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Explore the paranormal in Cortland County, N.Y.

Whether you have an amateur interest in ghostly sightings or have dedicated your life to proving the hereafter, you can find opportunities in Central New York!

Your visit to Cortland County will be a one-of-a-kind experience - our community of haunted attractions connects your ghostly investigation to the history embedded in our community. Seek out ghostly encounters in the nationally recognized Cortland Rural Cemetery, or an investigation into the SyFy Channel featured 1890 House Museum. With everything available, Cortland is fast becoming the premier spot for paranormal investigations across the eastern seaboard.

If you’re lucky, you might even have an encounter of your own!

1890 House Museum

As seen on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, the 1890 House Museum has a long track record of history...and ghosts. Voices and footsteps are heard, doors open and close on their own and silhouettes of human figures appear in the windows. The unexplained ghost activity is attributed to several historical figures who lived and died within the walls of Cortland’s Castle including 19th-century industrialist, Chester Franklin Wickwire.

Homer Haunted History Tour

Just north of the 1890 House lays Homer, N.Y. - a small, quiet town with a robust reputation for ghostly encounters. From old graveyards to spectral orbs in the old opera house, the residents in town have to deal with nightly footsteps, door slammings and ephemeral “tee-hee-hee” laughs.

Dasher's Corner Pub

Dasher’s Corner Pub played a central role in Homer’s most notorious cold case. In December of 1894, Patrick Quinlan left then Doyle’s Pub for his farm at the end of Creal Road. He never made it. His untimely death left behind unfinished business and ever since, diners and staff complain of unnatural occurrences at Dashers. So pull up a chair for dinner...if you dare.

Spooky Cemeteries

Stroll through the Cortland Rural Cemetery, a 19th-century Victorian garden cemetery that is the final resting place for 18,000 people. Voted Top 11 Spooky Cemeteries You Can Visit by the Travel Channel. Or visit the Glenwood Cemetary where many illustrious citizens of Homer’s past lay buried from Civil War soldiers to Lincoln’s painter, David Hannum of Cardiff Giant hoax fame and more.

Suggested Destinations

The 1890 House Museum

Built for late 19th-century inventor and industrialist Chester Wickwire, the 1890 House Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the floors where the Wickwire family lived along with their servants.
37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Cortland Rural Cemetery

Established in 1853, this open-air museum is a beautiful 19th-century Victorian garden cemetery is 50 acres and is the final resting place for 18,000 people. Walk the cemetery yourself with an interactive cemetrail tour and admire the beauty of the headstones and the impressive diverse species of trees to discover those who helped shaped Cortland history.
110 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Dasher's Corner Pub

Dasher's Corner Pub features time tested dishes, classic cocktails, and a relaxed atmosphere.
2 North Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

The 1890 House Museum

37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045

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Cortland Rural Cemetery

110 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045

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Dasher's Corner Pub

2 North Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

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