2018 Tour Dates
October 12 & 13
October 19 & 20
October 26 & 27
Watch for updates on which locations we will be touring for our 2018 dates!
Thank you for joining us in 2017! We hope you will join us again for a tour in 2018.
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.
Each night your ticket will be good for a 45-to-60-minute walking tour around Kalamazoo. Three unique Tours are available in 2017.
Ticket prices are still being set for this year. More info coming! If pre-registration is closed for a particular tour, please come down anyway – we never turn anyone away!
The Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tour is owned and operated by JCI Kalamazoo (The Kalamazoo Jaycees) and is staffed by a group of dedicated and loyal volunteers.
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 the past few years, and we’re entering our eleventh year in 2018.
In total, we have given nearly $30,000 to local charities since 2007.
Who we are helping
All proceeds from this year’s Tour will be donated to JCI Kalamazoo. The volunteer committee will be selecting local charities to receive grants from the proceeds of the tours and the remainder of the funds will be used by JCI Kalamazoo to make a positive impact in our community.
Cash donations are welcome in addition to ticket sales.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the JCI Kalamazoo 24-hour hotline at 269-340-0033 for more information.