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after 19 years of business, we will likely be closing AT THE END OF november due to covid 19. we are so very sorry that this is happening and thank you for the many years of spooky good times! yOU CAN STILL BOOK UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH for very limited dates and times. 

 

Love, Ursula Bielski and the Chicago Hauntings Gang

“One of the Top Ten Tours in America.”
Haunted America 

“The Best of Chicago.”
-Time Out Chicago

“The Real Deal.”
-Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune / WGN TV

“A Great Choice for Everyone.”
-Better Homes & Gardens

“One of the Most Important . . . for Local History.”
-Chicago Magazine

“Starling . . . Informed . . . Intriguing . . . Creepy. The best tour in Chicago. Period.”
-Our Tour Guests

Discover Chicago’s Astonishing Secrets

For almost two decades, Chicago Hauntings has been the number one Chicago Ghost Tour and Chicago Dark HIstory Tour Company. We are the only Chicago ghost BUS tour, taking you by coach bus in safe and comfortable style to the infamous scenes where Chicago’s world famous ghost stories and dark history began. Imagine walking in the footsteps of Chicago’s most famous gangsters and machine-gunners like Al Capone and Bugs Moran, or being in the very airspace of the hunting grounds of serial killers like H.H. Holmes and John Wayne Gacy.  Imagine gazing upon the dark waters where the Eastland steamer capsized in 1915 . . . or standing on the very spot where the Great Fire of 1871 began.  Step into Chicago’s original City Cemetery, home of 10,000 unmarked graves, and the infamous courtyard of Hull House, said to be a portal to the Underworld.   Choose your experience. We will take you there.

Chicago’s Most Authentic Tour Experience

Beware the many knock-off imitations of our tours. We are the company that started it all eighteen years ago . . . and we remain unsurpassed in the world of unconventional Chicago adventures. But be warned: Our tours are very limited to preserve quality. You won’t find us offering four tours a day with a staff of trainees rattling off a script of stories. We are professional historians and investigators devoted to bringing you the very best and most esteemed Chicago tours.  Our Chicago ghost tours and dark history tours are the result of over 150 years of collective research by our founder, author and paranormal researcher, Ursula Bielski  (Read her own story HERE) and her hand picked, expert GUIDES . Their investigations into two hundred years of Chicago history and mystery will engage and fascinate you, no matter which tour you choose.   See our full descriptions at the bottom of this page or here. Whichever tour you choose, book now and don’t miss out!

Our passion for the dark side of Chicago shows in every tour we host. See why so many have recognized and endorsed what we do, and why our tours and guides have been featured on:

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OUR SUPERNATURAL CHICAGO TOURS :

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Ghosts of Old Chicago: The River North District Ghost Walk

STEP INTO THE STREETS & ALLEYS OF OLDEST CHICAGO

AN EERIE, 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 evil dead of the old Courthouse and its bloody gallows.  From the Fort Dearborn Massacre and Chicago’s gangland killings . . . to the Chicago ties to “Poltergeist” and “Ghostbusters.” This 2-hour, 2 mile stroll introduces you to the stories which made Chicago’s ghostlore famous–and immortal. 4PM daily, year ’round.  Meets at the Reid Murdoch Center, north end of the LaSalle Street Bridge. Weekends.

$19 Adults

$14 Children, Seniors & Military

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the Original Chicago Hauntings Bus Tour

THE WORLD-FAMOUS ORIGINAL TOUR . . . IN OUR 19TH YEAR!

Join us for a socially-distanced edition of our infamous Chicago ghost tour! Board our luxury coach at the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park for a supernatural excursion to the city’s most haunted sites, including murder sites, scenes of mass tragedy, gangland massacres and more. Don’t let the pandemic stop your Halloween fun . . . our buses will be at only partial capacity with parties socially distanced. Please note: you must wear a mask while on board. Thanks for your cooperation!  Sorry, no waitlist. When we are sold out, we are sold out!  3 hours by luxury coach with stops.

$49 Adults

$39 Children, Seniors & Military

THE AUTHENTIC CHICAGO GHOST HUNT TOUR

CHICAGO’S ONLY PUBLIC PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION!

The only Chicago ghost tour where YOU are the ghost hunter! Join us on an eerie, on-foot investigation through one of the city’s most haunted places: Lincoln Park, site of the original City Cemetery. On this haunted Chicago tour and ghost hunt combination excursion, you’ll learn about the Park’s connection to the Great Fire of 1871, the shocking truth about the lost graves of the cemetery, the ghosts of Lincoln Park Zoo, and the secret of the scandalous “Suicide Bridge” over the Lagoon. Then, travel through the neighborhood to the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre! Departs the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street. This is a Chicago ghost tour original and the city’s only public ghost hunt tour! Book your tour now! Click the link below to get started, view our available dates and times, and schedule your Chicago Ghost Tour! 

