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If you're looking for a fun and entertaining ghost tour in Chicago, look no further! Book a ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours for a ghostly good time!

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Why You Need to Take Our Chicago Ghost Tour

We offer firsthand accounts from people who have experienced the unexplained. You may hear eerie encounters from a guest or some of the tour guide’s own! Whether you’re visiting Chicago or just looking into your hometown’s haunted past, our tours provide you with an adventure you’ll never forget!

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Five Stars

we had such a great time! our tour guide was friendly and personable and having a small tour made me enjoy everything a whole lot more. i'll definitel...

06.23.24
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Five Stars

Tour guide was super professional... we got paint thinner thrown on us and she handled it with humor and grace... information was awesome and the walk...

06.23.24
Patricia Hunt
 

Five Stars

The tour was super fun and informative! Our guide Alec was very vibrant and fun. He really enhanced the tour with his personality!

06.16.24
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $25

Windy City Ghosts: Hauntings of Chicago

Explore Chicago’s most haunted and chilling locations on the Hauntings of Chicago ghost tour in historic Northside, Chicago. Home to gangsters, serial killers, haunted hospitals and more, you’ll never look at the Windy City the same way again.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Tin Man statue in Oz Park, 2021 N Burling, Chicago

Tour TimeTour Times: 7PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hr. across 1 mile

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $75

Taste of the Windy City: A Chicago Food Venture

Chicago has long been the culinary and cultural capital of the United States. Visitors come to Chicago to enjoy the city's delicacies, while chefs come to establish culinary empires and legacies.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Portillo's & Barnelli's at 100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL

Tour TimeTour Times: 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $16

Chicago: Gangs and Mobsters Walking Tour

Discover the hidden tales of Chicago's Gangs and Mobsters on a captivating walking tour. Join us on this mile-and-a-half journey through the city's dark legacy and vibrant present. Uncover chilling stories of infamous mob hits and ongoing underworld secrets.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 100 E Jackson Dr, Chicago, IL

Tour TimeTour Times: 1PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 Hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Chicago So Haunted?

In the 1780s, a trader, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, established the region of Chicago. A free black man from Haiti, he is commonly referred to as “Founder of Chicago.” 

 

After the United States won the Northwest Indian War in 1795, the Potawatomi tribes were forced to hand over portions of land. By 1833, they were forcibly removed from their land entirely. In 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. 1871 brought the catastrophic Great Chicago Fire. To this day, it’s not sure what caused the fire, but the damage was extensive. The 1920s brought the prohibition of alcohol and ushered in the Gangster Era. 1929 marked the day of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Al Capone sent men to gun down a rival gang, North Side, led by Bugs Moran.

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The economic crisis of The Great Depression devastated Chicago. Chicago was also a hotbed for labor activism leading to what is known as the Labor Day Massacre of 1937. Police opened fire on a group of anti-union demonstrators. Ten people were killed, nine were disabled, and twenty-eight had severe head injuries from police clubbing. Chicago moved away from racial segregation in 1983 when Harold Washington became the first black mayor. 

Chicago built the nation’s first skyscraper in 1884 and the world’s tallest building (the Sears Tower) in 1974. Chicago is the start of the historic “Route 66.” Through the bloodshed, violence, and prejudices, Chicago prevailed.

Why should you tour with us?

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You love stories about gangsters and mobsters

Nostalgia and nightmare combine as you walk through the haunted streets of Chicago, where you will hear terrifying stories of prohibition-era criminals and the vengeful ghosts they left behind. Infamous gangsters Al Capone and Bugs Moran battled it out in these streets, and underground murder and violence came with the underground pubs during prohibition.

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You're into True Crime

Chicago is a magnet for anyone who wants to disappear, and a prime hunting ground for those who seek to do harm. Violence is easily anonymous in Chicago, where the high energy of millions of people covers up the sinister, the strange and the dangerous. Follow the footsteps of these serial killers and more to learn the horrific stories of cold blooded murder they left behind.

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You want to experience a different side Chicago

Let the chilling Chicago night air sink into your bones as you walk with us on a haunted tour of some of the city’s most electrifying paranormal hotspots. Whether you’re a veteran ghost hunter or someone new to exploring the supernatural, embark on a haunted walk through Chicago and really get to know the deep, dark underbelly of a city ridden with the ghosts of the past. 

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You want a fun way to walk off all of Chicago's delicious cuisine

At the end of the day, you’ll find the heart and soul of Chicago lies within its deep dish pizza, Chicago Style hot dogs and secret local dives. You’ll also find it’s not uncommon for your favorite restaurant to have a ghost patrolling the halls. Join us on an adventure through some of Chicago’s most haunted hotspots while stretching your legs and burning some calories at the same time.

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You want something to do on dry land after a long day on Lake Michigan

It’s not difficult to picture the secrets that linger beneath the surface of Lake Michigan as you stand at the shoreline, looking over the vast, gray water. It’s even easier to imagine dark shapes and deadly beasts stalking the vast lake when you’re on the water itself. Discover chilling secrets and spine-tingling tales of horror and hauntings in the City by the Lake.

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You want to make it a Chicago trip you'll never forget

Sports fans are drawn to Chicago from every corner of the globe thanks to the city’s plethora of stadiums and fields. From Wrigley Field to the Chicago Bears Stadium, there’s something for every sports lover in Chicago. After a few beers and brats at an action packed game, turn up the adrenaline another notch with a walking tour of the hauntings that surround your favorite stadiums.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN CHICAGO, IL

RED LION PUB

The Red Lion Pub is one of the oldest bars in the US, and it is also one of the most haunted. The building, erected in 1882, has seen many historical events play out around it in its neighborhood. On top of that, it was a regularly frequented spot for famous mobsters, such as Al Capone himself and many others. Now, a handful of regular ghosts allegedly frequented this historic pub.

BIOGRAPH THEATER

One of the oldest movie theaters in Chicago, the Biograph theater is particularly well-known for the mobster activity and tragic events that occurred there back in the day. Most famously, bank robber John Dillinger was shot here in 1934, ironically after watching a gangster film. It’s attracted ghosts, mobsters, and historians alike ever since.

OZ PARK

Until quite recently, Oz Park was pretty run down. Today it is a scenic place to hang out with friends, kids, or pets. The place gets its name from the children’s story written by Chicago resident and novelist L. Frank Baum. The park features a delightful display of Wizard of Oz themes statues. Due to some of the tragic events that occurred in its vicinity, however, the park has a reputation for some ghostly visitors, as well.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Life & Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery

Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021