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20 YEARS OF THE ALTON HAUNTINGS TOURS IN 2019!
SEE SPECIAL EVENTS AND GHOSTS OF THE RIVER ROAD TOURS FOR FALL!
USE THE CALENDAR BELOW TO BOOK THE ONLY YEAR AROUND GHOST TOUR OF “ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTED SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA!”

SPECIAL EVENTS WITH TROY TAYLOR AT THE MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL IN ALTON

ALL “Evening with the Lemp Family” and "Evening with the St. Louis Exorcism” events for 2019 are SOLD OUT!
Watch for more of both of these events in 2020! New dates coming soon!

OCTOBER 11:  SPECIAL EVENT: AN EVENING WITH LIZZIE BORDEN!     SOLD OUT!

OCTOBER 11:
SPECIAL EVENT: AN EVENING WITH LIZZIE BORDEN!


SOLD OUT!

OCTOBER 19:  AN EVENING WITH THE DEAD!  Join Troy Taylor at the Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, illinois for dinner and a spooky evening of American traditions of funerals and death, mourning, postmortem photos, premature burials, and more! It’s an eye-opening look at how the American way of death was born!   CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS!

OCTOBER 19:
AN EVENING WITH THE DEAD!
Join Troy Taylor at the Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, illinois for dinner and a spooky evening of American traditions of funerals and death, mourning, postmortem photos, premature burials, and more! It’s an eye-opening look at how the American way of death was born! CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS!

DECEMBER 6, 2019: NIGHT AT THE MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL!  Join American Hauntings (hosted by Troy and Lisa) at the very haunted Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton as we search the entire building for evidence of the spirits! Are you brave enough to experience the most haunted places in the former hotel? Discover for yourself if the old swimming pool, the "Jasmine Lady" staircase, the bottling plant and slaughterhouse, the suicide room, and more?   CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS!

DECEMBER 6, 2019:
NIGHT AT THE MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL!
Join American Hauntings (hosted by Troy and Lisa) at the very haunted Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton as we search the entire building for evidence of the spirits! Are you brave enough to experience the most haunted places in the former hotel? Discover for yourself if the old swimming pool, the "Jasmine Lady" staircase, the bottling plant and slaughterhouse, the suicide room, and more? CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS!

DEAD OF WINTER FESTIVAL 22ND ANNUAL EVENT — FEBRUARY 8, 2020 ALTON, ILLINOIS  FREE EVENT!  Join American Hauntings as we celebrate ghosts, hauntings, and the macabre at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois -- one of the most haunted locations in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, the unexplained and much more!  Special and After Hours Events include ghost hunts, black mirror scrying workshops, and “An Evening with H.H. Holmes,” hosted by Troy Taylor! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

DEAD OF WINTER FESTIVAL
22ND ANNUAL EVENT — FEBRUARY 8, 2020
ALTON, ILLINOIS

FREE EVENT!
Join American Hauntings as we celebrate ghosts, hauntings, and the macabre at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois -- one of the most haunted locations in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, the unexplained and much more!

Special and After Hours Events include ghost hunts, black mirror scrying workshops, and “An Evening with H.H. Holmes,” hosted by Troy Taylor! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

FEBRUARY 8: AN EVENING WITH H.H. HOLMES A Dead of Winter Festival After-Hours Event!   Join Troy Taylor at the Mineral Springs in Alton, Illinois for dinner and a chilling presentation of “Murder by Gaslight,” the true story infamous serial killer H.H. Holmes, who created a “Murder Castle” in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair and lured an unknown number of victims to their deaths!   CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS!

FEBRUARY 8: AN EVENING WITH H.H. HOLMES
A Dead of Winter Festival After-Hours Event!


Join Troy Taylor at the Mineral Springs in Alton, Illinois for dinner and a chilling presentation of “Murder by Gaslight,” the true story infamous serial killer H.H. Holmes, who created a “Murder Castle” in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair and lured an unknown number of victims to their deaths! CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS!

 

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTED SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA!

Looking for the real story of why Alton, Illinois, is known as one of the most haunted small towns in America? Come along on one of the award-winning Alton Hauntings Tours! Based on the book by author Troy Taylor, it has been called the "most authentic" tour in the region and after 20 years, we take you behind the scenes of the most haunted places in town. 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. Today, 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." Our tour is an entertaining, often spine-tingling trip back in time to discover the true story of why our little town has become so haunted over the years! See the calendar for upcoming dates and join us on the eerie streets for Alton for a tour!

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TOURS:
Most Alton Hauntings Tours are 3-hours in length, unless noted otherwise. Different tours run all-year-around. Watch the schedule for upcoming dates.

