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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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Discover the most famous gangster hangouts and crime scenes, haunted places and mystery stories. Enjoy sightseeing famous Al Capone’s speakeasy bar, dig in the Prohibition era during the Secret route in Downtown Chicago.You will hear untold stories and outlandish details
It’s an adventure where you travel back in time as a mobster member. Come explore the hidden.
Windy City Ghosts walking Ghost Tour provides a look into the darkness that lurks below Chicago’s busy streets. Our Ghost Tour transports you back in time to an era of gangsters, bootleggers, bank robbers, and jazz babies. Windy City Ghosts nightly Ghost Tours take you through Lincoln Park, a beautiful North Side neighborhood with a twisted past. Learn about the forgotten burial ground that is the foundation of this bustling neighborhood. Check the bathroom mirrors in the Lion House of the Lincoln Park Zoo to make sure the ghost of a Victorian woman in white isn’t standing right behind you. Learn what spirit haunted Al Capone to the end of his days. On our Ghost Tour, you’ll hear the strange and disturbing tales associated with each of our carefully selected tour stops.
Discover spooky stories in the Windy City on a private haunted history tour. Visit places with names such as the Murder Castle and Death Alley, and hear about Al Capone and the Old Congress Hotel. See all three locations on one tour that reveals fascinating details about historical events, and rumors of murder and mayhem in Chicago.
Glide through the city of Chicago by moonlight on this haunted Segway tour. Follow your costumed local guide as they show you the sites of some of the most gruesome murders and disasters in Chicago's colorful history. See Chicago's iconic landmarks lit up during the spookiest time of year and hear about the mysterious, haunted history of this storied city.
Enjoy a memorable Chicago experience on this haunted pub tour. Your costumed guide, dressed as a Flapper or 1920s Gangster, will lead you on a mile-long journey while telling spooky stories of forgotten cemeteries, lingering spirits, and more. Stop at three different bars for drinks (at own expense) as you learn the secret tales behind Chicago’s haunted past.
Calling all fans of the paranormal, this 2.5 to 3-hour ghost bus tour of Chicago takes you into the city’s darkest recesses to reveal its dark past. Travel with ease between locations of reputed haunting and listen to spine-chilling tales delivered by a historian guide. The City Cemetery, the Levee Vice district, and Prairie Avenue all feature on the itinerary, in addition to the site of the notorious St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
Test for paranormal activity at Bluff Hill Cemetery on a guided tour that combines history, legends, and spirits. Enjoy the peace and quiet of exploring by moonlight as you use specialized equipment and your own camera to practice capturing evidence of the paranormal. Along the way, learn about historic burial practices and the wide range of memorials found within the cemetery.
Learn about Chicago’s haunted past and see its mysterious sights as you glide through the city on a Segway at night! Venture through the dark with your local guide, and see alleys, hotels and sites of some of the most gruesome disasters and murders in Chicago’s history. During your spooky adventure through the city, you’ll also see Chicago's famous landmarks lit up in glistening lights.
Join in the Halloween fun all October long! Costumed guides and ghoulish tales--this haunting good-time is not to be missed!
Go back through the history of weird Chicago and take a walking tour to discover horrifying, historical marvels and places. Chicago provides a peculiar, ominous intuition into the lunacy that has taken place throughout history. Take a tour in Death Alley or "Iroquois Theater", where more than 600 lives were lost in 1903. The loop comprises a large art museum with not only famous art works but actually spirits as well. Likewise, if you're looking for incredible views from your hotel room, you must be in the Congress Plaza Hotel, which has other
kinds of guests so-called GHOSTS. "Boo!"
Pedal through Chicago’s scary heritage with a 3-hour Halloween bike tour that includes hauntings, tragedies and overflowing cemeteries. Experience the creepiest parts of the city as you follow your professional actor guides through the Halloween streets, and watch them bring Chicago’s ghosts to life. Learn about the infamous ‘Resurrection Mary,’ figure out why the Levee District is so famously haunted, and hear the story of H.H. Holmes, Chicago’s most notorious serial killer.
Hook up with a paranormal investigator to tour Chicago's Lincoln Park and look for paranormal activity. Stroll through the neighborhood and learn about the Great Fire of 1871, Suicide Bridge, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and visit Lincoln Park, and the old City Cemetery. You'll get the chance to try out some of the ghost-detecting equipment.
Learn about the history and legends surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and notorious criminal H.H.Holmes on a half-day tour inspired by the popular book ‘The Devil in the White City.’ Explore important locations such as the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance Park, and the ‘Murder Castle’ of H.H. Holmes as you learn more about the World's Columbian Exposition and Victorian Chicago.
We wrote the book(s) on Chicago ghosts! Now in our 18th year!
Ursula Bielski, our founder, has published more than a dozen volumes on Chicago's haunted history over more than two decades. Chicago Hauntings is the original Chicago ghost tour and still the best. Our tours are based on all original research, unlike the many other knock-off tours you'll find today. Beware of the imitations.
Imagine walking in the steps of Chicago's most notorious criminals at the city's original courthouse, putting your fingers into actual bullet holes from Chicago's gangland days, feeling the haunting presences near the site of the old Cook County gallows, and gazing upon the waters where 844 souls lost their lives in the horrific Eastland disaster of 1915. Come along and experience all this and more.
We are also the only interactive tour experience where YOU are the paranormal investigator, using simple tools to look for spirits while you hear tales of Chicago's most haunted locations.