Get into the spirit of Halloween by partaking in one or more of Kansas City's unique ghost tours. Several Kansas City historic homes or attractions offer special tours this time of year.
Haunted Fort Leavenworth Walking Tour
Grab a flashlight, put on your best walking shoes and come hear chilling tales of ghosts and unexplained occurrences on Historic Fort Leavenworth, in Leavenworth, Kan.
> October 18-19 and 25-26 at 7 p.m.
> Tickets are $13 for Frontier Army Museum members and $15 for non-members; Tour is for ages 12 and up.
> Purchase tickets as first come first serve
> Call the museum at 913-684-3193 or e-mail Janine.firstname.lastname@example.org
> All proceeds benefit the Frontier Army Museum.
Ghost Tours on the Square
Experience a “ghostly” tour of the 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home, then hop on a covered wagon to hear ghost stories and tales of haunted places on the historic Independence Square in Independence, Mo.
> Friday nights in October
> Tours begin at 7, 8 and 9 p.m., with a maximum of 15 people in each tour.
> Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $12 children 7-11
> Reservations are required.
> Call 816-461-0065
Ghost Tours and Investigations
Enjoy an hour long, lantern-lit tour though the Alexander Majors House and hear all about the ghosts who are said to haunt its rooms. Also, ELITE Paranormal of Kansas City and Mystic Moms offer tours where they will demonstrate ghost hunting equipment and tell visitors what they have seen on their own investigations.
> October 18, 25, 26, 31 (tours hourly from 6 to 9 p.m.)
> Tickets are $15 per person (advance reservations required).
Climb on board a tour bus and visit several historic Kansas City haunts full of ghostly tales and gangster history! Stops include historic Union Station, site of the 1933 Union Station Massacre and the Hotel Savoy.
- Friday & Saturday nights 9 p.m.
- Tickets are $30.
Spirits of the Past
It’s thrilling … it’s chilling … it’s Missouri Town’s Halloween Happening. In this eerie 1850s village, only luminaries light the way. Walk through the moonlit town, if you dare, and hear spine-tingling tales over a century old. Wood fires are burning and witches cauldrons are churning. Children’s games, storytelling around bonfires, trick-or-treating and a haunting hayride are just a part of the spooktastic time awaiting you.
> The fun runs 6 to 9 p.m. on October 25 and 26.
> Tickets are $9 (advance reservations only).
Ghost Train Dinner Theater
Meet some ghosts and help solve a murder, all while enjoying a nice dinner. It all happens at Kansas City's Mystery Train, a murder mystery dinner theater.
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights shows run now through Oct. 26.
- $64 per person.