Historical Ghost Lantern Tour of Downtown Traverse City

Voted #1 Thing-To-Do in Traverse City


Get spirited away by the macabre and strange history of Traverse City!  Join us on a prowl through Traverse City  experiencing scary tales and the spirited history of Traverse City during our walking tours.


Experience an engaging, walking ghost lantern tour also known as vampire or ghost walk in downtown Traverse City. Your tour will be led by a costumed and experienced walking tour guide. This tour will weave history, ghost stories, and the paranormal stories in this fully packed ghost tour.


You don't have to believe in ghosts to enjoy a good ghost story! Cynics are welcome! The history of Traverse City, buildings, and stories of those that lived before us are sure to entertain everyone!


Tours are small by design and by reservation only. Tours do sell out, so don't wait, book your spot today! Book online or call to make a reservation.







Information on Historical Ghost Lantern Tour


All purchases are 100% refundable up to 24 hours in advance. No refunds within 24 hours of tour start time.   Haunted tours are in English and have limited number of spots on tour to keep tour size small.  After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email of purchase and information on when and where to meet!


This is an outdoor walking tour through downtown Traverse City Michigan and covers the subjects of the macabre, supernatural, and paranormal. The walking ghost tour is  90 minutes long and is approximately 1.5 miles in length. There are some stops along the way where a short rest is possible. This tour will operate rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. 


If a tour must be cancelled due to extreme weather, cancellations of tour will be determined 60 minutes prior to tour start time. Guests will be notified via the email provided when tickets were purchased.


We stop at 8 locations including the Perry Hannah House, Carnegie Library, WTCM Building, City Opera House and State Theater.  A short ghost hunt using EMF and Thermal Temperature Readers at Traverse City first "Official Cemetery." Locations and length of ghost hunt may change at the discretion of the tour guide.


Your tour guide is a local resident of Traverse City and will meet you 10 minutes prior to the start of your tour.  You will know  your guide because the guide is dressed in a steampunk costume-a nod to the industry of Traverse City-and will be carrying a lantern. Please be patient if you arrive before your tour guide, they will be coming from work or another tour!



Historical Ghost Lantern Tour Pricing:



Public Tours

$30 per adult

$15 per child (ages 5-10)* 

Children under 5 are free*

*Parent's discretion advised

*Historical Ghost Lantern Tour

See you next year for our 2021 Season!

*Other tour times may open if tours close.

*subject to availability

For up-to-date availability, please go to Book now to see tour availability and book your tour.

Octobers's Tour Schedule

Where do the Historical Ghost Lantern tours start?

Meet us outside the

WTCM Les Biederman Building

314 East Front Street in Downtown Traverse City.

WTCM is not associated with the ghost tour. Please wait outside. Thank you!


Tours start promptly, so please be on time! An arrival time of 10 minutes prior to this tour is best. 


The best place to park is at the

Larry C. Hardy Parking Garage located at 303 E State Street

To meet the tour, exit north at the East Front Street entrance. We will meet OUTSIDE  the WTCM Les Biederman Building.


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