ITHACA, N.Y.—Looking for some spooky places to check out this Halloween? Here are a few we came up with in and near Tompkins County.

The Ludlowville Union School in Lansing began as a school before being used as a town hall and then converted into a library. The building now sits abandoned and dilapidated. While it is on private property and individuals aren’t able to go inside, the view from the road is pretty creepy. (Photo credit: Casey Martin / Ithaca Voice)

Connecticut Hill Cemetery in Newfield anecdotally gives some unsettling feelings. If you’re feeling brave, you can go walk around and look at the tombstones. (Photo credit: Casey Martin / Ithaca Voice)

Similarly, Ithaca City Cemetery is located in Downtown Ithaca and offers old tombstones, fall foliage and plenty of shadows. (Photo credit: Casey Martin / Ithaca Voice)

The Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is Seneca County. Though it used to be open for tours this time of year, they shut down due to potential hazards in the old building. The history of the asylum is pretty haunting, and more can be read at the link in our bio. (Photo credit: Romulus Historical Society)

The Tompkins County History Center also offers seasonal Haunted Tours, which concluded this past weekend. Below is a gallery from one of the tours, which features actors at different locations on the walking tour sharing history of the town.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at