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Some Chicago Ghost Stories:

Resurrection Mary

Limestone Ghosts

Ghosts of Prairie Avenue

Congress Plaza Hotel

The St.Valentine's Day Massacre

Archer Avenue

Bachelors Grove

Bishop Muldoon

The Hancock Building and "Ghostbusters"

Vanishing Hitchhikers

The Willowbrook Ballroom

The Curse of Streeterville

The Museum of Science and Industry

Al Capone

Marshall Field and Co. (Macy's)

Graceland Cemetery

Seaweed Charlie and Calvary Cemetery

Mount Carmel Cemetery and Julia Buccola

Frank Leavy's Hand of Death

Stories from Chicago Unbelievable:

The Eastland Disaster

The Iroqouis Theater and Death Alley

The Luetgert Sausage Factory Murder

Wrigley Field and the Curse of the Billy Goat

Hull House

HH Holmes' Body Dump

HH Holmes (Devil in the White City)

Congress Hotel

City Cemetery

Dunning Memorial Park


Rosehill Cemetery

Navy Pier and The Lake Michigan Triangle

The Music Box Theater

O'Hare Airport

La Llorona

Archer Woods Cemetery

St. James-Sag Cemetery

Kaiser Hall


Rico D's

John Dillinger

..and hundreds more!


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"One of the Top Ten Ghost Tours in America."
-Haunted America

"The Best Ghost Tour in Chicago"
-Time Out Chicago Magazine

“This is not . . . some ridiculous spook show …. Chicago Hauntings is the real deal.�
-Rick Kogan, WGN Radio.

“A Best Bet!�
-Red Eye/Metromix

“A Great Choice for Everyone!�
-Better Homes & Gardens

“One of the most important web sites for local history.�
-Chicago Magazine

"Startling . . . Informed . . . Intriguing . . . Creepy! . . . The very best tour in Chicago. Period."
-Chicago Hauntings Tour Guests

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About Our Tours

Chicago Hauntings offers fully narrated, historically based ghost and paranormal tours to haunted spots throughout Chicago. Some of our most common stops include murder sites, disaster sites, a serial killer's body dump, gangland sites, haunted houses, and abandoned graveyards. Passengers get off the bus to look for ghosts several times per tour - and sometimes they find them! See the pictures?

Our tours follow a course of history that starts with the very beginnings of Chicago, traveling from its humble origins as a frontier outpost, through the 19th century -- including the Great Chicago Fire and its aftermath--, into the 20th century and the gangster era of the 1920s and 1930s, and forward to today. We cover a lot of information and many, many stories. There is no exact formula,and we don't set out to scare.  Rather, we let the history speak for itself. It never fails.

Our tours are based on Ursula Bielski's nearly 30 years of Chicago ghost hunting and her "Chicago Haunts" series of books, as well as the collective writings and onging research and investigations of the entire Chicago Hauntings ghost hunting team, including David Cowan and others. We work hard to provide you with the most authentic and credible tour possible. Our many fans have called our tours of haunted Chicago provocative, dark, scary and creepy, but also intelligent, sophisticated and fun.  Many find that they're the best way to discover the city - period. Accept no imitations!

We can't guarantee a paranormal experience will occur or be experienced on each and every tour. Nor can we say one won't. We can promise that you'll be haunted by Chicago's very real, often shocking past.  Come find out for yourself!

Our Chicago Hauntings Original Bus Tours operate year-round from 600 N. Clark St. (at Ontario), adjacent the Rock and Roll McDonald's in downtown Chicago, across from the Rain Forest & Hard Rock Cafes.  Our walking tours depart from various locations in central Chicago. Other tours depart from designated locations.

