Historical Ghost Lantern Tour
Experience a walking tour that brings the ghosts of Traverse City back to life. The tour concludes with a ghost hunting experience at Traverse City's first official cemetery with real ghost hunting equipment!
The Downtown Traverse City Ghost Tour is a walking, 90-minute tour and we go rain or shine. The tour path will head west on Front St, South on Union St, and the tour includes a short ghost hunt at Hannah Park. We walk approximately 10-11 blocks or 1.5 miles so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. The pace is slow to medium-paced at times on sidewalks and a grassy park. After the investigation concludes, head off to enjoy the fine restaurants and engaging entertainment Downtown Traverse City offers.
****Add-On Option: Old Towne Ghost Tour****
If 90 minutes isn't enough to fulfill your ghost story needs, when booking your Historical Ghost Lantern Tour ticket, you can Add-on and purchase an additional 60-minute Old Towne Ghost Tour exploring the haunted Old Towne Neighborhood. This tour will start a few minutes after the conclusion of the Historical Ghost Lantern Tour.
The Old Towne Ghost Tour is a fascinating history of funeral undertakers and a haunted theater. (Not as much walking for this part, we will only be walking 3 city blocks total).
The tour will come to a spirited conclusion at the Haunting of the Old Towne Playhouse and its 2 Mischievous resident spirits.
1 hour 30 minutes
Up to 15 guests
Price starts at
Why take this tour?
Our Traverse City walking ghost tour sweeps its guests up into fun ghost storytelling with some humor, chills, and spirit! A visceral, interactive experience for tour guests to learn the enchanting, enthralling, and spooky history of T.C.'s past.
This is the only Haunted Traverse tour that includes a short ghost hunt near Traverse City's first "official" cemetery, Perry Hannah House, and Carnegie Library.
When booking, if you want more ghost stories and to explore deeper the haunting history of Traverse City more, add-on the Old Town Ghost Tour option. 60 more minutes with only 3 blocks of walking. This tour delves into the huge, centralized undertaker business in Old Towne as well as a highly active haunted theater.
Ghost Hunting Equipment is provided for the Historical Ghost Lantern Tour and The Ghost Hunting Experience.
Things to know
Ages 5-12- $15
Ages 0-4- FREE
up to 15 guests
Please call for larger parties
100% Outdoor tour
Sidewalks and grassy park
Tours are presented with theatrical, storytelling by your experienced, local tour guide. 100% outdoor tour please dress for the weather. There are public restrooms located along the way when in the downtown area, but the tour does not have scheduled restroom stops. Please plan accordingly. Pictures are welcome but please no video of your tour guide. I get shy and self-conscious when on camera and much prefer to have conversations with my guests instead.