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 two different 1-hour “Haunted History” walking tours the 1st Friday night of each month from June through September, plus special October tours.  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.

Both tours feature haunted houses.

The 7:00 & 7:30 pm Courthouse route shares tales of brothels, epidemics and hangings.

The 7:15 & 7:45 pm Britt Hill route includes stories of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown.

October tours begin at 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm and 7pm on both Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2019, with alternating tours.  Friday night tours begin with the Britt Hill route; Saturday night tours begin with the Courthouse route.  Book one night or book both for multiple tales of Jacksonville spirits and their legacies!

Tours leave from 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 reservations are strongly suggested.  Contact 541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org.   “Walk ups” will be 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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