with James Willis are $27.00.

 

This year all guests will have to opportunity to be placed in a raffle drawing to win a spot on an overnight investigation in Lima at an active location with James Willis and The Ghosts of Ohio! 

Woodlawn Cemetery Historical Tours!  On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1:30pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima.  Hear the history of Lima's most prominent citizens while viewing their final resting places named the "Valley of the Kings" by the original founders of Woodlawn Cemetery.  Tickets for Historical Cemetery Tours are $27.00.  Tour begins at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please park on the paved paths and not on any of the grass areas. Please be respectful of the location and grounds. Please be aware: The Woodlaw Cemetery Tours are historic tours only.

 

It has been said that for every person living, there are 30 ghosts. Some are revealed to us. YOU may be walking with a ghost...
Lima has a unique and sordid history all its own. From historic gangster shootouts that Hollywood loves to make movies about to documented downtown haunts and spooky local legends. You'll hear them all here. What you believe to be true is up to you...
*This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. It is not a haunted house; but it is a historical tour turned completely on its head. We use historical facts, local legends and folklore and creative storytelling to thrill, entertain and scare our guests.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! 

 

Our professional guides are well versed in all historical and cultural aspects of the area and will both entertain and educate you as you explore Downtown Lima, Ohio. Visit www.limalanterntours.com for more information. 

 

Tickets are not required. You will need to provide your name and email at registration to attend.

Tours last approximately 2 hrs and 15 minutes but could vary up to 2.5 hours, please allow at least two and a half hours from arrival and dress for the weather as tours will occur rain** or shine.

 

 

**The tours will only be cancelled if the weather becomes hazardous for both you (our guests), our guides and the horses on the carriage tours. Please check HERE on the eventbrite page, the Lantern Tours facebook page or the website for event updates and information.

Guests can also call Downtown Lima, Inc. at 419-222-2686 or the Lima/Allen County CVB at 419-222-6075 with any questions or concerns regarding the weather conditions for the event.