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Join us for our Winter night special:
A combined tour/ghost hunt exploring the gangsters, ghouls and other ghosts of Chicago.
you'll explore the streets and alleys of supernatural Chicago,
including visits to some of the most haunted sites in the city.
Then, GHOST HUNT the fabled Congress Plaza Hotel,
one of the most haunted hotels on Earth.
Most Fridays and Saturdays. Click below for dates and to book.
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Also check out our Christmas holiday bus tours, including
Ghosts of Chicago Christmas Past
Elgin Haunted Holiday Tour and Pub Crawl
Joliet/Willow Springs Haunted Holiday Tour and Pub Crawl
Naperville/Aurora Haunted Holiday Tour and Pub Crawl
Duneland Haunted Holiday Tour and Pub Crawl
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OLDEST AND MOST ACCLAIMED GHOST TOUR . . . NOW IN OUR 15TH YEAR!
30-year veteran paranormal researcher Ursula Bielski and her staff of
investigators have been hosting the award-winning Original Chicago
15 years, introducing
countless thousands of visitors and natives to a very different side of
From the sites
tragedies--like the Eastland
disaster and the Iroqouis Theater Fire--to the
bloody Fort Dearborn and St. Valentine's
Day Massacres... from the death site of Chicago's most
famous ghost, "Resurrection Mary," to the
the original City Cemetery . . . From the
cursed and deadly Hancock
Building--origin of "Ghostbusters"- to the infamous
inspiration for "Rosemary's Baby" ... you'll get a personal
introduction to an ever-changing
of hauntings on
this mind-altering tour of Chicago's true ghost stories. This
classic 2.5 hour-tour
is by bus and
fully narrated, but with numerous stops at some of the most actively
sites in Chicago.
Nearly nightly summer through fall. Always available as a private group tour.
ON-FOOT EXCURSION . . . THROUGH THE HEART OF HAUNTED CHICAGO!
Don't get left behind on this supernatural foray through the streets
and alleys of oldest Chicago.
From the watery grave of the Eastland
Disaster's 844 dead to the chilling tales of the Iroqouis Fire
"Death's Alley"... from the evil dead of the old Courthouse and its
bloody gallows to the death site of
Resurrection Mary . . . from the
Fort Dearborn Massacre and Chicago's gangland killings . . .
Chicago ties to "Poltergeist" and "Ghostbusters."
This 2-hour, 2 mile stroll introduces you to the stories which made
ghostlore famous--and immortal. Mondays and Wednesdays, year 'round, from the southeast
corner of the LaSalle Street Bridge, LaSalle and Wacker, at the Eastland Memorial Plaque.
HOME OF CHICAGO'S ORIGINAL CITY CEMETERY--
WHERE MORE THAN 10,000 UNMARKED GRAVES REMAIN
This shadowy, 2.5-hour stroll through Lincoln Park uncovers the many secrets of this storied site.
From the mysteries of the Couch tomb to the chilling tales of Suicide Bridge . . .
From the ghosts of Lincoln Park Zoo to the site of St. Valentine's Day Massacre, your expert
guide weaves tales of the supernatural and demonstrates ghost hunting equipment at some
of the most actively haunted sites on the route.
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Departs the Chicago History Museum entrance.
GHOSTS & GRAVE ROBBERS, VAMPIRES, KILLERS
CRIME . . . GHOSTS OF H.H.
HOLMES, THE WORLD'S FAIR & VICTORIAN CHICAGO . . .
many, this is the original tour created by Chicago
in 2004 inspired
by the phenomenonal best seller,
"The Devil and the White City,"
Erik Larson's brilliant
look at the minds behind the best and
achievements of Victorian Chicago. We'll travelthrough
Prairie Avenue -
home to Chicago's Victorian-era
rich and famous. We'll explore the site of the
"murder castle" of horrific serial killer H. H.
shoes and warm clothing, and bring a poncho or
case of rain) for our walk through the
former fairgrounds of
Jackson Park. Walking is minimal.
select Saturdays and Sundays. Departs the Congress Hotel Lobby.
calendar and upcoming dates, click below.
as a private tour for 20 to 200.
A 3- hour tour
exploring the dark side of Chicago's history, from the Devil in the
White City--serial killer H.H.
Holmes-- to Anton LaVey, quirky founder of the
Satan. From the phantom funeral train of
to the Richad Speck and John Wayne Gacy
murders. From the Chicago roots
of national assassinations to the homegrown plot of the city's "Thrill
From the Lakeview Vampire to the Levee's
Every tour is a different, dark
smorgasboard of the most sinister of
Chicago stories. Numerous stops
off the comfortable coach bus,
including one pub stop at
a storied tavern in the heart of Chicago.
Available as a private tour for 20 to 200
SEE FULL CALENDAR & BOOK NOW!
