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Welcome to Haunted Traverse Home of the 

#1 voted & Only Ghost Tour

in Traverse City, Michigan

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Quick Information on walking Tours

🚶‍♂️   Entirely outside, the tour lengths vary based on the type of tour. The walking surfaces are sidewalks & grass surfaces.

😲 All ages are welcome. Parents' Discretion advised as subjects covered include macabre, suicide, death, and ghostly subjects on all tours.

👻 Tours are presented with theatrical, storytelling by your experienced, local tour guide.

⁉ Do you have to believe in ghosts to enjoy a ghost tour?  Nope! There is so much history that this could easily be just a historical tour as well. 

📅  Tours available *daily, click for schedule

* Some dates may not have tours, click here for our full schedule

​♿ Walking Tour can accommodate wheelchair users 

🐶 Well-behaved puppies are welcome!

🙏 Gratuities for a guide is very much appreciated.  THANK YOU!

Welcome to Haunted Traverse Tours. We specialize in themed, walking tours in downtown Traverse City.  From spring to late fall, we operate public walking historical ghost tours, historical, weird & paranormal-themed tours in downtown Traverse City.  Private tours are available year-round by reservation only. 

We also do a Ghost Hunting Investigation experience at a local haunted location that is also a Haunted House Attraction called the Ghost Farm of Kingsley! 

 Choosing a Public or Private Tour?

Private Tours: If a party wants to do a tour outside of the public times posted on the Haunted Traverse Tour Schedule-or- wants to ONLY have their party present with the tour guide, the best option is a Private Tour.


For the Private Tour option only: We do ask for a minimum booking of 5 guests. If you have fewer than 5 guests when booking, please know that your group will be booked for the 5 guest minimum.  

The only way to book a Private Tour is by calling Haunted Traverse.

Public Tours may be several groups booked for the same tour and start time. Guests will be walking in a group with other Haunted Traverse tour guests. These tours have a standard start time as reflected in the tour schedule. Unlike the Private Tours, there is no minimum number of guests needed to make a booking for a Public Tour.


To see the dates and times for our Haunted Traverse Public Tours, please click here.  

Covid-19 Policy

We are a fully-outdoors walking tour company and will follow the State of Michigan guidelines that are enacted at the time your tour starts.

Which tour to choose?


If you would like to participate in the only ghost tour in Traverse City, like history and good 'ol fun ghost stories, walking 90 minutes through Downtown Traverse City, please book our flagship tour and voted #1 tour in Traverse City, our  Historical Ghost Lantern Tour.


If you like history, weird & strange stories, local life, walking 60 minutes along the West Grand Traverse Bay, and a few blocks in downtown Traverse City, hop on the Weird 101 Tour.


If you want chills, a real ghost hunting experience with ghost hunting equipment in your hands, 100% outside in a dark woods at a haunted location, you will want to book the Ghost Hunting Experience.

Do I need reservations?


Yes! Our tour guide will need to know one hour ahead of time if she is doing a tour. We do sell out, so if you have a particular date and time, please book as far out as possible to secure your date. No worries.  We will provide a full refund of your booking if you cancel at least 24 hours ahead of the start of your tour.


Can I cancel my tour?


All purchases are 100% refundable up to 24 hours in advance of your booked tour's start time. No refunds for requested cancellations are provided within 24 hours of the tour start time.  

What if there is severe weather?

If a tour must be canceled due to extreme weather, cancellations of the tour will be determined 60 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Guests will be notified via the email provided when tickets were purchased. If we cannot delay or reschedule, a 100% refund is provided if the tour is cancelled.

What happens once I purchase my tickets?


 After your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email of the purchase and information on when and where to meet for your tour!

I want to do a tour at a  particular time, but do not see it on the schedule?


You will want to book a private tour. Please call us to book your private tour. A minimum of 5 adults , so a party less than that will need to book 5 spots.  

Which Tours are kid-friendly?

Parents' discretion is advised on all tours. We speak on suicides, death, and macabre subjects.


Haunted Traverse does have young children that enjoy the Historical Ghost Lantern Tour and Weird 101 tours.  


The Ghost Hunting Experience has an age limit of 12 years of age or older. Ghost Hunting Private Experiences have an age limit of 8 years or older. 

Did we miss an answer to a question you have?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for answers to any more questions you may have.


Historical Ghost Lantern Tour-Public

Operating  EVERY NIGHT! June-October

April/May/November Fri & Sat Only

90 Minute Walking Tour

Downtown Traverse City

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.


$30 Adult

$15 ages 5-12

Free ages 0-4 

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Operating  Daily June-August

50 Minute Walking Tour

Downtown Traverse City

A walking ghost tour through downtown Traverse City. We start at the haunted WTCM Les Biederman Building and stroll Front Street to stop at several reported locations.

Experience the ghost stories that come from the mid-1800 settlers to this area including a haunted accountant, the Herald lost Civil War soldier, and the poltergeist at a downtown hotel. 


$25 Adult

$15 ages 5-12

Free ages 0-4 


Weird 101 Walking Tour-Public

Operating  Daily June-August

50 Minute Walking Tour

Downtown TC + by GT Bay

While visiting downtown Traverse City, come for a short walk with our outdoor walking tour that tells of the history of Traverse City plus strange and unusual paranormal stories unfolding throughout Traverse City's History. 


Come learn why the West Grand Traverse Bay boiled, learn more about our very own Loch Ness Monster, a sweet bank heist, and the unusual items lurking under the waves of Grand Traverse Bay!


$25 Adult

$10 ages 5-12

Free ages 0-4 


Large &/or PRIVATE Groups

Operating May-November

5 ticket minimum to book 

For all tours and experiences

Downtown Traverse City

This is the same experience as our public tours and experiences but is available for groups that would like a private tour or large group sizes of 30 or more guests. 

Perfect for those concerned with Covid-19 or large buses or groups visiting the area.

Our Traverse City walking ghost tour and ghost hunting experiences sweep 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.  



Ghost Hunting Experience-Public

Operating  EVERY NIGHT! June-October

April/May/November Fri & Sat Only

2 Hour Experience

Hosted by the Ghost Farm of Kingsley

Come ghost hunt at a local haunted house attraction known to be haunted right here in Northern Michigan. Many of its actors, guests, and owners have reported strange happenings and sightings of several spirits that haunt the farm. Here is your chance to take a look behind the terrifying haunted house attraction where the Guests of Haunted Traverse Tours will be instructed on how to use real ghost hunting equipment and then proceed with using this equipment on a 2-hour investigation.  



Ages 12 and up Only


Ghost Farm of Kingsley

Operating This October

A Haunted Trail, Cursed Barn and Gravely Greenhouse Haunted House Attraction

Hosted by the Ghost Farm of Kingsley

Do join us for a night of fright this Halloween season for our autumnal tradition-The Ghost Farm of Kingsley Haunted Attraction.  

The resident Farmer is planning a terrifying, good time and is always digging up new friends to make your visit a scream. Scared yet? You should be. We'll see y'all out at the Ghost Farm. 

We are open every Friday and Saturday for the 5 weekends leading up to Halloween!  2021! 7-11 pm 



no age limit, but children cannot be carried through walk.

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Spots are limited so we do require reservations.  Securely book today!  Full refunds if canceled 24 hours in advance of start of the booked tour. No worries!

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Worry free Ticket Purchases with full refunds if canceled 24 hours prior to your tour start time, options to move tour dates easily, and the use of our  secure booking system.

Just show up  10 minutes prior to your tour meeting spot. No printed tickets needed. Easy!

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