Ghost tours let you explore your community's spooky side without all the fuss of digging up an actual grave. Unleash the undead with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a haunted walking tour for two ($50 value)
- $55 for a haunted walking tour for four ($100 value)
Tours are about three hours long and typically depart at 7 p.m.
Legend has it that Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," perhaps referencing the area's propensity for disease, disaster, and Civil War–era violence—some of which radiated from a Confederate POW camp. Roughly a century later, another author, Troy Taylor, wrote an entire book about Alton's dark history. He also created Alton Hauntings, a company that hosts walking and bus tours that explore malevolent stories from Alton's past, as well as the supernatural happenings that have been rumored for decades. Guides lead groups to various locations throughout the town, summoning the past through their storytelling.
“Fantastic tour guides and interesting stories. Be ready to walk up big hills.”
“BE PREPARED TO WALK UP AND DOWN HILLS, SO WEAR GOOD FOOTWEAR AND BRING RAIN GEAR IF THE WEATHER REPORT CALLS FOR IT.”
“Wear walking shoes and be prepared to go up and down hills ;) very informative tour about the history of the town”