ARCHER AVENUE TRIANGLE . . . AND OUR FAVORITE GHOST
Join us to revisit the deadly history
St. James at Sag Bridge, the night the
came to Kaiser Hall and the ghost lights of Maple Lake, and take an
look at the road's most famous phantom,
This 4-hour tour Back of the Yards, and
the Archer Avenue Triangle at
Justice and Sag Bridge. Rest stop at a
haunted roadhouse with complimentary, hearty
Cash bar at pub stop.
roads in the world's haunted spectrum rival Chicago's Archer Avenue.
Recognized for generations as
one of the most haunted Roads on Earth,
the ancient byway was
originally an Indian Trail and hosted
only Westward-traveling migrants but Indian Wars and the tragic deaths
along the building route of the Illinois
& Michigan Canal.
calendar for next public tour date by clicking below. Also
available as a private tour.
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GHOST HUNTING EXCURSION INTO THE PARANORMAL . . .
Led by veteran paranormal researchers, this tour is a 7-hour
where you'll explore cemeteries, historic sites and more and
at a haunted establishment. Wear
comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, as
we have numerous
stops outdoors with some walking
Lunch included with soft drinks.
Cash bar available at lunch stop.
cameras and ghost hunting tools if
you have them,
or try out ours!
Tours operate select Saturdays.
We also offer the Great CHICAGO Ghost Adventure Tour starting in December,
which goes just about everywhere,
from the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to the stomping grounds of Resurrection Mary!
For calendar and upcoming dates,
click on the "book now"
anytime as a private group tour for your own date and time.
Includes full 7-hour tour with transportation,
prizes, and lunch. Cash bar
at lunch stop.
all of our holiday haunted tours by clicking the link to see our full
calendar of Ghosts of Christmas Past Tours, Pub Crawls and winter walks
and ghost hunts!
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Sixteen years after our "ghost bus" pulled out into the Chicago night
for the first time,
Chicago Hauntings Tours continue to be known as
Chicago's most authentic and researched
ghost and dark history tours, standing head and shoulders above the
"weird" tours and "free tours" that seem to
be everywhere these days, when you can get a ghost tour
and a cupcake
tour from the same company on Groupon or other social buy sites.
A cupcake tour? Yes,
and directed by myself, a 30 year paranormal researcher and
author of ten books on Chicago
ghostlore and the paranormal, we are not
merely a tour company but a natural extension of Chicago
Hauntings, Inc. and the Chicago Center for Psychical Research, a paranormal research
uncovering and sharing Chicago's paranormal history and investigating
hire career tour guides to lead their tours, our tours
are led by myself
and my partner, David Cowan, author of To Sleep with the Angels
(on the tragic Our Lady of Angels
school fire) and Great
as well a dedicated group of avid independent historians and
paranormal researchers. We are not only native
from the North, West and South sides,
but we are also
astute Chicago historians with a passion for Chicago and
and research. Chicago Hauntings has even designed ghost tours
for the City of Chicago, the Chicago
History Museum and
haunted Lincoln Park Zoo, and we hosted "The Hauntings of Chicago"
on PBS Chicago's WYCC. You can see more about all of us here.
Our classic Chicago Hauntings
Ghost tour is a 2.5-hour
fully-narrated tour by coach bus, with numerous stops
along the tour
route at some of the most actively haunted sites in Chicago,
of the Eastland
Disaster, where 844 souls perished on the Chicago River;
Alley, where more
than six hundred children and their chaperones lost their lives in the
worst single building fire
in American history; the site of the infamous St. Valentine's
Day Massacre in storied
Lincoln Park, the
original and now abandoned City Cemetery, where an
estimated 13,000 unmarked graves remain.
Some of our most
common stops include murder sites, disaster sites, a serial killer's
body dump, a cursed
skyscraper, gangland sites, Chicago's most haunted
house, and others. You are welcome to take
photos at all of
stops. Sometimes your camera may capture more than just spooky
Our Devil in the White City Tour is the
original H.H. Holmes
Tour, begun in 2004 and copied by many companies
but never equalled.
take you to the site of the World's Fairgrounds in Jackson Park, the
Plaisance, and the site of Holmes' Englewood Murder Castle on
63rd street, as you folllow in the deadly
footsteps of America's Serial
Our Ghost Adventure Tours are full day excursions through some of
Chicagoland's most haunted
regions, including haunted Lake County, the fabeld Archer/Palos region
and Chicago itself.
In addition we offer seasonal specialty tours, special events and
private tours for 2 to 200 people.
Our field trips for students from middle school through graduate school
are a consistent hit with every age.
We've been called "the best field trip ever" for ten years running.
many fans have called
our tours of Chicago provocative, dark, scary
and creepy, but also
sophisticated and fun. Many find that they're
best way to discover the city - period.
Come find out for yourself! And be sure to scroll down to
read some of my favorite Chicago ghost stories!
to watch Ursula talk about Bachelors Grove on Destination America's
Haunted Case Files (starts at 18:00)