Guided tour

Milwaukee: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

Milwaukee: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures
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Step into the shadows of Milwaukee, nicknamed "Brew City", on this spine-chilling, haunted, guided walking tour of downtown Milwaukee.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Uncork a bottle of dark history, tragic tales, and ghost stories of a 176-year-old, haunted city
  • Travel back in time to through the haunting storytelling of the Newhall House Hotel fire of 1883
  • Find out what monsters lurk in the Milwaukee River from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Enjoy authentic, local ghost stories about the Great Depression at the City Hall “suicide well”
  • Learn about Richardson's spotlight bulb's strange control over the Skylight Music Theatre
Full description

Learn of the fires, murders, suicide, and tragic accidents that mar Brew City. Hear rarely-told tales and dark history on this chilling ghost tour of the downtown district of Milwaukee from your local guide.

Meet your guide at the Milwaukee Public Parking Lot, where you’ll begin the exploration of the 176-year-old city. Next, head to the haunted Hilton Garden Inn. Learn about the Newhall House Hotel fire, that took the lives of 70 victims. Hear stories about how the haunted hotel houses guests who experience hair pulling and door slamming from an invisible force.

From there, you’ll wind through eight other creepy, ghost-infested sites — each with its own grisly story to tell. Scan Milwaukee City Hall for the ghosts of the Great Depression’s suicide victims. Dive headfirst into the tale of the Lady Elgin, a doomed steamboat in one of the deadliest incidents of Lake Michigan’s history.

Next, listen to the cries of the Riverwalk spirit. Reach your final tour stop at the Skylight Music Theater, and discover how Richardson’s spotlight bulb has controlled the success of the theatre since the founder’s urn was buried under the stage.

  • 1-hour guided walking tour
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Ghost stories
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near the colorful mural at Milwaukee Public Market Parking. They'll be wearing a US Ghost Adventures t-shirt and carrying a lantern for easy identification.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people who cannot walk more than a mile

Product ID: 430559