Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tours – WMU’s East Campus

WMU’s Heritage Hall

625 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI  49007

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About the Tour
Modeled after the ghost tours found in big cities all over the country, the Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tour hopes to provide history with a twist — delivering the weird, the haunted, and the historic stories found throughout Kalamazoo.

Your ticket will be good for a 45-60-minute walking tour around Western Michigan University’s East Campus* and will include historic information and local legend regarding East Campus and the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital.

(*Tours depart the starting location every twenty minutes.)
Last prepaid tour leaves at 8:40 pm. Last tour leaves at 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $10/night in advance (plus fees), $15/night at the door. If pre-registration is closed for a particular tour, come a little early to reserve a walk-up slot. We have a few spots set aside in each tour for walk-up patrons.

The Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tour is owned and operated by the JCI Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Jaycees and is staffed by a group of dedicated and loyal volunteers.

Tour History
Since 1981, the Kalamazoo Jaycees have held a “haunted” event in the month of October in order to raise needed funds for worthy causes in our community. In 2007, we debuted a new event unique to the area – the Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tour.

We sold out two nights and donated $1,900 to Generous Hands, Inc. in that first year. In 2008, we sold out six nights and donated over $4,300 to Warm Kids. Our third year raised over $2,600 – despite fighting nasty weather on many of the tour nights.

Thanks to wonderful weather and huge crowds, the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Tours shattered all previous records for attendance and money raised. The success has continued over the years, and we’re entering our 13th year in 2019

In total, we have given over $40,000 to local charities since 2007.

This season’s proceeds will go to JCI Kalamazoo and other local charities.

Is the tour scary?
Nope, we’re a change of pace from the typical Haunted House scene. We’re not trying to frighten anyone, promise any spiritual encounters, do any “Ghostbusting”, etc. There are a TON of great and weird stories around Kalamazoo, and we’d love to pass them along!

Children under 12 are discouraged from going on the tours. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you would like more information on the Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tour, please feel free to browse our web site. If you have any questions, contact us at or message us here.

You can also call JCI Kalamazoo’s 24-hour hotline at 269-340-0033 for more information.