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Click on map for a larger view of our bus tour pickup location, 600 N. 
Clark Street, adjacent the Rock & Roll McDonald's, across from the Hard Rock Cafe and Rainforest Cafe. Paid parking is available in a number of area lots for per hour pricing. Some limited street metered parking may also be available.  If traveling by public transportation, the closest CTA stop is the Grand Avenue station on the Red Line. Our pickup location is also located right on the Clark Street bus line. as well as a short cab ride from the Union,  Ogilve, and South Shore stations.  Our walking tours depart from the entrance to the Chicago History Museum on Clark Street at North Avenue, in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood just north of River North.  A city parking is located one block north, at Clark and LaSalle (enter from Stockton Drive off LaSalle)


The Original Chicago Hauntings Tour
The City's Oldest and Most Acclaimed Ghost Tour

Author and 25-year veteran paranormal researcher Ursula Bielski and her staff of expert historians and paranormal investigators have been hosting the award-winning Chicago Hauntings tours for 13 years, introducing countless thousands of visitors and natives to a very different side of the city.  From the sites of massive 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 site of the original City Cemetery . . . From the cursed and deadly Hancock Building to the infamous Hull House, inspiration for "Rosemary's Baby" ...  you'll get a personal introduction to each one and more on this mind-altering tour of Chicago's true hauntings.  The 2.5- hour tour is by bus and fully narrated, but with numerous stops at some of the most actively haunted outdoor sites in Chicago.   This is not a "spook show" or haunted house tour with cheap thrills and scares.  Rather, it is a darkly historical, yet entertaining look at Chicago's supernatural reality.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm year 'round. Nightly in summer through October.

$36 per person *   

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Devils in the White City, Ghosts, Graves, Vampires, Killers & Crime

$36 per person*  

A 2.5 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 Church of Satan.  From the phantom funeral train of Abraham Lincoln to the ghost ships of Lake Michigan;  From the Chicago roots of national assassinations to the homegrown plot of the city's "Thrill Killers;"  from the Lakeview Vampire to the Levee's damned.  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 Victorian era tavern.

Saturdays at 3pm year 'round.

Ghosts of H.H. Holmes & Victorian Chicago

Imitated by many, this is the original tour inspired by the phenomenonal best seller, "The Devil and the White City," Erik Larson's brilliant look at the minds behind the best and worst achievements of Victorian Chicago.  We'll travel through Prairie Avenue - home to Chicago's Victorian-era rich and famous. We'll explore the site of the notorious "murder castle" of horrific serial killer H. H. Holmes.  Afterwards, we'll steady our nerves in an atmospheric - and haunted - Victorian-era tavern. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing, and bring a poncho or umbrella (in case of rain) for our walk through the former fairgrounds--Jackson Park-- to the Wooded Island.

$38 per person* includes full 3-hour tour with transportation. BYOB.

Public tours select Sundays at 3pm. For calendar and upcoming dates, click on the "book now" button.  Also available anytime as a private group tour for your own date and time.

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The most "spirited" tour we offer.  Join us for a rollicking foray through Chicago's haunted history. Visit 5 pubs, taverns and dram shops haunted by the city's notorious past, with many stories of Chicago's ghosts in between.  Also available as a private tour for groups of 20 or more!

$40 per person* includes full 3-hour tour with transportation. BYOB on bus.  Cash bar at pub stops.

Available for private charter and quarterly as a public tour.  Check calendar for public dates by clicking "book now."

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The Archer Avenue Tour

Few 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 not only Westward-traveling migrants but Indian Wars and the tragic deaths along the building route of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.   Discover the haunts of Archer Road with the woman who fleshed them out in her more than 25 years of research.  Join Ursula Bielski to revisit the Devil's visit to Kaiser Hall, the phantom monks of St. James at Sag Bridge, the ghost lights of Maple Lake, and the road's most famous phantom, Resurrection mary.

Available for private charter and quarterly as a public tour.  Check calendar for public dates by clicking "book now."

$54 per person* includes full 4-hour tour with transportation. Light appetizers at pub stop. BYOB on the bus.  All ages welcomed.

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* Tour ticket prices do not include $4.70 Cook County tax and processing fees

Private and Special Tours

In addition to our regular tours, we offer a variety of private and specialty tours. 

If you would like to arrange a private tour for your group, please see our Special Tours  page, or write us at for specifics reguarding these and other special arrangements.
Haunted Chicago: The Hancock Center
What is the dark--and deadly--secret of the Hancock Center?
Take the tour and find out . . . .