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Tours: Most of the Alton Hauntings Tours are approximately 3 hours in length. Public tours are available April - November each year! See schedule below for a list of upcoming dates.
Time: See Schedule Below! Most tours will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless marked otherwise. We have additional tours and dates in the fall.
Prices: $25 Per Person (Walking Tours)
$40 Per Person (Bus Tours)
Departs: First Unitarian Church - 110 East Third Street in Alton
Free Parking on Street or in Parking Lot Across Third Street

Alton Hauntings is the Award-Winning tour that offers the Real Story behind the History & Hauntings of "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America!" This is Not an Ordinary Ghost Tour! No Made-up Stories, No Phony Psychics... Real History & Hauntings!

According to legend, author Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," largely thanks to the dark history that the city had already endured prior to its heyday as a thriving river port. From those days, through the early 1900s, Alton saw more than its share of death, disease, disaster, violence, murder and even the scars of the Civil War. Now, come see how the events of the past have created the hauntings of what is now being called "one of the most haunted small towns in America." The Alton Hauntings Tour is an entertaining, often spine-tingling trip back into the history and hauntings of the city. Called the "most authentic" in the region, the tour was personally created by author Troy Taylor and based on his book, Haunted Alton!

The Haunted Alton Book by Troy Taylor -- Alton's ONLY Official Tour Based on the Best-selling Book!

Alton Hauntings
Haunted History Walking Tour

Our walking tour is approximately 3 hours long and travels throughout the old downtown area of Alton, visiting many reportedly haunted sites and going into some locations (depending on availability) Each tour is led by one of our trained guides and is based on the book Haunted Alton by Troy Taylor.
See Schedule for Dates April - November

Alton Hauntings
Ghost Bus Tour

Our bus tour is approximately three hours long and travels by luxury coach to various reportedly haunted sites throughout Alton -- includes sites on the walking tour plus additional sites that we can't walk to! We are on and off the bus throughout the evening. Each tour is led by one of our trained guides and is based on the book Haunted Alton by Troy Taylor. See Schedule for Dates!
The Alton Hauntings Tours depart from in front of the First Unitarian Church, located at 110 East Third Street and right across the street from Alton's City Hall.


We ask that you please arrive about 15 minutes before the start of the tour and get checked in with the guide across the street next to the flagpoles!

ALL of the Alton Hauntings Tours for the Summer of 2014 are SOLD OUT! If you have questions about a tour you have booked, please refer to your confirmation. Fall tour tickets go on sale starting September 2 at 9:00 a.m. Thanks!

Tickets for the Fall Alton Hauntings Tours Go on Sale Starting Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00 AM!
All tickets will be sold on a first come / first served basis so plan to book early because we will sell out again this fall!

How to Get Tickets:
1. Return to the website on Tuesday morning, September 2 and look for the "Tickets on Sale Now" banner at the top and live links for Reservations below!
2. If you do not see the banners or links, refresh your browser until they appear.
3. We will NOT be offering any ticket sales by phone. ALL sales are online only!
SEPTEMBER

September 19: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

September 20: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

September 20: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

September 26: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

September 27: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

September 27: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!
OCTOBER | WEEK 1 | FALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

October 3: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 3: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!
ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND -- AFTER HOURS TOURS ON SALE NOW!

October 4: FREE Annual Fall Festival Event at the Historic Milton School!
Speakers and Events from Noon to 4:00 PM
Click Here for Info!

October 4: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Fall Festival After Hours Event!
On Sale Now! Click Here!

October 3: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour  8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Fall Festival After Hours Event!
On Sale Now! Click Here!

October 4:
Late Night Ghost Hunt at

First Unitarian Church

10:00 p.m. -- Ghost hunt at Alton's most haunted location! $40 Per Person
On Sale Now! Click Here!
OCTOBER | WEEK 2

October 10: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 10: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 10: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 11: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 11: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 11: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 12: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!
 
OCTOBER | WEEK 3

October 17: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 17: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 17: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 18: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 18: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 18: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 19: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!
 
OCTOBER | WEEK 4

October 22: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 23: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 24: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 24: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 24: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 25: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 25: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 25: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 26: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!
 
