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||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
||See Schedule Below!
Most tours will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless marked
otherwise. We have additional tours and dates in the
||$25 Per Person
$40 Per Person (Extended Ghost Hunter Tours)
||First Unitarian Church -
110 East Third Street in Alton
Free Parking on Street or in Parking Lot Across Third
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 &
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!
Haunted Alton Book by Troy Taylor -- Alton's ONLY
Official Tour Based on the Best-selling Book!
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
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. Returns in the Fall!
We ask that you please arrive about
15 minutes before the start of the tour and get checked in with the guide
SEE OUR COMPLETE LISTING OF SUMMER
TOURS BY CLICKING ON THE CALENDAR!
See Special Ghost Hunter's Tours Coming up for Later on
Kick off the Fall Season with a
Great River Road Dinner Tour!
Hosted by Troy Taylor!
This Fall: Haunted History Walking
Fall Tickets on Sale August 17!
This Fall: Alton Hauntings Bus
Fall Tickets on Sale August 17!
This Fall: Extended Ghost Hunter's
Tours! Fall Tickets on Sale August 17!
End the Fall Season with a Ghost
Hunt at the First Unitarian Church! Hosted by Troy Taylor!
Fall Tickets on Sale August
SEPTEMBER 11 | 7PM:
Haunted History Walking Tour
SEPTEMBER 12| 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
SEPTEMBER 12 | 6PM: Great River Road Dinner Tour with
Join author Troy Taylor for a bus tour of
history and hauntings along the Great River Road from
Alton to Grafton! From the days of river pirates,
bandits, pest houses, Piasa Birds and eerie specters,
the ride to Grafton will turn back time to the early
days of the Mississippi River! When we reach our
destination, guests will be treated to the spectacular
views and fantastic food of the Aeries Winery, high
above Grafton on the river bluffs! Includes full meal,
transportation with author Troy Taylor!
SEPTEMBER 18| 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
SEPTEMBER 19| 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
SEPTEMBER 19| 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
SEPTEMBER 25| 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
SEPTEMBER 26| 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
SEPTEMBER 26| 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 2015: Fall Tickets on
Sale August 17!
OCTOBER 2 | 7PM: Haunted History
OCTOBER 3 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 3 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 9 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 9 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 9 | 8PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 10 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 10 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 10 | 8PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 16 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 16 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 16 | 8PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 17 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 17 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 17 | 8PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 23 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 23 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 23 | 8PM: Extended Ghost Hunter's Tour
OCTOBER 24 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 24 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 24 | 8PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 30 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
OCTOBER 30 | 8PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
OCTOBER 30 | 8PM: Extended Ghost Hunter's Tour
NOVEMBER 2015: Fall Tickets
on Sale August 17!
NOVEMBER 6 | 7PM: Extended Ghost Hunter's Tour
NOVEMBER 7 | 7PM: Haunted History Walking Tour
NOVEMBER 7 | 7PM: Alton Hauntings Bus Tour
NOVEMBER 7 | 10PM: Night at the First Unitarian Church
Join author Troy Taylor for a ghost hunt at one
of the most haunted locations in Alton -- the First
Unitarian Church! Discover this eerie location for
yourself as we search for the church's lingering spirit
into the late night hours. Are you brave enough to go
inside these stone walls?
Team from the Alton Hauntings Tour
has appeared on:
|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
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 $40 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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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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