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Looking for the real story of why Alton, Illinois, is know as one of the most haunted small towns in America? Come along on one of the award-winning Alton Hauntings Tours! Based on the book by author Troy Taylor, it has been called the "most authentic" tour in the region and after almost 20 years, we take you behind the scenes of the most haunted places in town. According to legend, author Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," largely thanks to the dark history that the city had already endured prior to its heyday as a thriving river port. From those days, through the early 1900s, Alton saw more than its share of death, disease, disaster, violence, murder, and even the scars of the Civil War. Today, come see how the events of the past have created the hauntings of what is now being called "one of the most haunted small towns in America." Our tour is an entertaining, often spine-tingling trip back in town to discover the true story of why our little town has become so haunted over the years! See the calendar for upcoming dates and join us on the eerie streets for Alton for a tour!
Most Alton Hauntings Tours are 3-hours in length, unless noted otherwise. Different tours run all-year-around. Watch the schedule for upcoming dates.
* Walking Tour (Spring-Fall) $25
* Ghost Hunter's Tour (Spring-Fall) $40
* Bus Tour (Fall Only) $40
* Ghosts of the River Road (Winter) $45
* Grafton to Alton Experience (Fall) $65
TOURS DEPART FROM:
110 East Third Street. Parking lot across the street from the First Unitarian Church
MORE ABOUT THE ALTON HAUNTINGS TOURS
ALTON HAUNTINGS WALKING TOURS: Offered in the spring, summer and fall months, the award-winning walking tour is a 3-hour ghost experience that explores the old downtown of Alton, going into several different locations during the tour. We also offer the extended GHOST HUNTER'S TOUR, which includes an extra hour and visits locations that are not included on the regular tour.
ALTON HAUNTINGS BUS TOUR: Offered in the fall only, the bus tours visit all of the sites that are included in the walking tour -- and we do get on and off the bus at many locations -- but also travels to haunted places in other parts of the city.
GHOSTS OF THE RIVER ROAD DINNER TOUR: Hosted by author Troy Taylor, this bus tour travels from Alton to Grafton and includes stories of ghosts and unsolved mysteries along the way. The tour also included dinner at the Aerie's Winery in Grafton. It is available in the winter and spring months and includes the "Spirits of Christmas" tour.
DINNER & SPIRITS: GRAFTON TO ALTON EXPERIENCE: Hosted by author Troy Taylor, this tour premieres in Fall 2017. The tour departs from the Aerie's Winery in Grafton and after dinner, travels the River Road to Alton, where we'll be taking in -- and experiencing -- the city's most haunted sites. After that, we'll return to Grafton for more ghosts, making this the ultimate haunted night!
PRIVATE TOURS: Alton Hauntings also offers private walking tours and step-on guide tours for visitors who bring in buses or have their own vehicles. CLICK THERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVATE TOURS or call us at (217) 791-7859.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ALTON HAUNTINGS
Is The Walking Tour actually a Walking Tour?
Yes, is the walking tour that we have been offering since 1999, but it is NOT non-stop walking for 3 hours. The tour is actually only about 15 blocks of total walking but the time on the tour is spent at and inside of the locations on the tour. We stop frequently and the tour goes at a leisurely pace, so it's not a strenuous evening. We also offer bus tours for those who want to see the sites, but don't want to walk.
Do We Give Out a List of the Places that we Go on the Tour?
No, unfortunately, we don't do that -- for several reasons. First, we like our guests to be surprised, plus we often change the tour, so it can occasionally vary from night to night.
Is this the REAL "Haunted Alton" Tour?
Yes, this is the only tour in the area that is actually based on the bestselling book, Haunted Alton, and was created by the author, Troy Taylor, in 1999.
Do I need a Credit Card to Make Reservations?
Yes, all of the tour tickets are sold on a first come / first served basis, which means that the tickets have to be purchased in advance, just like tickets for a concert or event. Once you buy them, they are yours and tickets are non-refundable.
Will I be sent tickets in the Mail?
No, when you register online, you will be emailed a confirmation form, which you can print out and bring to the tour with you. Since we only accept reservations online, everyone will receive their confirmation via email. Thanks!
ALTON HAUNTINGS is part of AMERICAN HAUNTINGS INK
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