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Detroit Ghost Tour

Are you ready to uncover the most spine-chilling stories and haunted locations in Detroit? Book a Detroit ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours tonight!

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Get ready for a night of terrifying tales that introduce you to the haunted streets of Detroit, once soaked in the blood of sinners and outlaws.

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Why You Need to Take a Detroit Ghost Tour

We bring all the glitz, glam, and gore of Detroit Rock City to life in this unfiltered look at the city’s dark past. The terrifying truths of our cities are brought to life by our local and well-experienced tour guides. You may even hear a ghost story or two from a fellow guest. The history behind Detroit’s most haunted locations is brought to life on our nightly trek through the city. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or have lived in Detroit your entire life, we offer an educational and eerie experience for everyone.

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Five Stars

lots of fun and lots of useful information. thanks

06.17.24
David
 

Five Stars

Awesome host!! Long walk, so pack a water and wear comfy shoes.

06.17.24
Merilee Jacobs
 

Five Stars

Enjoyable tour, a little limited on the sites it could visit because the city is spread out but the guide (Mike) did the best he could to make it fun,...

06.16.24
Russel Henderson
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Why is Detroit So Haunted?

Detroit’s haunted history began with the French explorer and known Criminal Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. He founded Fort Detroit in 1701 and ruled with an iron fist, gaining the hatred of settlers and natives alike and laying the foundation for the city’s sordid past. It was passed on to the British in 1760 and then to the United States in 1798, growing with each passing decade. But, in 1805, a terrible fire destroyed every building in town, causing havoc and creating chaos that persists in the spirit world.

Violence escalated during the Civil War when Detroit, a significant stop on the Underground Railroad, erupted into a vicious race riot. A mixed-race man named Thomas Faulkner was accused of molesting a white girl. The proceeding riot left two hundred homeless and two deaths and led to the creation of Detroit’s first police force. Lingering spiritual energy from the first of Detroit’s two race riots, the second was in 1963, still mystifies visitors to this day.

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The 19th century brought Detroit to prominence, but it skyrocketed into the limelight when Henry Ford built his first automobile in 1896 and opened his world-famous assembly line in 1914. With the Motor City’s new success came new dangers. Take the disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, for example, a crime that is still unsolved today. Detroit’s haunted places like The Grey Ghost, named after a phantom bootlegger, stand as a testament to this age of mobsters and gangsters.

Motown came and went, bringing musical legends such as Diana Rose, The Temptations, and Smokey Robinson to the world. But the good times couldn’t last, and Motor City became the Murder City. Discover the remnants of Detroit’s famed past and the spooky secrets waiting within with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours. Book your spot on our Detroit ghost tour tonight!

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re Fascinated with Serial Killers

True Crime is bigger than it’s ever been, with more and more people finding interest in the macabre subject. There’s a little bit of everything in Detroit, including its own set of serial killers. You’ll learn about “The Murder City’s” most notable serial killer, the Oakland County Child Killer, and visit the site of his disturbing crimes. You’re about to receive some firsthand, gruesome material for your True Crime podcast. You’re welcome.

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You’ve Already Experienced Detroit’s Thriving Art Scene

Detroit is known for so many things, including an art scene that’s one of a kind. Art lovers have much to choose from, such as the Heidelberg Project and the street art of Eastern Market. But when the sun goes down, the ghosts of Detroit paint their own pictures full of death and despair. Take in the art scene of the afterlife with Motor City Ghosts tour tonight!

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You Want to Learn More About the Home of 8 Mile

Rapper Eminem’s ascent to stardom helped put 8 Mile on the map, particularly after his critically acclaimed film of the same name was released. Though it continues to be a pop culture phenomenon, there’s a side to Detroit that hasn’t gone mainstream – the otherworldly side. Book your ghost tour with Motor City Ghosts tonight and discover a side of Detroit you won’t see on the big screen.

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You’re Looking For Something Adventurous to Do

There’s nothing like a good adrenaline rush; if it’s something you’re looking for, getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to experience it. Do something that’s not your everyday activity and really puts your courage to work – take a ghost tour with Motor City Ghosts! There’s nothing like a night of scares and frights to get the blood flowing and the heart pumping!

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You Love Being Spooked

We couldn’t understand this more. We love being spooked and shocked, and the grimmer the stories, the better. If you love seeking out the odd and the creepy and love the thrill of discovering new terrifying true tales, Motor City Ghosts has just the tour for you. From stories that could double as horror films to murder mysteries that will keep you guessing, what you’ll hear on our ghost tour of Detroit will leave a lasting and haunting impression on you forever.

Most Haunted Places in Detroit, MI

The Whitney

This high-class restaurant celebrates its haunted residents, The Whitney Family, with a ghost bar on the 3rd floor and an untouched tea set protected by the poltergeist fury of Grace Whitney.

Masonic Temple

Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the largest in the world, was built in 1926 and is haunted by the spirit of a former caretaker who slams doors and watches visitors from the shadow.

The Alhambra Building

Eerie lights emanate out of this once-renowned apartment complex that was the site of a mass arsenic poisoning in 1905 and a resulting curse that led to many fiery deaths.

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 to 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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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

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