Haunted History

Here in Jacksonville, we take our history very seriously and we recognize the legacy that the pioneers left for us.  We also recognize that some of our pioneers are still with us in the forms of spirits and ghosts.   Hear more about these “restless” former residents when Historic Jacksonville offers monthly “Haunted History” walking tours from May through October in 2017.  Costumed tour guides share both history and tales of pioneers whose spirits still dwell in many of our historic buildings.

 

These tours are not your typical ‘ghost tours’ with special effects.   They are history tours about real hauntings resulting from past events.  The stories—some scary, some benign—come from multiple sources, from people who have experienced these lingering spirits.  They are our attempt to recognize and honor these restless souls. 

Two different tour routes are offered—a Britt Hill tour with saloons, Oregon’s first Chinatown, and two of the most haunted houses in town; and a Courthouse route with tales of brothels, epidemics and hangings.

Tours begin at 7pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, and 7:45pm on the first Friday of each month through September.  October tours begin at 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm and 7pm on both Friday and Saturday evenings on the second weekend in October.

Private tours can also be scheduled for a minimum of 10 people at a cost of $10 per person.  Date and time must be mutually agreed upon.  For additional information, contact 541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org.