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Sacramento Ghost Tour

Looking to make the most of your time in Sacramento? Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours invites you to uncover the city’s darkest secrets on a spooky stroll through its most haunted locations on our spine-chilling Sacramento ghost tour.

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Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a scary and exciting Sacramento ghost tour through the city’s disturbing past, where the allure of wealth clashed with the harsh realities of life in the Wild West.

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Why You Need to Take a Sacramento Ghost Tour

Sacramento’s history is best experienced through an unbridled look at the sinister truths that established the city’s otherworldly side. In the haunted heart of America’s Farm-to-Fork capital, the marks left behind are often ghostly, with some more terrifying than others. Forget the city’s scenic riverfront and thriving agriculture and farm-to-table scene. Our Sacramento ghost tour offers a captivating blend of history, horror, and intrigue, making it an unforgettable experience for thrill seekers looking and history buffs alike. Walk with us through the haunted streets of the City of Trees and explore its dark past, where the glimmer of gold led to greed, disaster, and death, leaving behind a legacy of ghostly encounters and eerie tales. 

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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 Sacramento So Haunted?

From the tales of greed and tragedy during the Gold Rush era to the restless spirits of notorious criminals haunting the city’s historic sidewalks and dark alleys, every corner of Sacramento has a story to tell. The spark of the Gold Rush in 1848 was the catalyst that ignited Sacramento’s haunting legacy, setting the stage for a series of catastrophic events and ghostly encounters that still echo through the streets of Sactown today. 

From the devastating Great Fire of 1852, which claimed countless lives and reduced much of the city to ashes, to the Great Flood of 1861, which permanently altered the city’s landscape, Sacramento’s charming streets and pleasant river walks are shrouded in morbid mysteries. Long-forgotten souls from the city’s dark pasts roam the places where they took their last breath. 

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However, the massive destruction that swept through Northern California in the mid-19th century wasn’t the only reason the ghosts from Sactown’s past refused to leave. After a series of natural disasters and tragedies that left the city in ruins multiple times, resilient Sacramentans came together to build a new city from the wreckage of the old one, leaving behind a graveyard of bodies buried beneath the surface and a legion of restless spirits roaming the eerie depths of the underground tunnels. 

Want to learn more about Sacramento’s storied past and discover why a city that looks so innocent on the surface could harbor so many sinister secrets beneath its abundant urban forest? Book a ghost tour of the most terrifying places in Sacramento with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to find out.  

Why should you tour with us?

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YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE MORE THAN JUST HISTORY AND WHAT MEETS THE EYE.

Upon visiting Sacramento, many people stroll around Old Sac to see the same historical sites and read plaques on buildings. However, they only see and scratch the surface of what the city has to offer. This historic city holds bone-chilling truths that can only be truly experienced through a chilling and authentic ghost tour. As you walk the dusty Old Town roads, you’ll hear unbelievable stories of crimes, secrets, and unexplained deaths that you won’t find written on a door sign.

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YOU DON’T WANT YOUR NIGHT TO END AT SUNSET.

Sacramento has plenty of great restaurants and touristy shops for locals and visitors, but when the daylight disappears, that doesn’t mean your adventures should. Our hour-long tours are the perfect addition of fear and excitement to add to your night of fun. You’ll feel the adrenaline of spine-tingling tales and ghostly encounters as you lead the way by underground tunnels and centuries-old historic buildings. As the sun sets, the dead begin to rise to join the nightlife of Old Sac.

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YOU WANT TO DIG DEEP INTO SACRAMENTO’S UNIQUE CULTURE.

Culture is best experienced when you understand the past. Each moment in Sacramento’s history culminates to create a complex culture of the modern city we know and love. Learning about specific moments from the Gold Rush and the individuals who lived and sacrificed through floods, fires, and other natural disasters will give you a greater appreciation for California’s one and only haunted capital city.

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YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS.

Multiple haunted locations on this tour have been visited by ghost hunters, broadcast on travel shows, and are featured stories on blogs.. and for good reason. If you’re skeptical about unexplained sightings and encounters, come see for yourself. These buildings, boats, tunnels, and historical sites consistently make the most haunted lists of California and the United States. It’s your turn to find out why and decide for yourself if you really don’t believe in ghosts.

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YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS WANT A SPOOKY NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Why wait for Halloween once a year to be scared, when you can join us for an evening of terror on any night of the week? Sacramento Ghosts haunted tours give not only historic and authentic accounts of nail-biting horror, they are a great way to spend a night out on the town with friends. Bring your best friends and give them an adventure and adrenaline-rush they’ll never forget!

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YOU WANT A BREAK FROM NETFLIX.

Whether you’ve lived in Sacramento your whole life, or just visiting, the nights spent indoors can become monotonous. There’s only so much Netflix you can binge before wanting a real life outdoor adventure. These intense ghost tours give you just that. Experience authentic, movie-worthy stories in living color and in person.

Most Haunted Places in Sacramento, CA

Delta King Hotel

The Delta King riverboat went from luxury liner to war medic ship before finding its way to the Old Sacramento waterfront. Now a hotel-theater-restaurant, don’t expect a peaceful stay all through. Delta King is haunted by three mischievous spirits who like to play with your drinks and drain your camera battery—seems the King’s afterlife is as dramatic as its past.

Old Railroad Tunnel Entrance

The once lost but found Old Railroad Tunnel Entrance in Sacramento remains a graveyard of bodies from Sacramento’s ugly past. Today, it seems those who gambled, brawled, and met their tragic end down there haven’t forgotten the good times….. or the bad, with restless spirits and mysterious figures haunting the passageways, forever reliving their final moments.

Eagle Theater

Rebuilt in 1974, long after the original Eagle Theater was washed away by the great flood of 1861, this historic building has had its fair share of tragic events and spiritual brainwashing. Still, through it all, the ghostly drama never stops. Once a popular spot for Old Sac’s rough and rowdy minors, the Eagle Theater is now a thrill-seeker’s delight, with reports of several inexplicable events and ghost sightings within its halls.

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 ot 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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Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

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