South Mountain Haunts

Twilight tours of spooky Emmaus!




Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2022 to celebrate at the Harvest Festival held from noon to 5pm at the Knauss Homestead (entrance is free). After we'll take a tour of the haunted Homestead building and then will roll to our regular 7pm tour!



2023 Tour Schedule


Due to unexpected circumstance our tours this year will be extremely limited; dates will be announced when they can be confirmed.


We will operate tours in light rain but in the case of severe weather tours may be postponed. In that case all purchases will be offered to reschedule or refund.



This tour season we have enhanced audio capability that also keeps the safety of our patrons in mind. We encourage all tour members to wear masks and remain socially distant from other parties.

When you check in for our tour each member of your party will get a glow bracelet to wear any way you like!




Will we see a ghost? Well, we sure hope so! And you’re welcome to take all the photos you want to try to capture one.

Is it scary? It depends what you’re scared of. If you’re wondering if this is the type of tour that will have spooks and scares planted along the way, you’re going to be disappointed. We tell ghost stories, the old fashioned way. We spend months researching and interviewing witnesses and locals to give you the most rounded history possible along the tour.

Are the stories true? All stories are historically documented through interviews and research, and they weave together the history and haunted tales associated with the sites. They are based in part from the stories found in Spooky Tales of Emmaus, PA. 

What is the Ghost Tour? South Mountain Haunts tour of Emmaus borough is a roughly 75 minute walking tour of Main Street and nearby locations. Guided by a costumed storyteller, the tour stops at a number of historic sites that have reports of hauntings and other strange legacies. The nature of the route creates an intimate experience as we stroll the sidewalks of our “Main Street” shopping district..The tour is outside so it's best to dress appropriately for the weather.

Do we need reservations? Yes. 

Is advanced ticket purchase required? No, but it is preferred.

What time should we get there? Arrive at least 10 minutes before tour time. 

What should we wear? Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

What happens if it rains? We make every attempt to conduct the tours therefore, we do go in the rain. (So bring an umbrella!) If weather conditions become severe, the tour may be cancelled. This decision is typically made at tour time. Cancelled tours may be rescheduled or refunded. 

What are the average sizes of the tours? Tour sizes are limited and additional guides are called in as needed.

Where do we park? Emmaus has public parking available all around the Triangle. All public parking is subject to Borough of Emmaus rules.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible? Yes, to the extent that we use borough sidewalks and streets.

Are the tours suitable for children? Yes, the tours are family appropriate, combining history, folklore, and ghost stories. Please keep in mind that children (or any patron) causing a disruption to the tour will be asked to return at a later date.