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 its 2020 “Haunted History” walking tours from June through October.  Costumed tour guides share both history and tales of individuals 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 completely different 1-hour tours are offered each month.  Both tours include haunted houses!

The Courthouse Tour highlights tales of brothels, epidemics and hangings.

The Britt Hill Tour features stories of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown.

June through September tours begin on the first Friday of the month at 7, 7:15, 7:30, and 7:45 p.m.  Special tours will be offered on both Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10, at 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, and 7 p.m.

All tours begin at the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of N. Oregon and West C streets.  Tour group size is limited!  Cost is $5 per person and advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested.  On-line tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 1.  Information and reservations are also available by contacting 541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org.  Tour”Walk ups” are accommodated based on space available.

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.


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