TOURS OFFERED:
* Walking Tour (Spring-Fall) $27
* Ghost Hunter's Tour (Fall Only) $42
* Bus Tours (Fall Only) $44

DINNER TOURS:
* Ghosts of the River Road (All Year Around) $52
* Dinner and Spirits Walking Tour (All Year Around) $42

TOURS DEPART:
From various locations. Be sure to check your confirmation for departure location!

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AMERICAN HAUNTINGS STORE
BOOKS, SHIRTS AND MYSTERIOUS MERCHANDISE IN ALTON!

OPEN SOME SATURDAYS AND DURING SPECIAL EVENTS!


Stop in at the American Hauntings Vault and stock up on books by Troy Taylor — author of Haunted Alton and dozens of other books on ghosts, crime, and the unexplained! In 1998, Troy opened his first store in the city and after a number of years away, has returned with the "American Hauntings Vault" in the Mineral Springs Hotel, located at 301 East Broadway!

The Alton Hauntings Tours are based on the best-selling book by author Troy Taylor, HAUNTED ALTON. The book includes an in-depth look at all of the locations on the tour, plus the detailed history of Alton and the surrounding region. It's a chilling look back in time at the strange tales, unsolved mysteries, and many ghosts of the Alton area. It's the perfect companion to the tour! Click on the book to get an autographed copy!

The Alton Hauntings Tours are based on the best-selling book by author Troy Taylor, HAUNTED ALTON. The book includes an in-depth look at all of the locations on the tour, plus the detailed history of Alton and the surrounding region. It's a chilling look back in time at the strange tales, unsolved mysteries, and many ghosts of the Alton area. It's the perfect companion to the tour!
Click on the book to get an autographed copy!

MORE ABOUT THE ALTON HAUNTINGS TOURS

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ALTON HAUNTINGS WALKING TOURS: Offered in the spring, summer and fall months, the award-winning walking tour is a 3-hour ghost experience that explores the old downtown of Alton, going into several different locations during the tour. We also offer the extended GHOST HUNTER'S TOUR, which includes an extra hour and visits locations that are not included on the regular tour. 

ALTON HAUNTINGS BUS TOUR: Offered in the fall only, the bus tours visit all of the sites that are included in the walking tour -- and we do get on and off the bus at many locations -- but also travels to haunted places in other parts of the city. 

SPECIAL EVENTS: Throughout the year, author Troy Taylor offers special “Evening With…” events at the Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton. Each night includes dinner and a presentation on some aspect of American history, crime, and, of course, hauntings!

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DINNER AND SPIRITS: GHOSTS OF THE RIVER ROAD DINNER TOUR: Hosted by author Troy Taylor, this bus tour travels from Alton to Grafton and includes stories of ghosts and unsolved mysteries along the way. The tour departs from the Bluff City Grill in Alton and after dinner, we travel to Grafton on a history and hauntings tour you won't forget! We'll also include a stop at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel! We offer this tour all year around, with winter, spring, and fall dates for the Halloween season. It's one of our most popular tours and sells out fast, so be sure to book your dates far in advance!

DINNER & SPIRITS WITH ALTON HAUNTINGS: One of our newest tours from Alton Hauntings! The Dinner and Spirits Tour Experience begins with dinner at Alton's Bluff City Grill, followed by a search for the spirits during guided ghost hunts at two of the city's most haunted locations. Bring along your cameras and ghost-hunting gear — or just your courage — and discover the spirits that linger in the city. Want to experience Alton's haunts first-hand? This is your chance!

PRIVATE TOURS: Alton Hauntings also offers private walking tours and step-on guide tours for visitors who bring in buses or have their own vehicles. CLICK THERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVATE TOURS or call us at (217) 791-7859.

FAQ ABOUT ALTON HAUNTINGS TOURS

Is The Walking Tour actually a Walking Tour?
Yes, is the walking tour that we have been offering since 1999, 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. We also offer bus tours for those who want to see the sites, but don't want to walk. 

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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.

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 and tickets are non-refundable. 

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!

Can I get my money back if I decide to cancel or don't show up?
Sorry, but no, ALL reservations are non-refundable, just like any concert or event. All of the tours are sold on a first come / first served basis and we cannot re-sell reservations that are not used. Once you purchase the reservations, they're yours. You can give them away or sell them to someone else, but we don't offer refunds. We will re-schedule you if you cannot make the date for some reason, but we do require a 48 HOUR notice to change the date. Re-schedules must be made via email and we will be happy to credit you for a future tour.


ALTON HAUNTINGS is part of AMERICAN HAUNTINGS INK
You can reach us by telephone at (217) 791-7859
or EMAIL US AT GHOSTS@AMERICANHAUNTINGS.NET
© Copyright 2019 by American Hauntings Ink. All Rights Reserved.
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