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Lake Tahoe Ghost Tour

Join our Lake Tahoe ghost tour as we delve into the more ethereal and sinister side of the deep waters and pristine forests of Lake Tahoe.

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours introduces you to the spookiest tales of the Sierra Nevada’s crown jewel and the locations that harbor these sordid stories.

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Why You Need to Take a Lake Tahoe Ghost Tour

If you are searching for the most thrilling ghost tour in Lake Tahoe, look no further! Our experienced tour guides will take you to the most haunted places in Lake Tahoe for a night you’ll likely never forget. Locally selected, they have encountered the spirits of Tahoe’s hotels, cabins, and legendary lore for themselves and are dying to tell you all about it. Spine-tingling tales of woe and misery are unraveled with the facts and fine details Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours is known for. If you’re a seasonal visitor, you may even learn something about the darker side of your otherwise peaceful getaway.

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Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Christy Clark
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
John James
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Jesse Peters
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Why is Lake Tahoe So Haunted?

As a seasonal home to the Washoe people, Lake Tahoe has always been full of myths and legends. They believed a great, bird-like creature called the Ong inhabited the deep waters of their summertime village. All was well for the Native tribe until one winter in 1826 when they left and returned to find white settlers encroaching on their hunting and fishing grounds.

The Anglo-American newcomers surveyed and disrupted the land surrounding the lake in 1863, and things have been otherworldly ever since. Those who came to California via the railroads to strike it rich in the gold mines used their fortunes to build lodges and inns for wealthy travelers. As the years passed, the lake and its shoreline became infested with the spirits of tragedy and misery.

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Take the tale of Captain Dick Barter, who, in 1873, took his last voyage on the lake after building his own tomb and chopping off frostbitten toes. Many say his ghost still haunts “Dead Man’s Island,” where his tomb rests today. Then, there are the many spirits of the Thunderbird Lodge. Unfortunate souls who lost their lives in car wrecks on Highway 28 or at the hands of the mountain’s large bear population, still wailing and moaning in the afterlife.

Legalized gambling in Nevada brought new visitors to Lake Tahoe, and many never left. Famous movie stars and mobsters are still said to roam behind the 1926 Cal-Neva Lodge and Casino. Find out who they are and Lake Tahoe’s twisted past on an eerie Lake Tahoe ghost tour!

Why should you tour with us?

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You Are Looking For Unique Things To Do In Tahoe City

Tahoe City is known for its serene location, hiking trails, camping locations, and summertime cabins. Find a unique adventure with Tahoe City Ghosts and see the dark side behind the calm.

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You Want To Explore Tahoe City In Between Skiing or Boating

With the slopes and the sand at your disposal, Tahoe is beautiful any time of year. Take a break from the other major attractions in Tahoe City and explore the unknown with Tahoe City Ghosts.

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You Want To Learn The Area’s Folklore

Lake Tahoe has been providing life and attracting people to its shores for thousands of years. Learn the folklore behind the area passed down for generations on a ghost tour with Tahoe City Ghosts.

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You Are Fascinated With Mafia History

Wherever there are casinos, there is sure to be organized crime. Learn the history of the mob, whose hands were deep in every aspect of these operations in the Tahoe/Reno area. The celebrities they attracted only sweeten the deal.

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You Love The Views of The Sierra Nevadas

Walk through the streets of Tahoe City and enjoy stunning lake views at dusk on any given night. The sun setting over Lake Tahoe brings to life the spirits and stories simmering just underneath the water.

Most Haunted Places in Lake Tahoe, CA

Watson Cabin Museum

The oldest wooden building in Lake Tahoe, the 1908 Watson Cabin Museum is haunted by its original owner, who still roams around his hand-made back porch in the afterlife.

Tahoe City Public Beach

Tahoe City’s main attraction is cursed by the presence of a crazed and jilted bride who maliciously attempts to lure young men to join her in a watery grave.

Heritage Plaza

Scenic views of Lake Tahoe from Heritage Plaza are often interrupted by sightings of the lake’s seemingly prehistoric snake-like cryptid, “Tessie.”

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