Waukesha Ghost Walks

Suddenly during the evening every gas jet in the house was turned off, and a genuine bonafide ghost stalked through the rooms. He, she or it was enveloped in the proverbial winding sheet, surmounted by a death’s head and the grisly thing displayed the osseus structure of its fleshless arms in the most appalling and hideous manner… the revelers waited in awe till the monstrous thing harmlessly withdrew.

                                     – November 2nd, 1889, The Waukesha Journal

A city of spiritualism, murder, curses, and exorcism. Even Mary Todd Lincoln stayed here while seeing a psychic medium whom she’d prayed would connect her with the soul of her assassinated husband. From its resort city history to the ghosts of modern day, see a side of Waukesha that you never knew existed. 


$20 per person




1.5 - 2 hours


1.5 miles

Haunted History Tours in Waukesha

We’ve spent a lot of time researching supernatural and weird stories around Waukesha so that we have brand new stories and content that we can guarantee you’ve never heard before. This haunted history tour is not like a Halloween haunted house. No rent-a-ghouls have been hired to jump out and startle you. However, if you’re captivated by local folklore, into Wisconsin legend tripping, a student of local history, or just interested in sparking your imagination with strange tales about Waukesha, this tour is for you!

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

Customer reviews

Facebook Review

I’ve gone on this tour twice now, and it’s a lot of fun. It will get you in the Halloween mood, and there are many really interesting buildings that you never really can appreciate when you’re just driving through town. Wendy is a great storyteller, and very funny to boot! Highly recommend.
~Heidi S.

Facebook Review

Had a wonderful time on the 2PM Ghost Tour! Our original tour had been rained out, but we were switched to this time within moments of the announcement. I enjoyed the history and spooky stories we were told along our lovely walk around Waukesha’s downtown. As someone who goes to school nearby, it was awesome to hear about some of the people and places so close to my “second home”. Wendy was a great guide!!
~Amanda Z.

Facebook Review

I had a great experience tonight. Erin was our tour guide. I have lived in Waukesha for 50+ years and it's my first time hearing about the para-normal,ghosts,shadow people, and ufo, in my home town. Erin was awesome. Thanks again
~Vicky H.

Waukesha Ghost Walks meeting location:

We meet at the corner of N. Barstow and Corrina — it’s right by the entrance to the Riverwalk in downtown Waukesha.

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