Did you know that Alton, Illinois is one of the most haunted small towns in America? When you take a ghost tour in Alton the history of this haunted city will be shared by professional tour guides.
They do a great job of weaving historical facts with paranormal experiences giving you a memorable ghost tour experience.
There are a number of unique ghost hunts and haunted tours that guide you through the streets of Alton. You can choose to tour by foot, by trolley or by bus. Some tours even have a dinner or beer crawl option.
There are so many ghost tours happening in Alton.
On a good note, if you can’t make it to Alton in September or October many of the tours are offered year round.
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12 Unique Ghost Tours in Alton, IL
Note the following six tours are offered by Alton Hauntings
Ghost Hunt at Mineral Springs Hotel
Spend the late-night hours on a search for the spirits of the infamous Mineral Springs Hotel — a place of local legend, lore, fiction, fact, and a myriad of restless spirits.
Are you brave enough to experience one of the most haunted sites in this haunted building? Find out for yourself and perhaps you’ll come face-to-face with some of the staff members and hotel guests of yesterday!
Ghost Hunt at the First Unitarian Church
We’re going back inside one of the most haunted locations in Alton, unlocking the doors of the First Unitarian Church! Built on the ruins of the former St. Matthew’s Church, the Unitarian opened in 1905, providing solace and comfort for hundreds of people for many years.
But after a minister committed suicide in the church in the 1930s, strange encounters began with his restless spirit — which lingers today!
Spirits of Alton Dinner Tour
Join Troy Taylor on a Dinner and Spirits tour of Haunted Alton! The evening begins with dinner at the Bluff City in Alton, followed by an eerie bus tour of the city.
Discover the TRUE stories of hauntings from Troy’s bestselling book with ghost stories, authentic history, and chilling locations where NO OTHER TOUR can take you!
Great River Hauntings Dinner Tour
Join author Troy Taylor for Dinner and Spirits as you travel from Alton to Grafton — but with different stories and historic sites from the River Road Tour.
Depart from the Mineral Springs and taking you in search of the mystery and history of the region before arriving at the Pere Marquette Lodge for their famous fried chicken dinner!
Ghosts of the River Road
Join author Troy Taylor for Dinner and Spirits along the Great River Road from Alton to Grafton! This is similar to the Great River Hauntings Dinner Tour, but without the dinner.
You’ll discover the tales of history and hauntings along the Mississippi River with dark tales, eerie locations, and a stop for drinks at one of Grafton’s legendary haunts!
Dinner and Spirits at Mineral Springs Hotel
This event includes a catered dinner, served in a private ballroom. After dinner, author Troy Taylor will present any number of strange, bizarre, and terrifying evenings of ghosts, history, hauntings, and crime!
The stroll includes stops at five haunted locations paired with a five-ounce pouring of one of five different Old Bakery brews.
Tours begin in the second story of the historic Ryder Building, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Wet your whistle while learning why Alton is considered one of the most haunted small towns in the USA. After a quick version of Ghosts 101 and a demonstration of ghost hunting tools, you’ll be ready for an interactive ghost hunt in some of Alton’s most historic and haunted locations.
Last stop is the old Piasa Masonic Temple, most recently the home of Spirits Lounge. The building, which dates to 1844, is filled with secrecy and intrigue. Paranormal activity abounds in the second floor meeting area.
Trolley tours begin at My Just Desserts, in the historic Simeon Ryder Building.
Dating to 1845, the building served as a courthouse during the 1800s and saw cases tried by the young attorney from Springfield, Abraham Lincoln.
The evening haunted tour begins in the second floor meeting room, where ghost hunting tools are active and orbs are abundant.
There is also a Witching Hour Haunted Trolley Tour that is a 3 hour night tour starting at 10:30pm.
This walking tour includes stops at five haunted locations.
Tours begin in the second story of the historic Simeon Ryder Building, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.
Learn why Alton is considered one of the most haunted small towns in the USA. After a quick version of Ghosts 101 and a demonstration of paranormal equipment, you’ll be ready for an interactive paranormal investigations in some of Alton’s most historic and haunted locations.
Locations include the brick ovens of the old Kendall Cracker Factory ,tunnels of the Underground Railroad at the Enos Sanitarium a stop at the Grand Theater.
Our last stop will be a visit to the once majestic Hilltop Room at the Stratford Hotel.
The McPike Mansion is known nationally and internationally as one of the most haunted locations in the country.
Visitors and owners alike have witnessed paranormal activity in the form of orbs, balls of light, shadow figures, strange mists, and even full-bodied apparitions peering from the mansion’s windows, in photos, or in person.
Throughout October there are a number of ghost tours available, but book soon as tickets are sure to sell out.
Ghost Hunt at Mineral Springs Historic Hotel
Expect a spine-tingling adventure at the Mineral Springs Historic Hotel. Discover the fascinating history, dark past, and ghostly tales that surround this legendary location.
Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of the past as you explore the building.
From mysterious apparitions to chilling encounters, this in-person event is perfect for thrill-seekers and history buffs alike. There will be an interactive tour and ghost hunt.
Vintage Voices Tour at Alton Cemetery
Step back in time and meet a controversial publisher, war heroes, the annual Vintage Voices and more! This long-standing tradition features some of Alton City Cemetery’s most notable members.
The October tradition will continue in 2023 with guided gentle-walking tours to visit different stops and meet actors as they portray prominent persons from Alton’s rich history. Tours will leave from the main gate of the cemetery (Vine & 5th) at Noon.
Although the focus isn’t on apparitions and ghosts, its a good history lesson and who might be haunting the town of Alton.