Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour

1 hour (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


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Windy City Ghosts walking Ghost Tour provides a look into the darkness that lurks below Chicago’s busy streets. Our Ghost Tour transports you back in time to an era of gangsters, bootleggers, bank robbers, and jazz babies. Windy City Ghosts nightly Ghost Tours take you through Lincoln Park, a beautiful North Side neighborhood with a twisted past. Learn about the forgotten burial ground that is the foundation of this bustling neighborhood. Check the bathroom mirrors in the Lion House of the Lincoln Park Zoo to make sure the ghost of a Victorian woman in white isn’t standing right behind you. Learn what spirit haunted Al Capone to the end of his days. On our Ghost Tour, you’ll hear the strange and disturbing tales associated with each of our carefully selected tour stops.


  • Professional and Courteous Guides
  • Intensely researched true stories of history
  • Documented accounts of hauntings and paranormal activity

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Julia Porter Park, N Halsted St &, W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Visit the haunts of Julia Porter Park. Built atop an old burial ground from Civil War times, the encounters that visitors experience in this park can only be explained as paranormal.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Alphawood Foundation, 2401 N Halsted St #210, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

The unassuming Alphawood Foundation Building holds a deeply disturbing past. This haunted site was once an asylum for the mentally-ill, seeing it’s share of murder, tyranny and intrigue. Here you will learn the sorted past that leaves this one of the Windy City’s most haunted.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Red Lion Pub, 2446 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

The Red Lion Pub could probably give the Tonic Room a run for its money, as haunted Chicago bars go. A true homage to the pubs of merry old England, this Tudor-style pub is known for its food, its atmosphere…and its ghosts.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Biograph Theatre, 2433 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2414

Hear the strange encounters that occurred at this haunted site, formerly the Biograph Theater built in 1914.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oz Park, 2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614-4416

While it’s hard not to enjoy Oz Park’s beauty and charm, there is never any real escape from a sinister past. Discover the shadows that still lie across the Emerald Gardens, and the memories of Oz Park’s darker days.

Duration: 10 minutes

Meeting point

Oz Park, 2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers


  • Dinner
  • Motorized Transport
  • Entry/Admission - Julia Porter Park
  • Entry/Admission - Alphawood Foundation
  • Entry/Admission - The Red Lion Pub
  • Entry/Admission - Biograph Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Oz Park

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

Love the tour, she was super nice and explained everything perfectly’ Deff will recommend to friends.

April 2022

Hire more than one tour guide so if one can’t show up you don’t have to cancel and refund everyone..

March 2022

Very cool! Our host was very knowledgeable and the tour was really interesting. Definitely some spots I'll have to go back to!

Meyer A
November 2021

Quality tour! Our host extremely knew his stuff. He explained every story with such details and big gestures. It was so entertaining watching and listening to him. The kids in our group enjoyed it too. The gangster story was terrifying. I’m just thankful it didn’t happen during my time. I took a ...

October 2021

We didn’t even get to participate due to so much car traffic abs no parking available within a mile of the event. We were contacted by the tour guide as we had yet to show, abs when we’re told her there was no parking all she responded with was oh no. Didn’t suggest a place to park or chance to d...

October 2021

Waited an hour for a tour guide to show and they never did. Tour had been cancelled and we were not notified in advance only when we started calling customer service.

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