Traverse City Ghost Tours
Q: Tried to call to book a tour but got a voicemail?
A: Call this number instead! This is our booking agents call center. They assist your owner.tour operator when she is out doing a tour!
Q: Do we have minimums to operate a tour?
A: Sometime! At certain slow times, usually during the week or off season, if a tour is booked we reserve the right to cancel the tour if a minimum of 5 guests do not book. You do have the option to secure additional spots to secure the tour.
Q: Is this tour suitable for children?
A: Yes! The tour is geared towards adults, but many people bring their children and tell us that they enjoyed it thoroughly.
Q: Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?
A: Yes, all participants ages 5 - 13 must be chaperoned by someone age 17 or older. Proof of age may be required. Children under the age 5 must be accompanied by an adult too!
Q: How long is your ghost tour?
A: The walking ghost tours are leisurely 1 to 1.5 mile routes around historic downtown Traverse City or West Traverse City which lasts about 90 minutes. We make multiple stops at various haunted locations where we share with you the stories and local folklore of this charming area. We do recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!
Q: Do I need to make reservations in advance?
A: Yes, advance ticket purchase is required as tours can sell out. The easiest way to make your ticket purchase is through our online box office. Online Box Office closes 1 hour prior to the start of the tour. Please call if booking within 1 hour of the tour start time 231.645.1447.
Q: Can I buy tickets over the phone, in person, or with cash?
A: If you need to pay with cash or card in person, please call 231.645.1447 to book your reservation.
Online reservations must be made by no later than one hour prior to the start time for that tour. Please call if booking within one hour of the tour starting. 231.645.1447.
Q: Can we bring cameras or video equipment?
A: But, of course! Some of the best ghost photos have been taken by unwitting photographers intending to shoot other subjects. Ghostly apparitions tend to show up in photos, even when you didn’t see anything while snapping the picture. The only thing we ask is that you share the picture with us if you do get paranormally lucky!
Q: Does the tour happen rain or shine?
A: Yes, the tour runs in all weather unless it's deemed dangerous. If we cancel the tour, participants may reschedule for a future event. Sorry, we do not offer refunds. Cancellations of the tour will be sent via email, 1 hour prior to the start time of the tour.
Q: If I am running late for the tour, will you wait for me?
A: We always start the tour on time. If you are running late, please let us know by calling 231-645-1447. If we do leave without you, find us!
On that note, please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to the tour meeting point 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour to check-in! If you're having dinner at one of our local restaurants, be sure to tell them what time you need to leave by so you, and they, can plan accordingly.
Q: Do we go inside buildings during the tour?
A: No, the Walking Ghost Tours' stories, local lore, and legends are told outside each location.
Q: Is tipping acceptable?
A: Tipping is always acceptable, but not required - it is totally at your discretion. Our guides do their absolutely best to entertain you and all of our guests. Many of our guests appreciate good service and choose to reward it. Ghost Guides are always grateful for your generosity!
Q: Can I setup a private tour?
Yes, private tours are available. Most groups, however, decide to attend the public tour for two reasons. First, it is less expensive. Second, part of the fun of the tours is interacting with all the other participants. If you are interested in more information on private tours, contact us.
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