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Happy Haunted Chicago-Style Halloween

  • October 28, 2011

by Erin Calandriello

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With Halloween approaching, Chicago Haunting Tours is hosting a number of events featuring ghostly buildings and locations throughout Chicago to give people their “fright” fix.

This weekend and on Halloween, the tour company is hosting a nightly tour that departs from River North at 610 N. Clark St. (map), which tells the tales of Chicago’s haunted history, from the phantoms of Fort Dearborn to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Lincoln Park. Tickets in October are $33/person ($28/person the rest of the year).

On Saturday, there is a 3pm tour that departs from Chet’s Melody Lounge in Justice (map) and travels down Chicago’s haunted Archer Avenue, home to the city’s most famous vanishing hitchhiker, Resurrection Mary. Participants will view the home and funeral home of Resurrection Mary and head down to the far Southwest side to tour the cemeteries and stomping grounds of Chicago’s most famous phantoms. The tour is $40/person and includes one pub stop, but is open to all ages and BYOB is allowed (but no hard coolers).

Jackson Park Lagoon

If you’re a fan of Erik Larson’s novel Devil and the White City, a November 13th tour, which takes folks to the 1893 Columbian Fairgrounds, the ghost-ridden Museum of Science and Industry, the Jackson Park Lagoon, and Prairie Avenue, may be to your liking. The tour is $34/person and includes a “glass of spirits” at the end in a Victorian-era tavern.

For more information and to make reservations to any of the above events, click here.

Happy Halloween!

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