Wandle House Museum
We are now booking dates for March and beyond!
The Wandle House, which is an acronym for the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway, was constructed in 1916 by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway, with funds contributed by railroaders throughout the system.
Originally called the Brewster Railroad YMCA, it was a hotel for the railroad. There were 62 dormitory rooms inside the building, along with a restaurant, movie theater, library (aka the reading room), bowling alley, community center and showers.
Throughout the United States, railroad companies partnered with YMCA's to offer housing for railroaders as they traveled across the country.
For many years, the YMCA was a hub of activity serving both the railroad and the community. During some of its busiest times the restaurant would serve almost 6,000 meals a month.
The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, closed in 1960 when lodging for the railroaders was no longer needed. The building sat vacant for many years and was shuttered in 1975 after falling into disrepair.
In 1976, Norfolk & Western Railway, the owners of the building donated it to the Brewster-Sugarcreek Historical Society.
Today the Wandle House is home to the historical society’s museum and “The Station” restaurant, which provides hearty meals to Brewster residents and visitors alike.
The Wandle House is one of the newest haunted locations in Ohio. This historical building is almost 15,000 square feet and includes, the Front Lobby, Reading Room, Theater, North Dorm Rooms, West Dorm Rooms, Bowling Alley, Meeting Room, Station Restaurant and the Caboose.
45 South Wabash Ave S, Brewster, OH 44613
COST: $400 for up to 10 people
Each additional person is $40
Maximum is 12 people
Minimum age is 13 (Parent must be present throughout)
TIMES: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Payment is due in full to reserve your date.
At this time we are currently booking only Saturdays
PAYMENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE
The building (basement and first floor) is heated in winter and air conditioned in summer! The second floor is not.
The investigators break-room includes restroom and full kitchen, including refrigerator and freezer.
Coffee and water is provided.
The break-room also has easy access to your vehicles, which makes it convenient unloading and loading equipment.
Parking is located on 1st Street SW, just south of the Wandle House.
Please see calendar below for available Saturdays.
Please contact the Wandle House at to reserve your date or for additional information.
All guests participating in a private ghost hunt must fill out a liability waiver and be familiar with the rules. The liability waiver must be filled out and submitted electronically by clicking on the Liability Waiver below. A list of all the rules can be accessed by clicking on the Rules button
See below for local hotel information
All monies raised from the private hunts will go toward the continuing restoration and maintenance of the building.
AT THIS TIME THE WANDLE HOUSE MUSEUM IS ONLY BOOKING SATURDAY NIGHT INVESTIGATIONS. PLEASE CONTACT THE WANDLE HOUSE TO SEE IF YOUR FIRST CHOICE IS AVAILABLE. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP THIS CALENDAR UPDATED.
Listed below are local hotels near the Wandle House. We cannot recommend any of the hotels or vouch for them. They are listed for your convenience only. Wandle House, Tri-C Ghost Hunters and their affiliates are not responsible for any mishaps, or misunderstandings that occur at any of these hotels. You book at your own risk. (Click on photo for hotel website)
INN AT THE AMISH DOOR
1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot, OH 44689
7 minutes away - 4.9 miles
HAMPTON INN MASSILLON
44 1st St SW, Massillon, OH 44647
14 minutes away - 9.0 miles
RAMADA LIMITED STRASBURG DOVER
509 S. Wooster Ave, Strasburg, OH 44680
15 minutes away - 9.8 miles
11155 SR 212 NE, Bolivar, OH 44612
19 minutes away - 13.0 miles
COBBLESTONE HOTEL & SUITES
1720 N. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667
25 minutes away - 19.4 miles