$29 Adults

$19 Children, Seniors & Military

OUR SUBURBAN TOURS & GHOST HUNTS

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The Naperville Hauntings Ghost Walk

A SPOOKY LOOK AT ONE OF ILLINOIS’ MOST HAUNTED CITIES

Diane Ladley’s long-running Naperville Ghost Tours by Heartland Hauntings are now operated by Chicago Hauntings!  Different company, same award-winning, eerie walking tour through one of Illinois’ oldest and most haunted cities.  You’ll hear of deadly citizens, horrific massacres, graveyards and ghouls on this spooky foray into Naperville’s haunted history.  

$25 Adults

$20 Children, Seniors & Military

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The Great Lake County Ghost Adventure Bus Tour

AN ALL-DAY EXCURSION THROUGH ONE OF ILLINOIS’ MOST HAUNTED REGIONS

Journey outside our Chicago haunted tours and into Lake County, Illlinois–one of the nation’s most haunted regions.  From the notorious “Gate” of Libertyville—where legend tells of a long lost girls’ school massacre—to the wandering spirits of Six Flags amusement park  to the ghosts of Cuba Road, this 7-hour coach tour with stops will introduce you to the ghost lore of this storied county, stopping for lunch at an actively haunted pub. And you’ll ghost hunt along the route!  7 hour tour includes lunch with soft drinks (cash bar available). BYOB. Departs from Long Grove, Illinois.  If you’ve enjoyed our Chicago ghost tours and want more, this tour is for you! Sorry no waitlist!  Sundays in October.

$69 General Admission

(Includes lunch with soft drinks. Cash bar  available.)

Resurrection Mary

The Archer Avenue Triangle Bus Tour

IN SEARCH OF RESURRECTION MARY

Few roads in the world can rival the haunting reputation of Archer Avenue, an ancient Indian trail now known as one of the most haunted roads on Earth. The ghosts of Archer Avenue include banshees, werewolves, phantom monks, and Chicago’s most famous ghost, the vanishing hitchhiker known as “Resurrection Mary,” who is said to have burned her ghostly hands into the gates of Resurrection Cemetery one fateful night long ago.  Departs from Willow Springs, southwest of Chicago. Two pub stops.  Strictly limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Spaced seating and you MUST wear a mask while on board.  Sorry no waitlist!  Sundays in October.

$59 General Admission

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More About Our World Famous Tours

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL OF OUR TOURS HERE:

Our our classic Original Chicago Hauntings ghost tour by bus goes west this October, to keep you both spooked AND safe!   This year our Chicago ghost bus tours depart from the fabled Great Escape Tavern in Schiller Park, with haunting ties to both Al Capone and silent film star, Tom Mix!  You’ll board our luxury coach for a supernatural excursion into the unknown, visiting the former John Wayne Gacy home site, the site of the Crash of Flight 191, Robinson Woods Indian Burial Ground, and the Read-Dunning Memorial Park: site of 38,000 abandoned graves of the old Illinois State Hospital Asylum and Poor Farm.   Fridays & Saturdays in October. 

$49 adults. $39 children.

OR …. STEP INTO THE STREETS & ALLEYS OF OLDEST CHICAGO WITH US . . .

Loop ghost tours are a dime a dozen, but only we take you through the storied River North district . . . the settlement of earliest Chicago, the shadow of Fort Dearborn, and the site of the original Courthouse and Gallows.  We’ll tell you of the ill-fated Eastland disaster, the “Titanic of the Great Lakes,” and the Gangland ties to these fabled streets.  Includes a pub stop at the beloved Billy Goat Tavern, home of the Curse of the Chicago Cubs and the world renowned “Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger” of Saturday Night Live fame.

Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm

$19 per person.

OR ….GHOST HUNT WITH US ON A REAL PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION!

In addition to the city’s number one haunted Chicago tour, we also offer Chicago’s only public paranormal investigations, where you may join in on a ghost hunt of Lincoln Park, one of Chicago’s most haunted places, and investigate the original Chicago City Cemetery grounds,  site of more than 10,000 unmarked graves, the site of Suicide Bridge and location of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, one of Chicago’s most haunted places.  You’ll also hear tales of the night the devil came to St. Michael’s church in Old Town, at deadly lightning strike, ghost ships of Lake Michigan, the story of “Candyman” and the tragic still unsolved “Tylenol Murders.”  Our veteran investigator guide will teach you how to use simple ghost hunting tools. You may be surprised at what you find on this one of a kind expedition . . . 

Our Lincoln Park Hauntings Ghost Hunt Tour runs select evenings, year ’round.

$29 general admission.

OR JOIN ONE OF OUR POPULAR SPECIALTY TOURS….

Our Archer Avenue Triangle & Resurrection Mary Tour takes you through the atmospheric, winding trail of one one America’s most haunted roads to trace the steps of Chicago’s most famous ghost, Resurrection Mary, and the phantom friends who join her in this storied region along the building route of the ill-fated Illinois & Michigan Canal. 

Our Lake County Ghost Adventure Tour is an all-day, epic journey through one of Illinois’ oldest and most haunted counties, where you’ll visit–and ghost hunt–some of the state’s most notorious sites, including the Devil’s Gate, Cuba Road, White Cemetery and more. Meets in Long Grove and includes lunch at a haunted pub.

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