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Grand Rapids Ghost Tour

Ready to explore the haunted heart of Grand Rapids and experience the city’s spine-tingling mysteries?

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Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours as we embark on an adventure into the deepest, darkest corners of Grand Rapids, where only the fearless dare to tread.

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Why You Need to Take a Grand Rapids Ghost Tour

While many may think of Grand Rapids for its stunning riverfront, bustling furniture, and craft beer industry, there’s much more to uncover for those who crave real thrills and chills. Grand Rapids is home to some iconic locations where unearthly activity and eerie sightings have been reported time and again. In the past, the seemingly innocent “Furniture City” was a hotspot for some real monsters—homicidal maniacs, murderers, and serial killers who left behind a trail of terror that still gives people the creeps. With a history marked by senseless violence, gruesome murders, chaos, and unspeakable sins that scarred both the land and its people, Grand Rapids has something for every thrill seeker and ghostly enthusiast.

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Five Stars

Mary was the best tour guide! I had never been to Grand Rapids before this, so learning the dark history of the city was awesome.

06.07.24
Kyleigh G.
 

Five Stars

I learned so much about Grand Rapids history! Hal was a great tour guide too. They really made the whole experience one to remember!

10.24.23
Kassidy G.
 

Five Stars

The tour started promptly and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the ghosts and stories behind them.

10.09.23
Christopher B.
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Why is Grand Rapids So Haunted?

In Grand Rapids, the past is never truly dead, and almost every street holds a dark secret that would make even the bravest souls quiver. From the early days of the Native American settlements to the bustling era of the Industrial Revolution, the city has witnessed many transformations, and beyond these transformations lies a dreadful past that continues to cast a shadow over the present.
For those visiting for the first time, the picturesque rivers and lush scenery may captivate the eye, but they also conceal a dark and unsettling truth about the city’s horrible past.

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From the moment you walk through its haunted streets, it’s like every shadow, every whisper, and every building is trying to tell you something. It’s as though something about the city’s turbulent history refuses to stay buried. With each step you take, you can almost feel the weight of its darkness pressing in.
If you’re up for a spooky adventure that will leave you trembling with fear and excitement, don’t miss your chance to join our professional guides as we explore the famous Monument Park to relive the story of the unfortunate 24th Michigan Infantry and experience the echoes of sorrow, pain, and sacrifice they left behind.

Why should you tour with us?

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You’ve visited the breweries of Beer City USA and want a different kind of buzz

In recent years, Grand Rapids has established itself as one of the leaders in the Hops industry, boasting more than 40 breweries and earning it the title of “Beer City USA.” If you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, then you’ve come to the right place. But even the biggest beer lover needs a break from a day of beer tasting. Keep the party and the buzz going with a ghost tour with Grand Rapids Ghosts. Experience a different kind of rush with a walk through a section of the city where its dark history emerges from the shadows and commands your attention in a sinister and sobering fashion.

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You Need a Break From Furniture Shopping

For decades, Grand Rapids was known as “Furniture City” for its position as the hub for mass production of furniture. If their reputation for unique finds brought you here, but there’s more that you want to experience, take a tour with Grand Rapids Ghosts. Take your mind off redecorating and immerse it in an era of the city where the wicked reigned supreme and the spirits relived a deranged past. Who knows? You may leave the tour with new inspiration for your project.

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You Want to hear a piece of the city’s history that you won’t hear in the museums

From history buffs to art lovers and even those looking for something just for the kids, Grand Rapids is home to a variety of museums that provide a glimpse into what makes the city so special. What you won’t find in these buildings of knowledge are the gruesome tales that gave it its haunted reputation. You may learn more about the establishing of the library, but you won’t hear about the ghosts that inhabit it, including a little girl who’s been sending chills down the spines of locals for decades.

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You Want to Hear More About Heritage Hill Before Exploring it

Haunted houses are one thing. A haunted neighborhood is something you don’t see or experience every day. Heritage Hill Neighborhood is nothing to bat an eyelash at. The homes in this historic district have sinister backstories and even scarier spirits that torment those who walk in their path. Before you venture into the neighborhood featured on A Haunting, take a walk with Grand Rapids Ghosts to uncover the horror that engulfed the area and discover why various spiritual leaders were brought in for help. Still want to visit Heritage Hill alone?

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You’re New To town and want to experience Grand Rapids Like a Local

Grand Rapids offers a peculiar culture that some might find surprising, as you won’t see advertisements boasting the tragedy that once consumed their buildings. Unearth the truth and dig deep into the troubled past of Grand Rapids with a tour that takes you to the sites of nefarious crimes and tragic ends. If you thought you knew of every haunted location in America, prepare to have your mind blown!

Most Haunted Places in Grand Rapids, MI

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Originally known as The Pantlind Hotel, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel harbors a dark past filled with gruesome deaths and unsettling tales. Today, it has become a popular spot for both living guests and restless spirits, including the spirit of Mary Monko, who was decapitated in a horrifying elevator accident.

Michigan Bell Building

From what was a lavish property occupied by a once blissful couple to what is now a big office complex, the Michigan Bell Building may have changed its look, but it can’t escape its dark past. Guests and staff have reported sounds of violent arguments and screams coming from the building, a reminder of the couple’s violent end and unresolved trauma.

Peck Building

Many years after the gruesome murder of John and Hannah Peck by their son-in-law, their tragic tale continues to echo through the city's history. Employees working in the Peck Building have seen and heard some freaky stuff, including an apparition of John Peck's ghost lingering in the very room where his office once stood.

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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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

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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

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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