OCTOBER | HALLOWEEN WEEK

October 28: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 29: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

October 30: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

November 1: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

November 1: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

November 1: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

November 2: Alton Hauntings Walking Tour --Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM -- $25 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!

November 2: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church at 8:00 PM -- $35 Per Person
Tickets on Sale September 2!
 

The Team from the Alton Hauntings Tour
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Troy Taylor & the Alton Hauntings Tours have won numerous awards for excellence and has been featured with Midwest Living, Show Me St. Louis, the Dave Glover Show, WGN in Chicago, Illinois Stories on PBS, the Travel Channel, Scariest Places on Earth, Riverfront Times, St. Louis TV News.. and much More!

Want to Experience the REAL Haunted Side of Alton, Illinois? Then Look no further than the Alton Hauntings Tours!

The Alton Hauntings Tours are History & Hauntings Walking & Bus Tours of Alton and Visit a Collection of the Most Haunted Sites in the City. The tours were created by author Troy Taylor and are hosted by Luke Naliborski, Julie Ringering, Sandy Guire and Bobbi Brooks!

The Alton Hauntings Tour is a proud Tour Partner with the Greater Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Click on the image above for hotels and restaurants when visiting the Alton area!
Public Bus Tours: Alton Hauntings tours are offered April - November each year. The same tours are offered in the spring, summer and fall, but our Halloween tours are always in great demand. The tickets for the fall tours go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 2) and are a sold on a first come / first served basis. Bus tour prices are $35 per person unless noted otherwise (All tour prices + tax and transaction fee)

Public Walking Tours:
Alton Hauntings Tours are offered through the spring, summer and fall of each year, beginning in April. The same tours are offered throughout the year but the tours in greatest demand are the tours that we offer during the Halloween season. The tickets for the fall tours go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 2) and are a sold on a first come / first served basis. Walking tour prices are $25 per person unless noted otherwise (All tour prices + tax and transaction fee)

Private Tours: Private Alton Hauntings Tours are available for groups. A 30-day notice and full payment are required for reservations. We offer both walking tours and bus tours as private events. Walking tours must have a minimum of 20 people at $25 per person. If looking for a private bus tour in the spring and summer, please call us for details and prices at 1-888-446-7859! Note: We offer a VERY limited number of Private Walking Tours during the Halloween season, all private tours must be booked before August 16!

Step-On Guide Tours:  Private Alton Hauntings Tour are also available for groups coming into town with their own bus. This type of tour is for groups only! We do not offer them for individuals. All Step-On Guide Tours are 3 hours in length and can be customized according to visitor's plans. Guides are furnished on a per-hour basis and more information is available at 1-888-446-7859.

Note:
Alcohol is not allowed on the Alton Hauntings Tours and any guests who appear to be visibly intoxicated will be removed from the tours. No Exceptions!
Frequently Asked Questions about the Alton Hauntings Tours:

Is The Walking Tour actually a Walking Tour?

Yes, is the walking tour that we have been offering since 2000, but it is NOT non-stop walking for 3 hours. The tour is actually only about 15 blocks of total walking but the time on the tour is spent at and inside of the locations on the tour. We stop frequently and the tour goes at a leisurely pace, so it's not a strenuous evening. Note: We also offer bus tours on some dates!

Do We Give Out a List of the Places that we Go on the Tour?

No, unfortunately, we don't do that -- for several reasons. First, we like our guests to be surprised, plus we often change the tour, so it can occasionally vary from night to night. Finally, because of the imitation tours that are offered in Alton, we don't give out our tour stops because we don't want to help them anymore than we already are by providing material for their tours from Troy's book, Haunted Alton.

Is this the REAL "Haunted Alton" Tour?
Yes, this is the only tour in the area that is actually based on the bestselling book, Haunted Alton, and was created by the author, Troy Taylor, in 1999.

Do I need a Credit Card to Make Reservations?

Yes, all of the tour tickets are sold on a first come / first served basis, which means that the tickets have to be purchased in advance, just like tickets for a concert or event. Once you buy them, they are yours but can be sold to someone else as long as they check in at the time of the tour with your name.

Will I be sent tickets in the Mail?

No, when you register online, you will be emailed a confirmation form, which you can print out and bring to the tour with you. Since we only accept reservations online, everyone will receive their confirmation via email. Thanks!
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