Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tours


2017 Tour Dates


Thank you for joining us in 2016! Please check back for more info about our tours in 2017.

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.

Tickets are $9/night in advance (plus fees), $10/night at the door. 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 the 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 the past two years, and we’re entering our ninth year in 2015.

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