The White City…with a Dark Past
Lake Michigan’s famed metropolis seems to have it all—and then some. Maybe you’ve come to Chicago to catch a comedy show at Second City, try the famous deep-dish pizza, or take a stroll through Millennium Park and catch your reflection on the mirror finish of the bean, a magnificent sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor.
Maybe you’re a Chicago native who’s walked these streets a million times before. Either way, the beauty that towers above you in Chicago’s magnificent skyscrapers is mirrored by a darkness that lurks below the busy streets. Are you brave enough to peer beneath the surface?
Go back in time with us to an era of the Red Onion Jazz Babies, gangsters, bootleggers, and bank robbers. Windy City Ghosts nightly 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 and what ghost haunted Al Capone to the end of his days.
Join a tour with Windy City Ghosts, and you’ll hear the strange and disturbing tales associated with each of the carefully selected tour stops. From the occult history of Prohibition-era pubs to the shifting statues of the lovely Oz Park, Lincoln Park is home to plenty of urban legends you may have heard scraps of—but your professional, local guides will tell you the detailed, thoroughly researched stories you can’t get anywhere else.
All Ghost Tours meet at Julia Porter Park (N Lincoln Ave and Fullerton) at the tours scheduled time. Don’t worry, the park is tiny—you’ll see us!
The standard tour route is 1 mile. Eight different locations are included in our standard tour.
Our extended tour includes four extra locations, adding 1 mile to the distance for a total distance of 2.0 miles.
Click the ‘Buy Now’ button to see available times and places.
Tours are held every night. Please arrive at least ten minutes early and allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the location. Tours are held rain or shine!
Admission for your tour must be purchased ahead of time on our site. Click “Buy Now” to bring up the ticket order process, fill the (short!) form out completely, and confirm your reservation, then… you’re done! You do NOT need to print your tickets or worry about mobile passes! After completing your tour reservation online, you’ll automatically be added to the admission list for your tour time and date. Simply bring your ID with you for us to verify your reservation before your tour begins.
Pay-to-Park is available on North Lincoln Ave and Fullerton. Limited free parking is available on side streets such as N Orchard and N Burling. Fullerton CTA stop is within walking distance of the starting point.
Purchase a Group Tour
We also provide tours for large or private groups. Visit our Group Tours page to learn more about our group tour options and how to organize a tour suited for your group’s unique needs.