State Street Ghost Walk

Pete the Projectionist is what they used to nickname the ghost in the back cinema of State Street’s Orpheum Theatre. He seemed harmless enough, just hiding film reels and knocking over small items. That was until he screamed in the ear and threw a stack of plates at the overnight cleaner who ran out of the building without looking back. 

Meet Pete, along with ghostly organ players, mysterious stage managers, and more spooky friends as we travel up and down Madison’s most popular entertainment district. 


$25 per person


Wisconsin Veterans Museum Madison, WI


1.5 - 2 hours


1.5 miles

Ghost Tours of Madison's state Street

Discover the history and ghost stories of Madison, Wisconsin, with our ghost walk on the State Street. We take the time to research our stories to make sure you hear interesting and spooky tales you haven’t heard before.

This is an outdoor walking tour, so please wear walking shoes. Please check the weather before coming. The tour runs in cold temperatures and light rain, so dress appropriately for walking around outside.

Customer reviews

Facebook Review

Was very informative and funny made feel welcomed as well engaging, warm and friendly. Highly recommend
~Jared H.

Facebook Review

I thought our tour guide Lisa was fun and knowledgeable. She had many interesting stories and fun facts to share, and presented them well. There were many noise challenges that evening and she adeptly dealt with them all. The walk was do-able for me, even with a somewhat injured hip. It was a great time!
~Patty L.

Facebook Review

Lisa did a great job mixing spooky with funny, teaching some great (non ghost) history which we had no idea about, and ad-libbing with the dynamic of the group. Definitely well worth it and highly recommended.
~Robert B.

State Street Ghost Walk meeting location:
The State Street Side of the Capitol Tour meets in front of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

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